JazzFest Berlin (also known as the Berlin Jazz Festival) is a jazz festival based in Berlin, Germany. Originally called the "Berliner Jazztage" (Berlin Jazz Days), it was founded in 1964 in West Berlin by the Berliner Festspiele. It is considered[by whom?] one of the world's premier jazz festivals. Venues were, among others: Berliner Philharmonie, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Volksbühne, Haus der Berliner Festspiele and the Jazzclubs Quasimodo and A-Trane.
The festival's artistic concept has been "to document, support, and validate trends in jazz, and to mirror the diversity of creative musical activity.
2012 JazzFest Berlin will last for 4 days from 1st to 4 November.
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