Jazz in Rhineland-Palatinate

There is a large network of venues, initiatives, associations, and organizations in Rheinland-Palatinate that are devoted to performing and promoting jazz. The Jazz and Popular Music Department is a part of this network. This provides not only an abundance of performing possibilities, but gives the Mainz School of Music, the state’s only music school, a unique chance to play an active role in shaping the jazz and pop scene in Rheinland-Palatinate.

One of our department’s most important inter-regional partners is the "Jazzinstitut Darmstadt," led by Dr. Wolfram Knauer. The exhaustive resources of this internationally recognized archive provide answers to a great range of questions related to jazz.



Concert venues and jazz sessions in Mainz (selection):

Frankfurter Hof (Mainz City Center)

Schon Schön (Mainz City Center)

Kulturcafé Uni Mainz (Campus)

ESG-Bar (Campus)


Initiatives and associations in the Rhineland-Palatinate (selection):

Jazz Initiative Mainz

Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Jazz Rheinland-Pfalz e.V.

Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Rock und Pop in Rheinland-Pfalz e.V.

Landesjugendjazzorchester Rheinland-Pfalz

Jugend Jazzt Rheinland-Pfalz

Landesmusikrat Rheinland-Pfalz

Landesverband der Musikschulen Rheinland Pfalz e.V.


Important inter-regional contacts:

Jazzinstitut Darmstadt

Union Deutscher Jazzmusiker, UDJ