Jazz & Wine – International Jazz Festival Leibnitz

Otmar001R13x18May we present: a little anniversary!
What is a real anniversary? These days, anniversaries are strongly inflationary, especially so in the cultural sector. An anniversary, no matter how small or petty, will grant more press coverage.
However, as a loyal subscriber to the district newspaper Osttiroler Bote, I am always well informed when it comes to real and incredible anniversaries, i.e. those celebrated in the holiest corner of the Holy Land of the Tyrol. Just recently I have learned the meaning of a diamond or a platinum wedding anniversary. In the first case, the righteous couples have endured 60, in the second case even 70 years of marriage. These are jubilees worth every single letter of the word! That is something festival conductors like us can only dream of.
What are a mere five years in comparison? Or the fifth edition of a jazz festival?
Still, for a supporter of the anthropological system of calculation, it is almost natural to regard a fifth anniversary at least as a developmental stage. A time to lean back, consider, take stock, and to ask yourself whether you’ve gotten lost or whether you’re still on course. Has the mission been understood, accepted, or even praised?
Irrespective of unwavering intentions and a steady concept, a jazz festival can always turn out quite diversely, due to the immense possibilities, offers, and desired musicians. That is the lot of the lonely impresario.
Even with a very specific theme concerning jazz, we could stage a whole variety of representative programs. Often it is seizing an opportunity or an inspired idea, sometimes it is negotiation skill or the right connections, sometimes a sponsor or patron, which make an edition of the Jazzfestival Leibnitz exactly what it is. However, ever since I embarked on this journey five years ago, a certain educational mandate has always been part the endeavour.
In any case, we are on the right path. Really! A path that is indeed exciting and certainly not only enjoyable for us because of of the 44% (sic!) increase in visitors last year.
After all, we have been able to expand the festival by one attraction or another every year. This year, for instance, it is a Late-Night Special, which, for the first time, allows us to now also count the Marenzikeller among our stages. And you just wait and see what this little jubilee has already gotten us into for the years to come! Who knows, perhaps we’ll see each other at the festival’s platinum anniversary after all.
Otmar Klammer

Venues of the Internationalen Jazzfestival Leibnitz

Wine Cellar Schloss Seggau

Kulturzentrum Leibnitz

Vineyard Hotel Harkamp

Marenzikeller Leibnitz


Chair person LeibnitzKULT: Helga Cernko
Production & PR: Isabella Holzmann  +43.664.1586084, presse@jazzfestivalleibnitz.at
Artistic director: Otmar Klammer oklammer@chello.at
Office & ticketing: Dagmar Brauchart  +43.3452.76506, office@leibnitz-kult.at

Technical department:
Begu Milaim, milaimbegu@yahoo.de
Wolfgang Rath, wolf.rath@aon.at
Paul Glassnegg

Artwork: Yusuf Mala
Web: Andreas Neureiter, andreas@jenud.com | Werner Posekany  wposekany@gmail.com
Photography: Purgar Peter www.jazzimbild.at


Event organiser:  LeibnitzKULT– Verein zur kulturellen Nahversorgung
Chair person: Helga Cernko
Register of association: UID-Nr.: ATU 6783747
Kaspar-Harb-Gasse 4, 8430 Leibnitz
Ph. +43 3452 76506 | office@leibnitz-kult.at

Responsible for content: Isabella Holzmann, Otmar Klammer

Artistic director: Otmar Klammer
Organisation, PR: Isabella Holzmann
Photography: Jazz im Bild / Peter Purgar
WebDesign: create.jenud.com Andreas Neureiter, Werner Posekany

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