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Music Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 May

Get Like a Jazz Machine

Dudelange’s annual four-day jazz festival features a great line-up as usual.

Get Like a Jazz Machine

The fourth edition of Like A Jazz Machine sees the annual festival spread its remit by including original creations and young talents. In all some 17 performers will take to the stage at the opderschmelz arts centre.

Among local favourites are festival opener Pit Dahm, the Luxembourg drummer whose Trio is enhanced for this performance by rising star pianist Harmen Fraanje. Another local drummer, Jeff Herr, brings his Corporation band featuring Maxime Bender on saxophone and Laurent Payfart on bass to the opening night celebrations on Thursday.

Celebrated vibraphonist Pascal Schumacher performs his latest album Left Tokyo Right on Saturday night while fellow Luxembourgers, Michael Reis and Pol Belardi perform with their bands on the Friday evening.

International stars performing at the festival include Kyle Eastwood (yes, the son of famous jazz fan Clint), who will be on stage on Friday with his quintet to play tracks from his brand new album Timepieces.

Saturday’s line up includes virtuoso guitarist Wayne Krantz and Swiss trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti. The only show on the final night is by the legendary Maceo Parker, who is renowned for his funk legacy as a member of James Brown’s band.

Opderschmelz, 1a rue du Centenaire, Dudelange

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