Bayer Arts & Culture presents: The Leverkusen Jazz Days

Jakob Manz 2023

The Leverkusen Jazz Days have been an integral part of the cultural life of the city of Leverkusen since 1980 and have developed into an internationally recognized jazz festival over the past decades. For around two weeks in November, Leverkusen is the center of the jazz scene and offers 30,000 visitors a highlight in the annual festival calendar. Bayer Arts & Culture has been one of the sponsors since the beginning and has been the presenting sponsor since 2019. 

From the very beginning, the aim of the Leverkusen Jazz Days has been to bring top-class jazz musicians* from all over the world to Leverkusen and to introduce audiences to the diversity of this musical genre. Over the years, the Leverkusener Jazztage has welcomed numerous jazz legends and outstanding contemporary musicians* to its stages. The festival has always evolved and presented different styles of jazz. With each edition, the Leverkusen Jazz Days have further cemented their reputation as a first-class jazz festival and have become a major attraction for jazz fans from the region and beyond. From Ray Charles to Jamie Cullum, so many big names have been on stage in Leverkusen and have become fans of the festival in the process. At the same time, the program is opening up more and more to all possible varieties and crossings of jazz, from singer/songwriters to rap and hip-hop.

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