Friday 9 September 2022 | 7.30pm | doors open 7pm | "Where Will The River Flow"

"MATT CARMICHAEL QUINTETT" Matt Carmichael [sax], Fergus McCreadie [p] , Tom Potter [dr], Ali Watson [b], Charlie Stewart [fiddle]

Over the last 2 years young musicians had a particularly difficult time presenting their creativity to the public. That's why we decided to present in 2022 (besides Jakob Manz and colleagues on 29.04.): another young band at eastPLUGGED®: the great quartet of Matt Carmichael [sax], including Fergus McCreadie [p], Tom Potter [dr] and Ali Watson [b], who will further bring the “fiddler” Charlie Stewart to Ratingen. With their program "Where Will The River Flow" the 5 likeable Scots not only present a varied, melodic and dynamic program, but at the same time take us musically to the beauties of their Scottish homeland. With a click on the following order button [35€/person incl. a Scotch Whisky welcome drink] you can enroll now for this inspiring musical excursion.

Line-up changes possible. Cancellation and changes of reserved seats not possible.

We do not use paper tickets. For access please quote your name and present your Covid-Certificate, preferably digitally as QR Code. Most probably a Covid "2G or 2G+ Certificate" (full vaccination, recovered) will be asked for.


Reservations at 35€/p only online via the following order form:


eastPLUGGED®29 special concert

Saturday 10 September 2022 | 7.30 pm | doors open 7pm | 50 Years Friedenskirche

Tord Gustavsen [p] | Uwe Steinmetz [sax] | Siv Øyunn Kjenstad [dr]

For many years we have been able to experience local and international concerts in the Friedenskirche. For the 50th anniversary of the Friedenskirche we have the special pleasure to present the following "Friedenskirche Anniversary Band":

Siv Øyunn Kjenstad (Copenhagen, DK) - drums, vocals, synthesizer.

Tord Gustavsen (Oslo, NO) - piano, synthesizer

Uwe Steinmetz (Berlin, DE) - Soprano Saxophone, Lyricon

who will present a program being especially created for this occasion and comprising original compositions and improvisations on songs that reflect various phases of seeking and maintaining peace.

The band sent the following greetings in advance:

Congratulations to the congregation of the Friedenskirche Ratingen, where jazz has found a home for many years and can touch people of different generations, cultures and traditions. This concert is dedicated to the peace seekers and peace keepers in our society and to all wild things that make us long for peace in our own lives."

Siv Øyunn Kjenstad | Tord Gustavsen | Uwe Steinmetz

There will be no entrance fee for this "anniversary concert".

Due to the expected high demand, all seats must be booked in advance, half will be reserved for people of the Friedenskirche Gemeinde, the other half for guests of the eastPLUGGED® concerts of 2022. Prerequisite is a registration until August 24, 2022 via one of the reservation forms below. The lucky "winners" will be notified by the end of August 2022 at the latest. Any legal claims are excluded.

Application parishioners

Application eastPLUGGED guests


Tuesday 24 January 2023 | 7.30 pm | doors open 7pm |

Joachim Kühn [p] | Michael Wollny [p]

Who should we invite for our 30th official eastPLUGGED®Concert? We have had so many outstanding gigs, such fantastic musicians, many "unforgettable moments", plus a great audience. We have thought long and hard ... and decided immediately when we got the chance to present two of the most renowned European jazz pianists in a joint concert. Both have already performed at eastPLUGGED®, but now: on 2 Steinway grand pianos vis-à-vis: Joachim Kühn and Michael Wollny, together, live, unplugged. Exactly one month after Christmas Eve, an further wonder in the special ambience of the Friedenskirche.


We do not use paper tickets. For access please quote your name at the front door and present your Covid-Certificate, preferably digitally as QR Code. The exact Corona criteria will be communicated later.

Line-up changes possible. Cancellation and changes of reserved seats not possible.


Reservations [at 45€/p, incl. drink] can be made after September 12, 2022 via this website. Guests of our eastPLUGGED®28 concert with Matt Carmichael can make bookings at a reduced fee during the concert at the venue [subject to availability]: