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Stockholm Jazz Festival

Stockholm Jazz Festival

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12/10/2018 - 21/10/2018 All day
Address: Gustav Adolfs torg 22, 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Jazz Festival is one of Sweden’s oldest festivals and one of Stockholm’s biggest events. It is a festival with a solid reputation in the music world and considered one of Europe’s most well-kept and pleasant festivals which for a while has had its home on the island of Skeppsholmen. With the move to Skansen in 2011 the festival began its journey into the future.


Since 2012, the festival is housed indoors, on the best stages in Stockholm.


In 2014 the festival expanded to 10 full days. Attendance exceeded 21,000 and some of the notable highlights included Jamie Cullum, Angelique Kidjo and the Wayne Shorter Quartet. The latter concert was broadcasted live by the renowned French television channel Mezzo to over 16 million households in 46 countries!


Now in 2018 the festival is back, 12-21 October and it will be the largest so far, with 184 program points scattered on 57 scenes for ten days.

"It's obvious that the festival is growing and bigger than ever, but the focus is on presenting a balanced and good program together with Stockholm's united jazz life. During the Stockholm Jazz Festival, anyone who is interested in jazz or hearing it for the first time should find something that appeals to them. We present famous jazz veterans and fresh newcomers every second. The emphasis is on the jazz, but the festival also captures adjoining genres such as blues, funk and hip hop. There are genres that are always cross-fertilized by jazz, "said Eric Birath, festival director of the Stockholm Jazz Festival.


Some of the artist present at this year's festival are:

Carla Bley Trio, The French Trio, New Orleans 300 years - A homage to The Big Easy!, Julian Lage Duo, JH3 - Jari Haapalainen trio, Shai Maestro Trio, Berger Knutsson Spering Schultz feat Akkarai Sisters, Yazz Ahmend, Black Milk & Nat Turner Live Band, Jan Garabarek Group.


For more info, venues and artists, go to: http://stockholmjazz.se/