The Ville de Dudelange has announced that the 9th edition of its Like a Jazz Machine Festival will take place from 13 - 16 May 2021.

The organisers have confirmed that the health restrictions currently in place have resulted in a limited number of places available, and therefore a limited number of festival passes which are now on sale - see

Dudelange's reputation as the “jazz capital of Luxembourg” is well established and undisputed

In 2012, with the Like A Jazz Machine festival, the Opderschmelz set in motion a powerful generator of jazz energy, vision and atmosphere. For this 9th edition, Opderschmelz and the City of Dudelange are once again organising a stimulating platform for artists, the public and professionals.

After the great success of the last eight editions, Like A Jazz Machine 2021 offers a journey into the world of jazz today, with a focus on new creations, emerging talents and adventurous crossovers. 13 groups, totaling about sixty musicians, will present their current projects for four days in the Grand Audience of the Regional Cultural Centre of Dudelange.

Billy Cobham's Culture Mix

From tradition to new trends, the festival celebrates jazz in all its forms with “sacred monsters” such as drummers Daniel Humair and Billy Cobham, as well as a range of musicians highly esteemed by jazz enthusiasts, such as Sylvain Rifflet, Théo Ceccaldi, Théo Girard, Antoine Berjeaut or even Samuel Blaser. Without forgetting the many “sidemen”: Valentin Ceccaldi, Guillaume Aknine, Basile Naudet, Sebastian Rochford, Gautier Laurent, Jean-Marc Robin, Verneri Pohjola, Benjamin Flament, Sandrine Marchetti, Fifi Chayeb, Jean-Marie Ecay, Christophe Cravero and Camelia Ben Naceur.

Jean-Paul Bourelly Hips Project

They will perform on stage alongside groups seeking the unusual or daring, such as Hips Project by Jean-Paul Bourelly and Gea Russell feat. Régis Molina, Llorenç Barcelo Vives, Dani Dominuez and the Pilz - Reis - Dahm - Martiny Quartet, which are two of the five artist residencies that the CCRD opderschmelz initiated and facilitated for this 9th edition. The other three residences, which we are proud to present to you, are formed around young and talented Luxembourgish musicians who are very promising: the Michel Meis 4tet feat. Théo Ceccaldi, the David Ascani 5tet, and the Gilles Grethen 4tet.

Michel Meis 4tet

To complete the poster, we are pleased to present the brand new project by Greg Lamy feat. Flavio Boltro, and, for the first time in Luxembourg, the XY Quartet with Nicola Fazzini, Alessandro Fedrigo, Saverio Tasca and Luca Colussi from Italy as well as the Liran Donin's 1000 Boats with Chris Williams, Ben Brown Maria Chiara Argiro, Josh Arcoleo from UK. 

For further details on the festival, see