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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.

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Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


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.

Where, when, what?

  • When 9 August 2015, 11 am
  • Where Museum Garden

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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Events: Cultural Summer 2015 (9)