ARE YOU SYNCOPATED?! – Sept 29.–Oct 2. 2022

Four nights of dance parties in the realm of early jazz with the intention to promote openness and discovery. Are You Syncopated?! will showcase our wonderful Berlin scene with special guests from around the continent. Buzzing evening socials, amazing live bands, cool DJs, cabaret performances filled with smiles and surprises. This will be the event of 2022 you don’t want to miss!!!

For musicians interested in in-depth learning, be they professionals or enthusiasts, there will be practical workshops as well as discussion panels with some of the best names our scene has to offer. Dancers will also get to deepen their knowledge with specially designed tasters and daytime activities. Click the icons below for more information about the program and registration.

We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community, stay syncopated!

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LOCATION: Ballhaus Prinzenallee, Prinzenallee 33, 13359 Berlin

LOCATION (Thursday) Ballhaus Wedding, Wriezener Str. 6, 13359 Berlin


Meschiya Lake

Multi-time winner of ‘Best Female Vocalist’ and ‘Best Traditional Jazz Artist’ at OffBeat Magazine’s “Best of the Beat” Awards, Meschiya Lake is one of the finest performers in New Orleans today – WWOZ, New Orleans.

Meschiya Lake is a pivotal figure of the international jazz roots scene, we are honoured to have her this year with a new album!

Mauro L. Porro

Awarded with a grammy award for his musical scoring, Mauro L. Porro is a passionate multi-instrumentalist and arranger based in Milan. He dedicates his life to early jazz and has always been universally recognized as an reference in jazz music from 1920 to 1940. Some of his ensembles include the “Milano Jazz Gang”, “Chicago Stompers” and the “Hot Gravel Eskimos”.

Nanna Carling

Nanna Carling will not attend Are You Syncopated?!

Our team had several constructive conversations with Nanna. We came to a mutual agreement that sadly Nanna will not attend the Are You Syncopated?! Festival. During our exchange we agreed on a lot of values, but we realized that this is not the right moment to work together. We wish Nanna all the very best for her upcoming projects.

Ewan Bleach

Ewan Bleach is a renowned clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist, singer, bandleader based in London. He’s known for his exquisite and sensitive playing and appeared on records alongside Tuba Skinny, Frogs and Henry and many more.

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This festival is part of the project Swinging Europe. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Commission.

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