The label jazzwerkstatt publishes recordings from three sources:
1. Recordings from the archives of the East German broadcaster Rundfunk der DDR these excellent recordings
of exceptional Jazzwerkstatt Peitz concerts
were made in the 1980s.
In most cases, the lineup was either brought together exclusively for Jazzwerkstatt Peitz (Festival)
or the musicians just got together for impromptu sessions.
2. Recordings of jazzwerkstatt Berlin-Brandenburg concerts. Plenty of the jazz world’s big names have played in Berlin
since jazzwerkstatt was first established and many of these concerts were recorded by the regional broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg.
The jazzwerkstatt label has released some of these recordings on CD and DVD.
3. Our third and most important mainstays are our recordings of Berlin-based musicians.
At jazzwerkstatt we devote most of our attention on to the Berlin jazz scene – this enables local musicians to make quality recordings in a professional studio
without being under pressure of time, whilst also offering them the facilities of a professional label.