Celebrating Gershwin: Julian Bliss Septet

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Late Night Lounge presented by MLP: VEIN & Tars Vandebeek

In cooperation with Frauenbad Heidelberg

Nice’n’Easy: Thomas Quasthoff

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Heidelberger Volksbank

After Work Concert: Thomas Enhco & Quatuor Arod

In cooperation with Frauenbad Heidelberg

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Freundeskreis Heidelberger Frühling

€ 42 Frauenbad Triple
If you book at the same time the Frauenbad concerts on this same day at 9.00 pm (with Quatuor Arod) and 10.30 pm (MLP Late Night Lounge with Thomas Enhco & Vassilena Serafimova), you will receive a 25% discount. Book online here or by telephone: +49 (0)6221 – 584 00 44, Mon – Fri from 10am to bis 6pm (MET)

VEIN

“One of Europe’s most exciting ensembles”, according to John Fordham, of The Guardian, over the past decade the Basel-based VEIN Trio has established an enviable reputation among jazz audiences for both stylistic diversity and technical accomplishment, blending the complexity of European classical chamber music with the thrills and energy of jazz improvisation at its most sophisticated. All three players are classically trained, and musical leadership is equally shared, creating a fluid, cosmopolitan sound.

The group has released an album nearly every year since its formation and gained recognition for long-term collaborations with star veteran soloists including trombonist Glenn Ferris and saxophonists Greg Osby, Dave Liebman and Andy Sheppard. VEIN’s music is composed by all three members of the trio. Originals are balanced with adaptations of both the classical and jazz traditions, such as the acclaimed album „VEIN Plays Ravel“ (2017).

Wolfgang Haffner

Wolfgang Haffner is one of the most important percussionists and composers throughout the music world. He began his illustrious career at the age of 18, when jazz legend Albert Mangelsdorff invited him to join his band.

The list of musicians with whom Wolfgang Haffner has played and recorded seems endless: Chaka Kahn, Al Jarreau, Pat Metheny, The Brecker Brothers, Ivan Lins, Jan Garbarek, Gregory Porter, Michael Franks, Roy Ayers, Bugge Wesseltoft, The Manhattan Transfer, Nils Petter Molvaer, The JB Horns, Esbjörn Svensson, Bob James, Mezzoforte, Lee Ritenour, Till Brönner, Joe Sample, Larry Carlton, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry Johnny Griffin, Nils Landgren, Mike Stern, Chuck Loeb, Hildegard Knef, Konstantin Wecker, Die Fantastischen Vier, Xavier Naidoo, the NDR Big Band and the WDR Big Band – to name but a few. He has also worked with some of the most well-known names on the electronic music scene, e.g. Ricardo Villalobos, Timo Maas & Nightmares on Wax.

Wolfgang Haffner can be heard on more than 400 albums; he has performed all around the world at the most important jazz festivals and toured 100 countries, from Japan to the USA, from South Africa to Brazil. As a leader, he has released 16 solo albums; he has also made a name for himself as a producer for bands such as Mezzoforte and the singer Max Mutzke.

In 2010 he received the ECHO Jazz Award, followed by the Culture Award of his hometown of Nürnberg in 2014. His album Kind of Cool reached the top of the jazz charts and also spent five weeks on the German pop charts. September 2017 saw the release of his most recent album, Kind of Spain.

Together with the Wolfgang Haffner Quartet, he tours the world intensely, year after year.

Late Night Lounge presented by MLP: Uwaga »Dance!«

In Kooperation with Frauenbad Heidelberg

Iiro Rantala Trio: »Frühling« at halle02

Free seating – no seat guaranteed

25% discount for pupils and students, but there are no € 8-tickets available at the box office for this concert.

In cooperation with halle02 Heidelberg

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Paolo Fresu, Richard Galliano & Jan Lundgren: »Mare Nostrum II«

In cooperation with Enjoy Jazz