ELBJAZZ’s goals are defined pretty clearly: to get more people excited about Jazz, to make Jazz open to the public, and to support both national and international artists to play in great locations all year. Nearly six months before the ELBJAZZ Festival, which thrills thousands of visitors with the live-jazz-experience, each year, Elbjazz is launching “elbtracks 424, with a Finnish winter night to be celebrated in the old warehouse 424 in Hamburg’s upper port. Stars of the evening will be three musicians from Finland that have teamed up to form TENORS OF KALMA, the new electro psychedelic Jazztrance group by Jimi Tenor, Kalle Kalima, and Joonas Riippa.
Sun Ra meets Kraftwerk in the Port of Hamburg
Jimi Tenor and the vanguard guitarist Kalle Kalima have been co-operating for more than ten years. With Joonas Riippa, they found a drummer to perform their electro psychodelic Jazz trance in perfection. The merging for electro pop and Jazz created a dark and spiritual, yet swinging music with wonderful grooves, reflecting perfectly the flair of the old port warehouse 424.
Retro Ambiance & New Sounds
Located between Norderelbe and upper harbor in the old heart of the new HafenCity, the hall has been serving as studio and workplace of the photographer Jürgen Carstensen and his business partner Günter Klein, specialists of high-quality photo and video productions, for 15 years. Now, Carstensen opens the hall to music, and invite to enjoy best Jazz amidst of photos, settings, and a Bechstein grand piano.
Oberhafen Increasingly in Demand by Creative Heads
The organisers of ELBJAZZ pray for the Finnish Night to be a success, and inspire other artists to host Jazz concerts in the upper port warehouse 424. In the long term, ELBJAZZ would like to use the upper port location more regularly for concerts and add it to its long list of unusual venues featured by its annual festival in late May. Hamburg’s Oberhafen has thus proven once its attraction, in particular to creative industries.
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