Print Page | Close Window

First Jazz Festival since lockdown in the world(?)

Printed From:
Category: Jazz Music Lounges
Forum Name: Jazz Gigs, Tours and Festivals
Forum Description: Announce (shows, dates and more) and discuss jazz music events and bands touring (featured in home and artist page)
Printed Date: 15 Jan 2021 at 7:41am
Software Version: Web Wiz Forums 10.16 -

Topic: First Jazz Festival since lockdown in the world(?)
Posted By: snobb
Subject: First Jazz Festival since lockdown in the world(?)
Date Posted: 29 May 2020 at 3:59am

Sebastian writes. We congratulate Raimund Meisenberger of the Passauer Neue Zeitung on his scoop, reporting what we believe to be the first jazz festival in the world since lockdown. He reports that Jazzfest Passau 2020 in Bavaria will open on 2 June. The driving force behind this festival is a good friend of LJN, trombonist, festival organizer and head of Pao Records, Paul Zauner. Here is the article:

Music is coming back. Jazzfest Passau starts on 2 June

For months, performance venues have been a sad, dead place. But since the announcement from the Bavarian regional government that from 15 June – under strict hygiene and distance requirements – theatre, concerts, cinema and other cultural events would again be possible, things have been moving very quickly.

Arts Minister Bernd Sibler announced the  regulatory framework: From 15 June, 50 guests are allowed indoors, 100 outdoors. But Jazzfest Passau is setting an example and will get going even earlier: the annual open-air series produced by Paul Zauner and Jürgen Waldner in the Rathausinnenhof (inner court of the town hall) begins as early as next Tuesday, 2 June; by the end of August, around 50 events are to take place, as always with free admission, donations welcome.

The programme is to be published in the next few days. “It is important to us that we start as soon as possible”, says Paul Zauner, “and that music is played – under legal conditions”. That means: less than 50 visitors outside, entrance and exit are separate, only one beer bench per person.

It will be a strange sight at the start of the jazz session from guitarist Daniel Wildner‘s trio (with bassist Markus Schlesag and drummer Gerhard Braumandl), but it is a start, and live cultural life continues on its way.

This is Sebastian’s English version of the original German article-" rel="nofollow - LINK HERE


Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 29 May 2020 at 4:23am
It's great to hear that life is slowly returning back to form, at least in some places Smile

Here in Lithuania starting from June 1, we have possibility to start with open air venues (under special corona pandemic requirements - social distance,etc) for up to 300 listeners with growth up to 900 till the end of August. Requirements for concert hall concerts are much more strict though.

Kaunas Jazz Fest postponed their program, scheduled for the last April (and I stayed with my quite expensive tickets for Cécile McLorin Salvant night waiting for the next year's spring possibility), but they already announced the first gig in a new pos-carantin program.

The big problem is not only strict requirements with limitations for a number of listeners, a space for each of them,etc, but in possibility for foreign artists to come as well. Borders control is still actual, as well as two-weeks mandatory self-isolation for everyone, coming from abroad.

So, we are starting with local artists here, renown pop and r'n'b singer Linas Adomaitis

He will sing on the first June Monday on the court of medieval Raudone's Castle in Central Lithuania, the place where the organizers will try to fulfill existing strict requirements for such venues.

Raudonės pilis - renesanso stiliaus dvaro rūmai-pilis | We love ...

More important, it looks we're survived the worst time and are slowly moving towards better future Smile

Print Page | Close Window

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 10.16 -
Copyright ©2001-2013 Web Wiz Ltd. -