jazzahead! Venues from Luxembourg


The CAPE is a multifaceted regional cultural centre located at the gateway to the Ardennes in the heart of Luxembourg, only 20 minutes north of the capital. With three theatres, the centre curates a professional, high-quality, diverse cultural programme with jazz music an integral component. Around 100 events are organised each season, covering all ages and all artistic disciplines (music, theatre, musical theatre, dance, visual arts, film) and cultural mediation services. The CAPE is therefore open to everyone, art lovers or the curious, informed spectators or novices in search of discovery.

Since it opened in 2000, CAPE has established itself as part of the cultural scene in the Greater Region of Luxemburg, acting as a professional structure that can host internationally renowned shows. Thanks to its influence and close collaboration with numerous cultural actors,
it is also a solid springboard for emerging talent and young Luxembourgish creators.

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CUBE 521

Cube 521! 521 meters above sea level! Perfect for cultural events! Cube 521 is a regional cultural centre with a highclass auditorium located in the north of Luxembourg.
Its diverse artistic programme includes classical music concerts, jazz & world concerts, theatre, cabaret, young audience performances, conferences, exhibitions and workshops throughout the year.

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Since its opening in December 2007, CCRD opderschmelz has become a well-established venue in the jazz world, not least with its Like A Jazz Machine festival (mid-May every year since 2012).

Musicians from all over the world, such as Sunny Murray, Michel Portal, Nguyên Le, Joachim Kühn, Enrico Rava, Rabih Abou-Khalil, Miroslav Vitous, Bojan Z, James Carter, Jacky Terrasson, Henri Texier, Lew Soloff, Paolo Fresu, Martial Solal, Maceo Parker, Bill Evans, Youn Sun Nah, Manu Katché, John Scofield, Terence Blanchard, Geri Allen, Dave Holland, Jason Moran, Céline Bonacina, Sylvie Courvoisier, Tigran Hamasyan, Roy Haynes, Billy Cobham, Roy Hargrove, Hugh Coltman, Fatoumata Diawara, Carla Bley, John Medeski, Craig Taborn, David Linx, Joshua Redman, Ravi Coltrane, Trilok Gurtu, Ambrose Akinmusire, Lakecia Benjamin, Stanley Jordan, Shabaka Hutchings, Charles Lloyd, Eve Risser, Christian Scott, Julie Campiche, John Patitucci, Nasheet Waits, Yazz Ahmed, Mat Maneri, Kyle Eastwood, Thomas de
Pourquery, and many more, have taken the stage at CCRD “opderschmelz”.

Up to 400 people may be seated in the auditorium and enjoy the varied programme which is aimed at audiences of all ages and includes not only jazz, but also classical, world, rock, blues, singer-songwriter concerts, dance, theatre and readings. The ODS team also organises outdoor festivals such as the Fête de la Musique, the Zeltik festival, the Fête des Cultures and curates two contemporary art galleries.

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A spectacular building for music
In 1997, Pritzker Prize winner Christian de Portzamparc won the international architecture competition with his visionary concept for the Philharmonie Luxembourg. Building work began in spring 2002 and lasted until summer 2005. The construction costs totalled 107.7 MIL. EUR, financed by the Ministry for Public Works of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The façade, with its rhythmic structure of 823 slim columns, dominates the newly designed Place de l’Europe on the Kirchberg plateau, close to both Luxembourg city centre and the EU institutions.

The bold curves of Portzamparc’s Philharmonie form an exceptional setting for musical events: be they symphonic orchestras, solo recitals, jazz concerts or more experimental settings with spatially arranged sounds, they all find the perfect architectural conditions in the three complementary concert halls. The Grand Auditorium combines the proven acoustics of ‘shoe-box’ concert halls with the qualities of the Shakespearean stage. The auditorium, consisting of a pit and eight lateral towers, resembles a lively meeting place surrounded by buildings. It can hold an audience of up to 1,500. The Salle de Musique de Chambre is bordered by elegantly curved walls. Together with a characteristic sound reflector above the stage, they form a unique and intimate room for 300 listeners. The most flexible Espace Découverte welcomes an audience of up to 120. It is perfect for a wide variety of musical experiences, from experiments in the vast fields of electronics, film, video and art to interactive workshops for children and young people.

Enjoy the uniqueness and diversity of music
The Philharmonie Luxembourg offers cutting-edge quality, covering a broad spectrum of musical interests. Here you can experience classical masterpieces, discover the exciting sound universes of contemporary composers, listen to classic as well as to European jazz and explore the
multi-faceted musical cultures of the world. A wide variety of concert series and festivals invite you to listen to your favourites anew or explore the unknown.

The Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, with its high-profile and versatile repertoire, is the resident orchestra at the Philharmonie and is one of the core assets of the new venue. Moreover, the Philharmonie hosts the best orchestras, choirs, ensembles and soloists from all over the world as well as from the Grand Region, bringing the music of classicism, romanticism and modernism to life. At the Philharmonie Luxembourg, you can enjoy entertaining evenings, like the Pops concert series, make fascinating rediscoveries of ancient music, listen to legendary jazz bands, or hear the great voices of Portuguese Fado or French Chanson.

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Located in the historic centre of Echternach, Luxembourg’s oldest city, TRIFOLION Echternach is a leading event venue and meeting place for culture, congresses and society in Luxembourg and the border region since 2008.

The TRIFOLION organises about 200 events a year, showcasing national and international artists. Events range from concerts, dance and theatre performances to literary events, conferences, exhibitions and workshops. There is also always a variety of events and activities available for children.

TRIFOLION organizes various festivals throughout the year: the open-air festival Echterlive, Echter’Classic, Echter’Jazz & Echter’World. Renowned artists have taken the stage in recent years, such as Joss Stone, Max Mutzke, Dulce Pontes, Carminho, Kit Armstrong, Lisa Simone, Reis Demuth Wiltgen Trio, Brad Mehldau, Cathy Krier and many more.

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The Neumünster Abbey Cultural Heritage Site, called neimënster, is a unique venue in the heart of Luxembourg’s capital, an architectural delight in the old quarter, classified as UNESCO world heritage. After four centuries of turbulent history, the Abbey has been dedicated to cultural projects for the past two decades and is proof that a place of suffering can become a place of culture. Well known in Luxembourg and beyond among music aficionados, neimënster proudly hosts jazz festivals and jazz concerts throughout the year.

They range from small intimate gigs to large scale open air concerts. neimënster caters to different styles of Jazz. Weekly concerts, electro jazz nights, jazz residencies and festival. This picturesque location has charm, history, and a committed team to make any event an experience to remember, while providing a haven for local and international artists to create new innovative music. It’s a byword for jazz in Luxembourg.

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