thurs., 18 July
Doors open 6 p.m.

Billy Cobham


Billy Cobham


Billy Cobham was born on May 16, 1944, in Panama and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He began his music career at the age of eight in a drum and bugle corps. After his military service, he played with various bands, including Horace Silver's and Miles Davis' fusion ensemble. In 1971, he co-founded the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Cobham released his groundbreaking solo album Spectrum in 1973. In the following years, he created innovative fusion music and collaborated with renowned artists. Later, he became socially involved, working with UNICEF in Brazil. Cobham taught drumming online and released several albums. He celebrated the 40th anniversary of Spectrum with a tour and released Tales from the Skeleton Coast as a tribute to his parents.

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The bank

The former counter hall of the Sparda Bank branch at Stuttgart's main railway station was once transformed into a chic event location - and has since been a safe bank for top-class jazz concerts during the festival. Traditionally, the jazzopen are opened here - with the awarding of the German Jazz Trophy. Under the motto "A Life for Jazz", deserving artists receive this award from the foundation Stiftung Kunst und Kultur der Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg.

SpardaWelt Eventcenter
Am Hauptbahnhof 3
70173 Stuttgart

Capacity: 400 standing and seated places combined


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