The jazzclubluxembourg was founded in 1967 by a group of jazz enthusiasts under the decisive initiative of its first president, the late Marc Weber. Its origins go back to meetings and spontaneous jam sessions of jazz aficionados in Luxembourg in the mid-sixties. Its purpose is to enliven the Luxembourg jazz scene through concerts with international and home-grown jazz artists. The full spectrum of jazz styles is presented to its customers, from modern jazz to avant-garde, traditional, and fusion jazz, including also world music. Its sole ambition is to present a top quality and varied programme to its customers. At its adventurous beginnings concerts took place at changing places, first at the "Walsheim" near the Central Station, later at the "Napoleons-Haus" in Luxemburg-Grund. Since 1972 the jazzclubluxembourg has regularly organized concerts at the "Melusina" in Luxembourg-Clausen and other venues. Especially since the mid-nineties the jazzclubluxembourg has widened its activities beyond the confines of the capital and has organized concerts at the Centre culturel in Belvaux (Paul Bley, Enrico Rava, Paolo Frisu), the Centre des Arts Pluriels in Ettelbruck (Dollar Brand) as well as the Conservatory in Esch/Alzette (Anouar Brahem). In 1995, the year Luxembourg was Cultural Capital of Europe, the jazzclubluxembourg organized an international jazz festival at the "Cité des Chapiteaux" in downtown Luxemburg with jazz legends John McLaughlin as well as Mike and Randy Brecker.
Chronology of concerts
from 1977 to 2007:

Season 1978-1979
Season 1979-1980
Season 1980-1981
Season 1981-1982
Season 1982-1983
Season 1983-1984
Season 1984-1985
Season 1985-1986
Season 1986-1987
Season 1987-1988
Season 1988-1989
Season 1989-1990
Season 1990-1991
Season 1991-1992
Season 1992-1993
Season 1993-1994
Season 1994-1995
Season 1995-1996
Season 1996-1997
Season 1997-1998
Season 1998-1999
Season 1999-2000
Season 2000-2001
Season 2001-2002
Season 2002-2003
Season 2003-2004
Season 2004-2005
Season 2005-2006
Season 2006-2007
Also in 1995, the jazzclubluxembourg organized the very first jazz rally in the romantic surroundings of the old part of the city, Grund and Clausen, where well over 30 bands and solists from the greater region appeared.Today, the jazzclubluxembourg draws up a programme in cooperation with the Luxembourg Municipal Theatre with concerts taking place on the premises of the latter. Many jazz legends have called in Luxembourg since the beginnings, among which one finds the cream of jazz from the U.S. (Dexter Gordon, Charlie Mingus, Buddy Tate, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Elvin Jones, Anthony Braxton, Dollar Brand, Art Ensemble of Chicago, McCoy Tyner, Joe Henderson) as well as the big names of European jazz (Philip Catherine, N.-H. Orsted Pedersen, Jan Garbarek, Toots Thielemans, Jan Garbarek, Vienna Art Orchestra, Albert Mangelsdorff and Wolfgang Dauner, Joachim Kühn, Maria Joao, Urszula Dudziak, Gary Thomas), but also some stars of Latin jazz (Arturo Sandoval, Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, Gonzalo Rubalcaba or Paquito d'Rivera) and world music (Don Cherry, Trilok Gurtu) - to name the best-known. With hindsight, it shows that some of the artists that were guests in Luxembourg have later become major jazz artists, as, for example, Keith Jarrett, John Scofield or Ray Anderson. The presentation of musicians from Luxemburg, especially young talents, is another ambition of the jazzclubluxembourg. At least once a year, there takes place, under the motto "Jazz in Luxembourg", a concert night presenting bands and/or artists from the national scene. Altogether, the jazzclubluxembourg has organized more than 500 concerts since its foundation and has attained during more than 35 years of existence a reputation beyond the confines of Luxembourg.

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