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Jan Luley has been one of the most interesting and versatile pianists in Europe for decades. He has found his musical home in New Orleans, where he regularly spends time and also organises trips there. With his mostly melodic and groovy style, he draws on the stylistic diversity of New Orleans between tradition and modernity and combines classical jazz with contemporary influences as well as elements from world music, gospel, New Orleans rhythm'n'blues and pop.


Jan Luley is also active as a composer, arranger and singer and has played over 2500 concerts in 18 European countries as well as in Africa, the USA and Israel. His piano playing can be heard on 21 albums, most of which have been released on his own label Luleymusic Records. The Berklee College of Music presented him with an award for "Outstanding Musicianship" in 1995. In 2011, Jan Luley received a certificate from Mitchell Landrieu, the mayor of New Orleans at the time, in recognition of his services to the musical tradition and musicians in New Orleans. In addition to his musical career, Jan Luley is a consultant and artistic director of festivals and concert series, a workshop lecturer at home and abroad and, together with his wife Eda, organizes trips to New Orleans and the Baltic States.

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Press reviews

"...further pieces in which it is always clear to see why the press calls him the "wizard of the keys". With his style, he radiates a magic that captivates the entire audience."


(Passauer Neue Presse, 27.09.2022)

Workshops and travelling


Jazz, fun and cities along the Rhine

Jazz Cruise 2024 to Amsterdam and Rotterdam

JAZZ on the Rhine - after the cruise is before the cruise! Secure the best cabins for next year now. From November 8th to 12th, 2024, the cruise will depart from Cologne to Amsterdam and Rotterdam with many musicians on board. Come along! You can also dance!


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Swing & Wine on the Rhone from/to Lyon from 6 to 13 July 2025

First week-long River Boat Jazz Cruise in France

Jazztouren is organizing a River Boat Jazz Shuffle on the Rhone for the first time. The trip lasts a whole week - it has to be worth it :-) - and goes from Lyon via Viviers, Arles, Martigues, Avignon, Touron and back to Lyon. On board is an international mix of top musicians from France, Germany, Holland and other countries.


For registration

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Photo & Music Travel

Hot shots in New Orleans 2025

From March 26th to April 3rd, 2025, I will be leading a tour group to New Orleans again. Unique photo opportunities and lots of music in small clubs, Creole food, southern plantations and swamps with alligators - New Orleans has an incredible amount to offer. We will learn a lot about architecture, slave history, the beginnings of jazz and, as always, we will just take incredibly good photos and have a lot of fun in the Big Easy.

The pre-registration list is already full, further registrations for the waiting list are still possible. Find out more and register here .


Workshop days in historic walls

18th CLASSIC JAZZ WORKSHOP at Fürsteneck Castle

Do you want to develop your skills on your instrument - or with your voice - in jazz, blues and related genres, delve deeper into improvisation and music theory? Play with others in bands and let off steam in evening sessions? Then you are very welcome to the 18th Classic Jazz Workshop from January 2nd to 7th, 2025 at Fürsteneck Castle near Eiterfeld. Nine lecturers and many different musical topics await you.

Find out more and register here

The Music of Jan Luley

The Music of Jan Luley

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