From Thursday, 5 to Sunday 8 May 2016, the Cultural Centre opderschmelz in Dudelange organises the fourth edition of its international jazz festival 'Like a Jazz Machine'. As in every year, the festival offers a range which is both diverse and representative of contemporary trends in this musical genre. Over 80 musicians are announced.
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Indeed, 'Like a Jazz Machine' is a mix of the great names of the international scene and those less well known of the local scene, which are establishing themselves internationally.
Among the international artists, the public will find this year the saxophone and clarinette player Sylvain Rifflet with his project 'Acous_Matic', as well as the London group 'Nostalgia 77', which combines jazz, 60s and 70s soul, funk, African music and hip hop with elements from contemporary music. The launch of Luxembourgish drummer Pit Dahm's album 'Omicron' on 6 May is another highlight, an album which unites artists from 4 different countries around the Luxembourgish musician.
With 'Hidden Orchestra', a jazz group participates which caters especially to a young public. The Scottish group, which mixes jazz, trip hop and electronic music, performs on 7 May.
In all, 17 artists and groups, among them 4 from Luxembourg, perform on stage during Like A Jazz Machine.
LAJM - definitely on the agenda now!
Dudelange, a city closely linked to the jazz scene for more than 20 years, has over the years become a real 'jazz capital' of the country.
The aim of the festival 'Like a Jazz Machine', which is on track to becoming a major event in the cultural life of the country, is to showcase jazz and attract new audiences. Tickets can be bought on Luxembourgticket.lu for €25 for a Day Pass and €75 for a Festival Pass.
(article written by the editorial team of the portal luxembourg.lu)