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Jazz on the Third


Frankfurt swings

Experience the variety 
and magic of Jazz

Once a year, Frankfurt becomes the stage for an unforgettable day of live music. Here, jazz greats come together to share their passion. Their instruments tell stories, sometimes whispering delicately, then again powerfully and stormily. Every note, every pause, an expression of pure emotion.
Experience the whole spectrum of jazz - from soulful ballads to rousing bebop rhythms. Every performance is unique, every note an adventure.


Immerse yourself in the world of jazz in the beating heart of Frankfurt. "Jazz on the Third" is an  event that sets the city into a rhythm of enthusiasm. On this day, melodies fill the air, making the soul of jazz vibrate, lively and pulsating.


A journey through history

From visionary beginnings 
to cult event

"Jazz on the Third" was born out of the desire to fill Frankfurt with the vibrancy of jazz once a year. Originally launched by a small group of jazz lovers, the event quickly developed into a highlight on the city's cultural calendar, celebrating the broad diversity of jazz music.

Since the first edition, "Jazz on the Third" has become a magnet for jazz fans from near and far, bringing together a mix of renowned and up-and-coming talents from all over the world. The event is characterised by unforgettable performances. It has established itself as an important cultural meeting place that unites different people through the universal language of music.

  • International and local jazz greats: 
    Each year, renowned jazz musicians* from around the world perform alongside up-and-coming local talent, providing a unique blend of styles and experiences.

  • Diversity of jazz: 
    The event showcases the full range of jazz, from classic swing and bebop to modern and experimental forms, so there's something for everyone.

  • Interactive experiences: 
    In addition to the concerts, there are often opportunities for the audience to interact with the artists, whether through meet-and-greet sessions or spontaneous jam sessions.

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