Curtains up for local jazz and world music made in Austria: The KICK JAZZ 2018 festival will gather Austria´s most promising local jazz formations at Vienna´s renowned Jazz Club PORGY & BESS on December 4 & 5, 2018. After the two successful editions in previous years, the third edition is seasoned with a strong taste of world music.

The first act on the opening day is the brilliant TRIO INFERNAL, followed by GOLNAR&MAHAN and the swinging ROMAN BRITSCHGI QUINTETT. On the second day of the festival, the audience will encounter the great musical cinema of the SYNESTHETIC QUARTET, the previously unheard, room-filling, sound worlds of the New Music quintet KVIN, and the classical based jazz aesthetics of the duo BARTOLOMEYBITTMANN.

The number of musicians making a name for themselves outside Austria is continuously rising. Austrian acts are in demand, play at renowned festivals, and give guest performances in the continent's hottest jazz clubs.

KICK JAZZ wants to take this positive development into account and, as the name suggests, give an impulse to prove oneself in front of a larger audience - also from an international point of view. KICK JAZZ should also serve to open the gates to the European jazz stages for musicians. Therefore - as in the past year - international promoters, bookers and festival operators will be invited to get an idea of the incredible quality of the local scene.

Find more about KICK JAZZ 2018.
Venue: PORGY & BESS, Riemergasse 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria