Finkenbach Festival 2017

One of Germany’s finest Festivals will take place in Finkenbach (about 20 km from Heidelberg)  during two days from 11th to 12th August. “Krautrock”, “Psychedelic Rock” and the unique music of Mani Neumeier with his band Guru Guru and the great Arthur Brown are part of the line-up.

Friday (17:00)
Jack Dupon – 19:00
Neumeier (Guru Guru) & Grosskopf (Ashra Tempel) & Kranemann (ex-Kraftwerk)- 21:00
Pretty Things – 23:00
Samsara Blues Experiment – 01:00

Saturday (Einlass 13:00 Uhr)
Jobarteh Kunda – 15:00
Ease Up Ltd. – 17:00
DeWolff – 19:00
Guru Guru – 21:00
Arthur Brown – 23:00
Kungens Män – 01:00

Finkenbach Festival 2017

Kontrapunkte Speyer

Klassische Moderne bis Zeitgenössische Musik vom 23.04. – 21.05.2017

Kontrapunkte Speyer

Ausschnitt: „ZR Kuba-giving color“, © Maria Maier

Die vom Pianisten Stephan Rahn kuratierte Reihe hat sich das Ziel gesetzt, das interessierte Publikum mit Kompositionen von der klassischen Moderne bis zur zeitgenössischen Musik bekanntzumachen. In diesem Jahr finden vier Konzerte von April bis Mai statt.

Stephan Rahn, p
mit einem Werk der Komponistin Violeta Dinescu (Kompositionsauftrag)

Ensemble Preferenza

Ensemble Selisih
Portraitkonzert Dieter Mack

Kathrin Christians, Flöte
Goldmund Quartett
Jon Diven, Kontrabass

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Jazz in Heidelberg

I am happy to present you the quick overview about Heidelberg’s and the Jazz scene of the Rhine-Neckar region: It offers a quick overview on jazz venues and links to the essential concert in Heidelberg and the surrounding area. It’s also smartphone-friendly! Let me know, what you think and suggest improvements. More about Germany’s jazz scene with an emphasis on the southern regions at

Enjoy Jazz 2014

Stefano Bollani - Foto Schindelbeck

The well know international Jazz Festival “Enjoy Jazz” will start on October, 2nd and lasts to November, 15th 2014. More than 60 concerts and some additional events will take place in several venues throughout the Rhine-Nekckar region around Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludigshafen. Some highlights are Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble, Bassist Sebastian Gramss, Drummer legend Mani Neumeier, the Branford Marsalis Quartet, Polar Baer, Stefano Bollani Solo, Rebekka Bakken & hr Big Band with their Tom Waits programme, Youn Sun Nah & Ulf Wakenius,  and many more. There will be an “Enjoy Jazz Encore” concert, on December, 1st, with Gregory Porter and a special guest.


Heidelberg’s Twin Cities: Kumamoto – Samurai in Heidelberg

Samurai on a horse in Heidelberg

Heidelberg has some wonderful Twin Cities. Cambridge in Great Britain, Montpellier in Southern France, Rehovot in Israel, Simferopol in the Ucraine, Bautzen in Germany (former East Germany), Mostar in Bosna and Herzegowina, Calamba City in the Philippines and last not least Kumamoto in Japan.

Kumamoto ist the capital city of Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu and home of the famous landmark Kumamoto Castle, a large and, in its day, extremely well fortified Japanese castle. A perfect connection to Heidelberg. The partnership with Kumamoto even made it possible to see some Samurai in Heidelberg.

The friendship between Kumamoto and Heidelberg is cultivated by the “Heidelberger Freundeskreis Kumamoto“. Other ressources for the japanese – german connections are:

Norman Seeff Photography: The Look of Sound

Zappa by Seeff

28.09.2014 – 25.01.2015
ZEPHYR – Raum für Fotografie, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim, Museum Bassermannhaus C4,9

Artist Portraits fromPatti Smith to Ray Charles – not to forget Frank Zappa…

First Norman Seeff-Exhibition worldwide in Mannheim

From September 28th to January 25th an exhibition of Norman Seeff’s impressive black and white portraits are shown at “ZEPHYR – Raum für Fotografie at Mannheim’s Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums”.

Seeff is one of the most famous portrait photographers in the USA and has gained world wide fame for his unique photography style. The exhibition presents more than 150 artist portratis, most of them vintage prints: a Who is Who of the music scene of the 1960ies up to the 198ies. Not only musicians like Patti Smith, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Miles Davis and Frank Zappa, but also Pop-Art-Artist Andy Warhol, Apple founder Steve Jobs or conductor Zubin Mehta.

Norman Seeff was born in South Africa in 1939. At the end of the 1960ies, he moved to the USA and immediately he had his breakthrough with his work for the album „Stage Fright“ of „The Band“, which was published as a poster which became swiftly a rare collector’s item. Besides his success as a photographer, he worked as Artdirector of United Artists and for Blue Note. /

Heidelberg’s wild 1970ies – Exhibition at Kurpfaelzisches Museum

Awakening of a city – Heidelberg’s wild era of the 1970ies
Exhibition May 16 to September 21, 2014

Heidelbergs wilder 70er - Exhibition at Kurpfälzisches MuseumIt was a time of worldwide fundamental political changes, numerous technical innovations (data processing…), and at the same time the radicalization of political groups which led into the late 1970ies forms of extremism.

In Heidelberg it was the time after the peak of the student’s protests and a load of new concepts emerged. The anti-nuclear movement , women’s movement , „Spontis“, Communist-groups , men’s groups and residential communities – the 1970s were the decade, that Heidelberg has changed the most, with exceptional after-effects until today. Sexual revolution, a counter-public , international solidarity , self-managed alternative projects and exuberant creativity are the buzzwords of this time

In parallel, the city administration decided to fundamentally change the old town through restoration measures and to create the Emmertsgrund as a new district. And it also was a time of architectural blunders, which show their visual impact to the day.

At the „Kurpfäzisches Museum“ this time is presented with “finds” from the 70s, paintings, prints, film posters and installations, completed with interviews with witnesses , to document this fascinating piece of Heidelberg’s younger history.

Kurpfälzisches Museum der Stadt Heidelberg
Hauptstraße 97
69117 Heidelberg