Frankfurt Jazz Festival
From: Friday, October 26 2007, 2:00 pm
to: Sunday, October 28 2007, 7:00 pm
There's a touch of magic in the air as the Frankfurt Jazz Festival takes to the big top. Performances take place in a giant circus tent outside the Hessicher Rundfunk Broadcast Studio and are broadcast live, a further plus for jazz fans all over Germany.
The event is one of the longest-running and most well-respected in Europe. The programme is consistently interesting, providing top performers and intriguing, experimental collaborations.
Highlights include two nice angles on the blues from Otis Taylor and Skip McDonald's "Little Axe" featuring Doug Wimbish and a couple of big bands, one featuring Jack Bruce on bass and vocals, the other featuring tenor saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis.