The Berlin Jazz Festival is one of the world's premier jazz festivals and a highlight on the Berlin musical calendar, with a range of concerts taking place all over town and in a variety of different settings from the casual jazz club to big professional arena. The Jazzfest was founded in 1964 and is consistent in its popularity and the standard of its programme. Some of the most famous names in the business are attracted to this annual event, with big American names like Herbie Hancock and Lee Konitz making an appearance, but world music bands also feature on the programme and bring a lot of originality and range to the festival. For details on the programme and tickets check out the official website. Berlin is always a great city to visit if you are a lover of jazz music but the Jazzfest is the best time of the year by far to enjoy this atmospheric city if you're keen to see some special performances.
Date: 30 October to 2 November 2014