Fest XI

Mingus Project

Last year an ensemble, under the direction of the arranger Jorik Bergman, dedicated itself to the powerful work of American composer Julius Eastman. In 2022 the focus falls on a god of the jazz Olympus. Just in time for what would have been his 100th birthday, Bergman and musicians from Cologne and all around the world will perform Charles Mingus’ once-in-a-century recording “The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady”. This album is one of the most important in jazz history. @Main Stage