XJAZZ Festival is a festival that strives to cross boundaries, merging jazz with other musical styles such as electronic, african, and neo-classical music. Jazz means exploration, spontaneity, and interactive groove to XJAZZ. Opening the Jazz spectrum to, improvised electronica or minimalist classical music, we can encourage jazz and it’s continued influence on all forms of contemporary music.
The festival programming puts a strong emphasis on contrasting and surprising elements. At XJAZZ it’s not an uncommon sight: techno club kids and a trad-jazzheads sitting together, transfixed by improv-trio. XJAZZ Berlin brings these scenes together and shows the mutual influence and international compounds to and from Berlin.
Iceland, Israel, Turkey have been previous XJAZZ Edition countries. We created shows sharing musicians and culture from our partner countries and Berlin and we actively encourage exchange of music. Collaborations make a platform to enable long-lasting creative relationships between the artists and gives room for transformation through collaboration.