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May 28, 2023 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Düsseldorf Jazz Rally 2023

We are excited to finally be playing at Schauinsland-Reisen Düsseldorf Jazz Rally (3 years overdue!)

Date: Sunday, 28.05.23
Venue: Rheinterrasse, Radschlägersaal, Joseph-Beuys-Ufer 33, Düsseldorf, Germany
Showtime: 21.15 – 22.30

Ticket 35,00 €  BUY TICKETS

DUSSELDORFKid Creole & The Coconuts

Kid Creole & The Coconuts were founded in the early 80s by August Darnell, who was able to unfold all his creativity with his alter ego, Kid Creole: Together with Andy Hernandez alias Coati Mundi and the ladies trio The Coconuts, he staged a breathtaking show of Latin pop, funk and a colorful and exaggerated, bombastic theater between art, candy-colored kitsch, perfect choreography and big, self-deprecating tongue-in-cheek gesture. His big breakthrough came with the album “Tropical Gangsters” from 1982 with hits like “Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy”, “Stool Pigeon” or “I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby”.

A. Darnell aka Kid Creole (ld.), Coconuts: R. Van Rossum (voc.), C. De Graaf (voc.), K. Hanford (voc.), D. Imby (dr.), M. A. Jones (git.), J. McCredie (git.), M. Gorman (keyb., MD), O. Williams (b.), G. Hogg (tp.), B. Dickinson (tb.), E. Jones (sax.)



MORE about the festival…

On the Whitsun weekend, our beautiful city becomes a jazz city again! Immerse yourself in the unique Jazz Rally flair, look forward to swinging together, dancing and simply forgetting the world around us for a moment. The schauinsland-reisen Jazz Rally brings jazz, swing, funk and soul at the highest level to Düsseldorf in 64 concerts. About half of the performances are open air and therefore free for everyone!

We have put together a varied program for you: Funk and jazz legend Fred Wesley, the French jazz trumpeter Erik Truffaz and the furious Jazzrausch Bigband will be there as well as Wolfgang Haffner & Allstar Band, the singer-songwriter Charles Pasi, the outstanding Polish Anna Maria Jopek Quartet and Señor Coconut , which causes a sensation with Kraftwerk classics in Latino style. The performances of Kid Creole & The Coconuts and the legendary hip-hop, reggae and Latin band Culcha Candela promise a feast for the ears in a class of its own. In addition, with the Sparda Jazz Award, we are once again offering young musicians a big stage. On the schauinsland-reisen Jazz Rally there is something for every jazz taste. Promised.

In its long history, our festival has always developed and set new impulses. And also at the 29th edition of the schauinsland-reisen Jazz Rally we do not stand still. The Rhine Terrace will be the new musical hot spot of the Rally: With two stages, perfect transport connections and a high-quality infrastructure, the Rhine Terrace will replace the tent on Burgplatz in the future, making the Rally even more attractive, flexible and sustainable. This year, our new concept “Streets of Sound” will be launched in the old town for the first time: On all three days of the event, marching bands will create an exuberant atmosphere in the city. Of course, there will also be the Sparda stage at Schadowplatz and much more to discover.

For selected indoor concerts, we have put together a special starter package per festival day in order to make the ticket concept even more attractive. Under the motto “Take 2 – Save 8” you can discover high-quality jazz, funk and soul – and save money in the process.

Special thanks go to our partners and supporters who are committed to the festival in very different ways, especially our name sponsor schauinsland-reisen and the Sparda-Bank West Foundation. At this point, we would also like to emphasize the good cooperation with the city of Düsseldorf. We are very pleased that Lord Mayor Dr. Stephan Keller has once again taken over the patronage of our festival.

We wish all music and rally fans a lively and exuberant Jazz Rally! Enjoy the variety of music and the unique atmosphere: at our special festival in our special city!


May 28, 2023
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Radschlägersaal/Rheinterrasse, Joseph-Beuys-Ufer 33
Dusseldorf, 40479 Germany
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Please contact Eva Tudor-Jones: kidcreoleandthecoconuts@gmail.com
UK Phone: +44 7889 742537
USA Phone: +1 808 2144647