Since 1995 the Blues’n Jazz Rallye has been attracting thousands of visitors to the historical Grund and Clausen neighbourhoods.
Launched when Luxembourg was the European Capital of Culture for the first time, the Blues’n Jazz Rallye attracts international artists of some renown; with eleven open air stages and 12 bars and restaurants hosting live music.
Organised by the Luxembourg City Tourist Office (photo) and the Blues Club Lëtzebuerg, the event features musicians playing everything from blues-rock to funk, from Dixieland to jazz-fusion.
Among the highlighted artists this year are Hanna Schörken 4tet, Nicole Johäntgen & Band, Mo’Blow, Nakodje, Soundgesellschaft, Preston Shannon Band, Meena Cryle & Chris Fillmore Band, Doghouse Sam & his Magnatones, Jersey Julie Band, Marc Stone, Sonny Rhodes Blues Band and a host of Luxembourg artists including New York based Ben Konen and his impro jazz-funk band Cluttered Clarity.
Visitors can wander from stage to stage, stopping off in bars along the way, and discover new talent as well as established artists. With 57 concerts on the agenda there is bound to be something to please everyone. And it all takes place beneath the beautiful setting of the historical fortress. Wandering bands also provide entertainment between the concerts.
The open air stages host music until 1 a.m., with the bars granted a nuit blanche extension until 3 a.m. A free shuttle bus operates from the Glacis via the rue des Bains to Clausen and back to the Glacis via the P&R Kirchberg (Luxexpo) every 10 minutes. The CN1 night bus will also be operating between 10 p.m. and 3.30 a.m. from the P&R Bouillon.
Grund & Clausen, Luxembourg