Holidays 2023

Kunstverein Familie Montez










Holidays 2023

July 21 - August 20

Open air concerts, DJ sets, bar and kitchen

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6pm onwards

Free entry at KV Familie Montez/Hafenpark

Honsellstr. 7, 60314 Frankfurt

From July 21 to August 20, Jazz Montez presents open air concerts and DJ sets every Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the terrace of Kunstverein Familie Montez at Hafenpark in Frankfurt Ostend. The events start at 6pm and are entirely free of charge. Come with your friends and family, enjoy cool drinks at the bar, fresh food from the open air kitchen and inspirational sounds coming from the speakers. The stage will host powerful, genre pushing groups from around the world as well as exciting DJs. In addition, the Holidays Band, comprised of stellar young musicians such as Tara Sarter on sax, Franka Bayertz on keys, Raffaelo Visconti on guitar, Lucy Liebe on bass and Leon Raum on drums, will perform on all concert days. The band will be guided by changing, international musicians each weekend, creating and developing new, site-specific jams.

Spread the word. Music is meant for sharing.


Week 1


Friday, July 21

19:30 DITTY

Indian cosmic singer-songwriter featuring Andi Haberl and Aaron Ottignon

21:00 Holidays Band guided by Lucy Liebe

Bass and guitar savant known from playing with Bokoya, Gianni Brezzo and Julie Kuhl

DJ Lilosh

Prodigious AMP and Robert Johnson resident pumping hard tunes


Saturday, July 22

19:00 Holidays Band guided by Lucy Liebe

20:30 30/70

Hypnotic grooves drenched in love and spirituality straight outta Melbourne

DJ Helina

DJ and dancer based in Berlin specializing in high energy dance music


Sunday, July 23 

19:00 Holidays Band guided by Lucy Liebe

20:30 Bokoya

Improvised beat music, explored, composed and performed on the spot

DJ FloFilz

Prodigious beat maker spinning deep funky tunes from around the world


Week 2


Friday, July 28

19:00 Julie Kuhl & the Lonely Freaks

Frankfurt shooting star performing lyrical songs with her super-group

20:30 Riverside Collective

Communal funk, soul and jazz from young and mighty Frankfurt crew

DJs Ecuador Indio & Phil the Gap

Hip hop, disco, house and everything funky in between


Saturday, July 29

19:00 Holidays Band guided by Julie Kuhl and NI-KA

Two young Frankfurt singer-songwriters invite other local vocalists along for the ride

DJ Tereza

Berlin based underground disco, house and breaks inferno


Sunday, July 30

11:00 LOKAL Listener meets Jazz Montez

Join Gregor Praml and get to know the people behind Holidays and Jazz Montez

19:00 Sirens of Lesbos

Urban contemporary worldbeat music from Bern, Switzerland

20:30 K.Zia

Afro-European soul singer songwriter with stellar band from Berlin

DJs InjeRadio

Dug out gems from Eritrea, Ethiopia and around the world


Week 3


Friday, August 4

19:00 Holidays Band guided by Natalie Greffel

Danish singer and bass player with roots in Mozambique developing Afro-Brazlian music

20:30 Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange

Improvisational dance music held together by Australian drum maestro Ziggy Zeitgeist

DJ John Vibrations

All vinyl disco, house and high energy love music 


Saturday, August 5

19:00 Holidays Band guided by Natalie Greffel

20:30 Kuna Maze

House, broken beat and jazz power group from Brussels

DJ El Mar

Loopy Daze founder selecting funky music from house to techno 


Sunday, August 6

19:00 Holidays Band guided by Natalie Greffel

20:30 Franzi Aller‘s Blue Lion feat. Tony Lakatos

Prodigious bass player, band leader and composer returning with her all star band

DJ Jazzmadass

Radio host, bass man and overall world groove disciple 


Week 4


Friday, August 11

19:00 Holidays Band guided by Alexander Flood

Australian drummer and bandleader fusing club music and jazz

20:30 Otim Alpha

Traditional adungu and nanga harp master and singer backed by hard electronic beats

DJ Crazymind

Powerful DJ and music producer from Uganda

Special Guests: Afrotude Dancers

Collective expressing the diversity of African and contemporary urban dance styles


Saturday, August 12 

19:00 Holidays Band guided by Alexander Flood

20:30 Jitwam

Globe-trotting DJ, singer and band leader playing psychedelic soul and dance music

DJ 2:cloudy

High energy dance music from Frankfurt prodigy

Special guests: anybody walking?

Local voguing and ballroom community bringing the extravaganza


Sunday, August 13

19:00 Holidays Band guided by Alexander Flood

20:30 Kassa Overall

Hip hop meets free jazz drummer, rapper and band leader from NYC

DJ Beatris

Frankfurt selector focused on quality house and dance music

Special guests: Larry Bonćhaka & Sopo Kashakashvili

Artists and cultural organizers fusing poetic texts with percussions to stir up the vibes


Week 5


Friday, August 18

19:00 Holidays Band guided by Quinn Oulton

London based multi-instrumentalist/vocalist mixing acoustic and electronic sounds

20:30 TUKAN

Belgian contemporary jazz with strong influence of electronic music

DJ Niklas Wandt

Berlin-based drummer, radio host and DJ increasing the heat one track at a time


Saturday, August 19

19:00 Holidays Band guided by Quinn Oulton

20:30 Club Coco with Coco María & Acid Coco

Global DJ presenting joyful gems from jazz to samba, latin-funk and cumbia as well as a live band reimagining Colombian rhythms for the electronic age


Sunday, August 20

19:00 Holidays Band guided by Quinn Oulton

20:30 Okvsho

Progressive jazz-funk dance grooves from Switzerland

DJ Michael Rütten

Soul-searching DJ and radio presenter invites you to love-dance into the moonlight



More open air live music this summer


Thursday, July 27

20:00 Sababa 5 at Westcoast

At river Main, opposite Stoofstr. 27, Frankfurt

Sunny surf guitar grooves with 70s Middle Eastern flourishes from Tel Aviv


Thursday, August 10

19:00 Yemen Blues at Jüdisches Museum

Bertha-Pappenheim-Platz 1, Frankfurt

Yemenite, West African & Jazz influences come together in this global pop sensation


Friday, August 25 to Sunday, August 27

El Barrio de Europa at Museum Angewandte Kunst

Schaumainkai 17, Frankfurt

Three days of cross-cultural exchange, music, drinks and food hosted by AMP, Emma Metzler and Jazz Montez in cooperation with Museum Angewandte Kunst in the beautiful Metzlerpark in Sachsenhausen


A big thank you to our partners:

Kunstverein Familie Montez, Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft, Dr. Hans Feith und Dr. Elisabeth Feith-Stiftung, Citoyen Stiftung, Lindley Lindenberg, Binding Bier, Voelkel BioZisch, Cybers, Journal Frankfurt, Sparkasse Stiftung



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