Germans adore jazz. Well some of them do. And those that do become quite fanatical. Jazz musicians thoroughly enjoy playing in front of enthusiastic audiences in Germany and especially in Ruhr.
Many festivals take place, guest performances abound and several locations across the Ruhr region have long and strong traditions. Possibly the most renowned is “domicil” in Dortmund, which has been going since 1968.
The styles of music packed under the label of jazz is quite extraordinary and most genres can be heard somewhere, sometime in Bochum, Dortmund, Duisburg, Essen, Mülheim, Moers, Oberhausen and beyond.