Jazz in the Garden

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi & Hans Hartmann

Transcendental Jazz

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, who immigrated from Iran, is one of the world’s best tombak players. The wooden goblet drum is an important percussion instrument in Persian music. Mortazavi has developed new finger techniques and revolutionized the traditional method of playing this classical instrument – not always to the delight of his conservative teachers. His dense soundscapes are reminiscent of epic film music or the sound of a fully-equipped studio. Mortazavi tears down the barriers between musical cultures and traditions as if they had never existed with his free improvisation. In the summer of cultures, he will perform with another exceptional musician – Hans Hartmann plays several stringed instruments with virtuosity, among them the bass and the Chapman Stick.

Past event

Museum Garden

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Parallel to the concerts, children can bake matzah bread in the Museum Garden’s clay oven in good weather and print their name in Hebrew on T-shirts in unfavorable weather.

Culinary accompaniment for each event is provided by the museum café “Schmus” in the form of fresh and light dishes and a picnic basket especially for the jazz matinées, which makes the concert experience in the garden a really special one.

An event as part of the Jewish Museum Berlin’s Cultural Summer Program for 2015.


Museum Garden

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Where, when, what?

  • When

    9 August 2015, 11 am

  • Where

    Museum Garden

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Events (9) Cultural Summer 2015 Show all

Cultural Summer 2015

Every year, the Jewish Museum Berlin invites visitors to its cultural summer program held in the Museum Garden from June to August.

Let's party in the Garden!

27 June 2015
Summer Party Launching the Cultural Summer Program

Words in the Garden: Ghetto Brother. A Story from the Bronx

4 July 2015
Reading and Live-Painting with Julian Voloj, Claudia Ahlering, and DJ Marc Hype

Jazz in the Garden: Defne Şahin

12 July 2015
The jazz musician and composer Defne Şahin takes her listeners on a musical journey - contemporary jazz

Words in the Garden: "Ismaels Orangen" (Ishmael's oranges)

18. July 2015
Reading with the Author Claire Hajaj and the Actor Ilja Richter

Jazz in the Garden: Itamar Erez & Yshai Afterman

26 July 2015
The guitarist and pianist Itamar Erez from Tel Aviv unites oriental music tradition, jazz, and flamenco - Middle Eastern jazz

Words in the Garden: SOCALLED solo

1 August 2015
Socalled has put together an exclusive solo program with rap and funk music.

Jazz in the Garden: Mohammad Reza Mortazavi & Hans Hartmann

9 August 2015
Konzert with Mohammad Reza Mortazavi and Hans Hartmann - Transcendental jazz

Jazz in the Garden: Cyminology

23 August 2015
Concert: The Berlin jazz quartet Cyminology combines Persian verse with contemporary jazz - Chamber-jazz.

Words in the Garden: "Istanbul war ein Märchen" (Istanbul was a fairytale)

5 September 2015
Reading with the Author Mario Levi and the Actress Türkiz Talay