Big band jazz, rock, blues, Dixieland and pop music at the European “Burg Jazz” Music Festival Landstuhl will again fascinate everybody with high-quality international musicians performing today and Saturday.
The Unnerhaus Culture Club, a non-profit organization, will sponsor its 19th anniversary jazz festival inside the atmospheric courtyard of Nanstein Castle. The club expects visitors from the KMC, Germany and Europe. Car parking is in easy walking distance to the castle. Drinks and food will be provided for reasonable prices.
The festival will kick off at 7 p.m. today with one of Europe’s top jazz bands, The Busquitos. The international quartet offers an infectious mixture of brilliantly played music with a breathtaking show.
The four musicians are a crazy, funny and excellent swinging band making everybody enjoy their show with a smile. The band plays an excellent mixture of songs, going back to classical Mozart, moving on to the roaring twenties and up to actual jazz, pop and rock ‘n’ roll tunes. They showed their talent around the world at music and jazz festivals, throughout Europe, Turkey and South Korea with events planned for the U.S., Cuba, Russia, Iceland, Scotland and Jamaica.
Top act of tonight, the Sweet System Trio. will follow. The female vocal trio will present a wide variety of songs from modern pop to jazz, using their marvelous, very impressive voices and their passionate, fascinating stage performances.
The first day will come to a close with The Busquitos in the castle battery tower around midnight playing a variety of jazz, rock and pop music.
Saturday, the festival will continue at 7 p.m. with the United Blues Experience from Poland and Bavaria. The trio will show the visitors their excellence on three instruments playing the blues with variations from the Mississippi Delta, up to Chicago, over to Bavaria, landing at Ramstein and acting at Nanstein Castle.
They will be followed by the festival’s top act, the Barrelhouse Jazzband, one of the most famous traditional jazz bands in Europe. Their repertoire includes the masterpieces of jazz from the ’20s to the ’50s, featuring Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, W.C. Handy, Bud Freeman, Dick Cary, Wild Bill Davison, Harold Ashby, Ralph Sutton, Warren Vaché and Scott Hamilton, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller, including their own, modern compositions performed on stage with the classical Barrelhouse Sound.
The second day will close out with an after-show party presented by Smitty, Corina and Friends in the castle battery tower around midnight playing a variety of blues, rock and soul music.
Tickets will be available at the entrance to Nanstein Castle in Landstuhl. Advance tickets for €20 are available at the book store Boehm at Landstuhl train station. Tickets at the door cost €24.