Journal Frankfurt News – In the green surroundings

The concerts of the traditional series “Jazz im Palmengarten” and “Summer In The City” can take place again without restrictions this time. Jazz in Palmengarten will kick off on Thursday with a concert by Thärichens Tentett.

The concert series “Jazz in Palmengarten” and “Summer in the City” are not an option to pause and not play in the music pavilion in the park. If there were only three or four meetings they were able to carry out, they made their presence felt. In 2021, more concerts were held again, albeit in accordance with the applicable hygiene rules and appropriate restrictions. In the spirit of Anika Liebert, event manager of the municipal facility Palmengarten. “As music has been a tradition in the Palmengarten for 151 years, we are delighted that we did not have to interrupt it and can now make it available to a wider audience again,” explains Liebert. “It was very important for us in 2020 and 2021, despite all the limitations, to seize the opportunities and offer culture on a smaller scale to our audience. Besides, the garden celebrated its 150th birthday last year – we really couldn’t just skip it. In addition, we wanted to provide our long-term cooperation partners with the best possible support in these difficult times. “

One would like to report everything in the green area. In fact, in the circle in front of the music pavilion and in the gastro in front of it, you are approaching “normal”. “There are currently no mandatory distance and hygiene rules,” says Liebert. “After a miserable winter and two years limited by a pandemic, we are very happy to be able to celebrate summer together again and with more music.” Some proven measures from the last two years will be retained. “Safety remains an integral part and we will still have disinfectants available. However, this year there will be no more strict seating regulations, and sitting on the lawn in public spaces is also allowed with blankets or camping chairs that you have brought with you. “

“Jazz im Palmengarten” (from 1959) opens with the dance on July 7th with Thärichens Tentett, which heralds a spectacular opening. Seven concerts are scheduled for September 1, as usual on Thursdays. In July, the Nathan Ott Quartet (July 21) will present their project “Shades of Red”, “Loopholes” is the program of singer and trumpeter Andrea Motis (July 28). He comes from Spain, just like Antonio Lizana (saxophone, vocals), who with his band Oriente – also a dancer with Jose Maria Castano – devotes himself to his passion for jazz (Parker and Coltrane) and – as an Andalusian – flamenco and he prefers to close the series. “The collaboration was born from the idea of ​​presenting Spanish and Latin American jazz, because we have a larger Spanish and Portuguese-speaking community in the Rhine-Main area that has a fondness for jazz,” reveals Klaus Söhnel from the Frankfurt Jazz Initiative.

“Summer in the City 2022 is coming, unlimited, relaxed and with lots of space in a beautiful palm tree garden. After many ups and downs of the Corona phases, we are very happy with it. The pre-sale is already underway and the audience is obviously looking forward to the great artists that our pop expert Markus Gardian has created with us, ”says Matthias Pees (still artistic director until the end of August), Anna Wagner and Marcus Droß new Management Board from 1.9. ) from the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm to speak. All three believe that “nothing stands in the way of deafening concert evenings”, which – for anyone who spends the summer in Frankfurt – offer “a beautiful, promising holiday perspective”, especially since the greats like Rufus Wainwright (19.07. ) and Manu Katché (7/26) we come to the western end. And there will be reading: With Wolf Haas on August 9. extra focus comes in the cozy open-air program. “A successful writer reads from his new detective novel” Müll “. Human body parts show up at a Viennese dung dump (a lovely Viennese recycling center), and police are lost until the famous Austrian detective Haas Simon Brenner takes care of the case.

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