Kick Jazz Festival 2017 at Porgy & Bess Vienna

After a very successful premiere last year, this December’s motto is once again:”Curtain up for the young Austrian jazz scene”. On the 18 and 19 of December the KICK JAZZ festival will focus its spotlight on the lively, diverse, and innovative activities in the young Austrian jazz scene at PORGY & BESS.

Word has spread to other European countries that the Austrian jazz scene is changing. A lot and at the highest level. The number of young musicians, bands, and ensembles who have made a name for themselves outside their home country has risen significantly in recent years. Just think of David HelbockMario Rom’s Interzone and Kompost3. Austrian acts are in demand. They are invited to well-known festivals, make guest appearances in the hip jazz clubs of the continent, and are increasingly appearing on major international labels.

Kick Jazz wants to acknowledge this development. As with the first edition of the festival, six promising young bands will be given the opportunity to present themselves to the public. But not only that, Kick Jazz also wants to open the doors to the European jazz scene for the musicians. That is why, once again, international promoters, bookers, and festival operators will be invited to experience the high quality of the local scene.

Line up:
December 18th
- HI 5
- First Gig Never Happened
- Verena Zeiner & KLIO

December 19th
- Woody Black 4
- Atanas Dinovski & Paul Schuberth
- Luzid Chaos

Photo: Dinovski Schuberth (c) Tijana Mladenovic Schampitiza​