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"All these old men can’t tell me what to do", goes a line from "Glu", Fieh's debut single, a song that rebels against the music industry. Annisette, legendary frontwoman of The Savage Rose, champions women's rights with her comeback single "Woman", and Sophie Hunger (photo) quickly and easily converts singer-songwriter poetics into Berghain sounds. Oh, and did we mention Susan Weinert, whom Jazz Podium has called a "world-class European guitarist"?

What do these four forward-thinking female artists have in common - apart from the fact that they're all superb? You guessed it - they'll all be performing at this year's ELBJAZZ!

And that's not all. The following eye-, ear-, and mind-opening acts have also just been confirmed:

When the voice-and-drums duo of Andreas Schaerer and Lucas Niggli enlists the support of jazz accordionist Luciano Biondini and indefatigable guitarist Kalle Kalima, the musical dialogue expands to include poetic Italianità, urban electronica - and even some Finnish tango.

Mildlife's debut album, "Phase", from 2018, was celebrated by acclaimed British newspaper The Guardian as "virtuoso space-jazz magic". And the spellbinding pull of the Melbourne-based quartet is indeed hard to resist.

Singer Inéz Schaefer and drummer Demian Kappenstein met at music school. As Ätna, the two don't put much stock in genre categories - at times Far Eastern in inspiration, at others yielding to a jazz idiom, their songs also draw from the sound palette of classic pop.


Also confirmed: Rocket Men | Hans Lüdemann - Piano Solo | Frederik Köster / Die Verwandlung

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