Curtains up for Austria´s local jazz scene: After four successful editions in previous years the KICK JAZZ 2020 festival will gather the most promising local jazz formations on the main stage of PORGY & BESS on December 15-16 and virtually show what the local music scene has to offer. The two-day festival is organized by Austrian Music Export in cooperation with Porgy&Bess.

On the two days during Kick Jazz, the stage of the renowned jazz club Porgy & Bess, awarded for its experimental programming in 2020, belongs to nobody else than the highest level of current protagonists from a lively, diverse, and innovative Austrian jazz scene. Their diverse influences ensure that local jazz remains exciting and lively. 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 hottest jazz clubs of Europe.

This year KICK JAZZ  prides itself with showcasing outstanding talent including the experimental  FLORIAN KLINGER,  MORITZ WEISS KLEZMER TRIO, TRIO TREE consisting of GEORG VOGEL, MICHAEL PROWAZNIK and ANDREAS WAELTI, the versatile cellist LUKAS LAUERMANN, expressive vocal artist and entertainer JELENA POPRŽAN and the unconventional NASOM artists DUO 4675.

The Porgy & Bess live stream will start at around 8pm (CET), and a window will then automatically open where the shows can be experienced via Vimeo, free of charge and without any registration. However, Porgy & Bess asks to support this project through “Pay as you wish”.


Tuesday, 15. December 2020, 20:30
Moritz Weiß Klezmer Trio
Jelena Poprzan Solo
Duo 4675

Wednesday, 16. December 2020, 20:30
Florian Klinger Quartet
Lukas Lauermann Solo
Vogel/Waelti/Prowaznik ‘TREE’