© Marc Gilgen

Who invented jazz? We have to admit, we don’t know either: but the double bass player Ron Carter is one of the musicians who – along with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and Herbie Hancock – played a major role in shaping its development. Carter now comes to ELBJAZZ as a guest of the NDR Big Band and with his own ensemble.

Drummer Chris Dave will show that he doesn’t just deliver breath-taking hip-hop beats as a backbeat machine in Robert Glasper’s or Jose James’ bands – he also brings some fat grooves to the port of Hamburg with his Drumheadz.

When the Israeli–French singer Yael Naim takes to the stage with her mix of soul, pop & chanson, you’ll know you have the perfect soundtrack for a Hamburg summer.

The French accordionist Vincent Peirani has been causing a stir in the European music scene for years with his various formations. At ELBJAZZ he will be performing with his group Living Being.

Dutch band YĪN YĪN add raw funk and disco grooves coupled with Southeast Asian sounds to the line-up – topped with a generous portion of vintage charm.

The Ishmael Ensemble are musical bridge builders from the UK. In a very unusual formation, they blend jazz, electronica and trip-hop.

Noah Slee represents soul from the new school. With plenty of bass, thrills and flashing controls on stage.

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