The ELBJazz festival is an event of contrasts: an unlikely meeting of smooth jazz and a raw, industrial setting. Every year the huge port of Hamburg shrugs off its utilitarian aesthetic and welcomes some of the finest jazz, blues and soul musicians from around the world into its heart. With live music playing from shipyards, old freight ships, and heavy duty shipping containers — this may just be the most interesting jazz festival in the world! This atmosphere of contrasts extends to the music itself, as performers reimagine traditional understandings of what jazz is and can be, bringing old school fans and more alternative music lovers together in a unique, special and increasingly popular festival.

More in this area

Share this place

Choice Hotels in Hamburg