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Jazzfest Berlin

Founded in 1964 the Berlin Jazz Festival is one of the longest running European festivals of international renown.

Known as Berliner Jazztage until 1980 it was directed by Joachim-Ernst Berendt (1964-72), George Gruntz (1973-94), Albert Mangelsdorff (1995-2000), Nils Landgren (2001, 2008-11), John Corbett (2002), Peter Schulze (2003-07), Bert Noglik (2012-14) and Richard Williams (2015-17) and is curated since 2018 by the curator Nadin Deventer.

Whereas famous US-jazz celebrities set the tone during the first decades, the Berlin Jazz Festival increasingly has presented artists from all around the globe, with an increasing emphasis on contemporary European jazz.

Presently residing at Haus der Berliner Festspiele, a 1000-seater theatre run by the festival’s parent company Berliner Festspiele, plus a couple of satellite venues, the festival mostly draws capacity audiences, with media partners ARD (public)radio(system) and Deutschlandradio documenting the musical scope by simulcasts and live-recordings.


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31.10. - 3.11.2019


Berliner Festspiele
Schaperstraße 24
10719 Berlin

Tel +49 30 254 89-0
Fax +49 30 254 89-111



Patricia Hofmann
Jazzfest Berlin
+49 30 254 89-223


* program will be launched in 


* program 2019 for display



Online Booking

You can purchase tickets to our current events at Berliner Festspiele Online Shop (see above). Print your own ticket, use the Mobile Ticket or collect your paper ticket at the evening box office! Another alternative is delivery by post.

You can pay for your tickets with a credit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express).

At the Ticket Office

Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin
Monday to Saturday from 14:00 to 18:00

We have extended opening hours during festivals. You can pay by cash, EC card or credit card. The evening box office opens one hour before the performance begins. Ticket sales for other days are unfortunately not possible during this time.

You can pay by cash, EC card or credit card.



Berliner Festspiele youtube Channel


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