Exciting times here at Poule headquarters, as we buckle up for the first festival in more than two years. Elbjazz comes crashing down on Hamburg’s mighty port infrastructure, June 3-4. With a healthy booking of 44 international musicians and bands, the first edition of Elbjazz since 2019 comes in strong. The festival takes place across six venues, including a shipyard lending a neat maritime-urban industrial charm to selected jazz music.
Team Poule ruffled its feathers through the line-up and would like to gently point you in the direction of YĪN YĪN, the Dutch ensemble melting snappy funk and tropical influences with the ease and love of the 60s and 70s. The group should be a must-see on Saturday, June 4, 730pm at Am Helgen which is right in the harbor, next to the containers and all that. They just released their second album The Age of Aquarius via Glitterbeat, find the telling Declined by Universe attached below – and also on our regular Poule d’Or playlist Journal over on old Spotify.
Title photo courtesy of main man Jens Schlenker for Elbjazz.