Bayreuther Jazz November

The annual Jazz November festival, organised by Jazzforum Bayreuth, is a top-class event that genuinely lights up the grey eleventh month of the year.

The inter­na­tional jazz artists who have been performing there include Joachim Kühn, Uri Caine, Wolf­gang Haffner and Billy Cobham. Jazz November also features ‘musical insider tips’ such as Sons of Kemet from the UK (2015) and Wojtek Mazo­lewski from Poland (2018), who are virtually unknown here in Germany.

Audi­ences can look forward to a fanta­stic mix of genres, from classic club concerts and inti­mate piano evenings to dance parties with plenty of soul. And the venues are equally diverse, with loca­tions inclu­ding a spar­k­ling 80s-themed disco, a Baroque-style chamber music hall and a rustic jazz stage at a brewery pub. This fasci­na­ting melting pot is what makes Jazz November such a unique attrac­tion for visi­tors from all over Germany.

The small, exclu­sive festival always takes place from Thursday to Sunday on the first weekend after Bavaria’s autumn school holiday. It is orga­nised by Jazz­forum Bayreuth e.V., which has received nume­rous awards for its excel­lent music programmes. In 2017 it won the City of Bayreuth’s Culture Award, and it is the reci­pient of five coveted APPLAUS Awards (for excel­lent live music programmes at inde­pen­dent venues), which are presented by the Federal Govern­ment Commis­sioner for Culture and the Media, Professor Monika Grütters.

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Mo. - Fr.: 09:00 - 18:00
Sa. 09:00 - 16:00
May - October: Su. + holidays: 10:00 - 14:00
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Mo. - Fr. 10:00 - 17:00
Sa. 10:00 - 14:00
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