Kick Jazz 2022

Raising the curtain once again on local jazz talent: KICK JAZZ will gather the most promising acts of the up-and-coming local jazz scene at PORGY & BESS on December 6 and 7, 2022.

KICK JAZZ festival offers up-and-coming domestic jazz formations the opportunity to show what they’ve got to a larger audience over the course of two evenings. At Vienna’s jazz club Porgy & Bess, Austrian Music Export presents six selected bands and, in cooperation with Footprints and the Ljubljana Jazz Festival, a special guest. On the first day, the Lofoten Cello DuoJelena Popržan Quartet and Jakob Zimmermann Trio will hit the stage. On the second day of the festival, the pianist Martin Listabarthtrio akk:zent and the Yvonne Moriel Quartet will perform. As a special guest at the festival, the Slovenian band Birds of Unknown will perform as an encore act. As in previous years, Austrian Music Export has also invited international promoters, bookers, and festival directors to get a taste of the high quality which charactarizes the Austrian jazz scene.

Although we are thrilled that this event can happen in-person in front of a live audience this year, in case you can’t make it there, all shows will also be streamed on the Porgy & Bess website.