KJazz Trip to Vienna, Prague & Berlin Jazz Fest

Join fellow public radio jazz enthusiasts for a KJazz adventure to the glorious cultural capitals of central Europe. Your jazz journey begins in romantic Vienna, the capital of Austria.

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KJazz Trip to Vienna, Prague & Berlin Jazz Fest

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The Jazz Age | Berlin Jazz Festival plus Prague and Vienna

Vienna – Prague – Berlin
October 25 - November 4, 2019

Reserve your space today. Call 800-723-8454 or visit www.earthboundexpeditions.com

Join fellow public radio jazz enthusiasts for a KJazz adventure to the glorious cultural capitals of central Europe. Your jazz journey begins in romantic Vienna, the capital of Austria. There we will visit Belvedere Palace to view works by Klimt and Monet. Stroll the lively streets, visit the Hofburg Palace and enjoy an evening of jazz and wine tasting. Next, we are off to the city of a hundred spires, Prague! The Czechs fell in love with jazz in the roaring 20s and that affair never ended. In addition to visiting Prague castle, the old town, Charles Bridge and sampling some of the Czech Republic's finest beers, you'll also enjoy outings to jazz clubs. The jazz adventure continues on to Berlin, Germany's bustling and uber hip capital. Throughout the 1920s Berlin was considered the cultural center of Europe. Along with Chicago, Paris and New York, Berlin was one of the great jazz centers in the 1920s and 1930s. Today the city is still packed with ballrooms, jazz clubs and top talent. The BERLIN JAZZFEST will be in full swing while we are there and we'll have tickets! Space is limited.

About JazzFest Berlin

October 31 - November 3, 2019
In early November, Berlin opens its arms to jazz! For over 50 years, jazz musicians from Berlin and all over the world have come together to play at the Jazzfest, making the festival one of the oldest and most prestigious in Europe. Among its guests have been big names such as Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington. While famous US-jazz celebrities set the tone during the first decades, the Berlin Jazz Festival has progressively presented artists from all around the globe, with an increasing emphasis on contemporary European jazz.

Trip Facts

3 Nights Vienna
3 Nights Prague
4 Nights Berlin

Expedition Highlights

Travel with KJAZZ Program host, LeRoy Downs

Fully guided by an expert Earthbound Expeditions guide

Tickets to the celebrated Berlin Jazz Festival (“Jazzfest”)

Jazz outings in Vienna and Prague

First-class, centrally-located hotels

Special beer tastings in Prague

Winery visits in the Vienna woods

All breakfasts plus ten additional multi-course traditional meals

Historic walks with expert local guides

Private motor coach transport throughout tour

Airport transfers for those arriving with the group

Private tours of museums in Vienna, Prague and Berlin

Trip Facts

11 Days/ 10 Nights (not including air travel)
$4,995 per person based on double occupancy
$1,195 single supplement
October 24: Optional group flight
departs LAX
October 25: Tour starts in Vienna
November 4:  Tour ends in Berlin
*Save $250: Travel alumni save $100 * Early birds $75 * and $75 when paying by check

$1,295 GROUP AIR OPTION:
Operated by Delta, KLM and Air France
*Taxes, fees and airport transfers included while in Europe.

Your Trip Hosts

LeRoy Downs
KJazz on air host

LeRoy Downs has been an icon in the jazz industry for the past thirty years. The Los Angeles jazz radio program & festival host, journalist, television producer, curator and concert series producer began his career with station 88.1 FM KKJZ and has continued to contribute to the art form as broadcaster on several Los Angeles radio stations.

The love of the music continued on another platform with the creation of TheJazzcat.net. This blog style website has featured all of the articles, concert reviews, interviews, events and multi-media projects that LeRoy has collaborated and produced over the years.

LeRoy has also been busy hosting many jazz festivals and performances including more that 15 years with the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Central Avenue Jazz Festival, the Angel City Jazz Festival, The Playboy Jazz Cruise, The Jazz Cruise, Winter Jazz Fest in New York, the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz performances and you can find him weekly at his own Just Jazz Series.

LeRoy developed an entertaining jazz pilot television program called “Hangin' with the Jazzcats” that eventually led to a partnership with Emmy award winning television producer Fred Smith, a forty year veteran at CBS Television. The culmination of experience comes together as decades jazz and television knowledge are now aligned and working towards some lofty goals in the music!

Under the umbrella of All Music Television, the amalgamation of work produced such programs and events such as “Livefrom The Blue Whale”, “The Jazz Creative”, “Christmas Jazzwith LeRoy Downs”, “Musicians Talk Race in America”, “Milesin May”, “Live from the Lobby”, “Backstage Pass”, “SoundCheck”, "Jazz Profiles", “The Jazzcat Brunch” and now the successful Live Concert Series in Hollywood called, “Just Jazz”! You can enjoy all of these programs, interviews, articles and jazz radio broadcasts and more on “The Jazzcat App”, as well as listen to progressive music on his 24-7 online radio station called “Soundsand Colors Radio”.

There are some great plans, partnerships and collaborations for future endeavors and LeRoy Downs will certainly be there continuing to carry the torch, push the music forward, and once again, return the sound to it's classic prominence!

Holger Zimmer
Trip host

Holger Zimmer is a native of Germany, though he spent his early years traveling throughout Europe and the U.S. He also studied English literature and drama in Berlin, Germany and Dublin, Ireland. He divides his time between working as a tour guide and a broadcast journalist for various international media such as BBC, ARD German Radio, ORF Austrian Radio and RTE Irish Radio. He enjoys music of all kinds – ask him about his band!

Reserve your space today. Call 800-723-8454 or visit www.earthboundexpeditions.com

Know Before You Go

Concerts, Festivals and Events: If (for any reason) the organizers of a scheduled concert, festival or event cancel or postpone a planned activity with little or no notice, Earthbound Expeditions will do its utmost to secure a similar event or secure another concert(s). Strikes, unscheduled delays, lack of funds and acts of God are beyond the control of Earthbound Expeditions. Cancellation of an event, festival or concert is not cause for refund.

Hosted Journeys: If a host or special guest is unable to attend as planned, Earthbound Expeditions will do its utmost to find another host who has similar interests, talents expertise. The inability of a host to participate in a tour is not grounds for a full or partial refund. Full terms and conditions: https://earthboundexpeditions.com/the-boring-stuff/

Reserve your space today. Call 800-723-8454 or visit www.earthboundexpeditions.com

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