Dedicated since its beginning to professional musicians, the 12th edition of the Bucharest International Jazz Competition will be held from May 12 to 19, 2018. It will be open to bands and vocalists coming from all over the world, and it will be a part of the international festival EUROPAFEST: a whole week dedicated to jazz…
A usual appointment in winter jazz, the next 18th edition of Vinterjazz Festival will take place in the cities of Aalborg, Aarhus, Odense, Esbjerg and, of course, Copenhagen, from February 2 to 25, 2018. Three weeks full of events in which more than 500 concerts will be held in more than 100 different locations. Many international artists will take part to the event, such as Filippo Cosentino, Sinne Eeg Group, DR Big Band & Palle Mikkelborg.
Located in the Northern part of Norway, very close to the Arctic Circle, the small town of Bodø will host from January 31 to February 3, 2018, the Bodø Jazz Open Festival. Among the featuring artists, the Misvær Skaforening Big Band, the Juno quintet, …
The first edition of JazzAlguer will start on December 23 in Alghero (Sardinia, Italy), with the “Laudario di Cortona” arranged by Paolo Fresu and Daniele di Bonaventura, performed in quintet together with the Chamber Orchestra of Perugia…
The 10th edition of Festival Jazz:Re:Found will be held in Turin, Italy, from November 29 to December 3, 2017. Among the artists scheduled, James Senese with Napoli Centrale, Azymuth, Rony Size, Thundercat, Jameszoo, Chassol, Cory Henry and many more.
The 14th edition of Jazztopad Festival will take place at the Wroclaw Narodowe Forum Muzyki, in Poland, from November 17 to 26. Many shows are scheduled, among which Herbie Hancock, Charles Lloyd, the Maciej Obara Quartet, Terence Blanchard Quartet together with the Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Radoslaw Labahua, and the pianist Vijay Iyer with the Lutosławski Quartet.
The Cambridge International Jazz Festival will be held from November 11 to 26; 80 events and workshops are scheduled in 25 concert halls, university venues, churches, pubs and bistros all around the town. The lineup includes Andy Sheppard, Roy Ayers, Zoe Rahman, Evelyn Glennie, Robin Nolan and many more….
The EFG London Jazz Festival, arrived this year to the 25th edition, will be held in London from 10 to 19 November. New generation musicians and accomplished artists such as Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau, Christian Scott, Paolo Conte and many more will perform, for 10 days, on 21 different stages.
The 2017 Roma Jazz Festival will take place from November 5 to 30 in Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. The title “Jazz is my religion” has been inspired by a poem written by the America poet, essayist and painter Ted Joans.
The next Rotterdam Jazz Festival will be held in the Dutch city from October 27 to 29. Among the many artists scheduled, Marquis Hill Blacktet, Mats Eilertsen – Rubicon, the Pack Project met Thomas Pol, Koffie, Codarts Young Talent Bigband, Bobo Stenson Trio and many more.
The next Belgrade Jazz Festival will take place from October 26 to 30, featuring Donny McCaslin, Mats Eilertsen, Peter Evans, Giovanni Guidi, Wolfert Brederode, Marc Ribot and many more.
In addition to the concerts, workshops, jam sessions and unscheduled events are planned.
The 50th edition of the Umea Jazz Festival will be held from October 25 to 29, with Lennart Strömbäck as artistic director since 1991. Among the artists featuring Jonas Knutsson, Mats Gustafsson, Morgan Ågren and Mats Öberg.
The 49th edition of the Voll Damm Barcelona International Jazz Festival will be held in the Catalan city from October 17 to December 19. Among the featuring artists, in more than 60 concerts, on various stages around the city, Diana Krall, Estrella Morente, The Waterboys, Chick Corea and Steve Gadd, Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcaba…
The Ferrara Jazz Club Cultural Association is organising the 19th edition of Ferrara in Jazz in the beautiful Torrione San Giovanni. For six months starting on October 6, it will be possible to attend many shows by the most important international jazz musicians and events dedicated to young talents and new albums. There will be a total of about 80 events. Find all the details and …
The 37th edition of Roccella Jazz Festival – Rumori Mediterranei, one of the most important and long-running European Festivals, will take place from August 12 to 24 in the Southern Italian town. Among the featuring artists Kinga Glyk, Francesco Cusa Assassins, Tuck & Patti, Red Basica, Antonio Faraò Eklektik, Massimo Donà Trio with Francesco Bearzatti, and many more.
Jazz in Marciac Festival 2017 will be held from July 28 to August 13. Among the protagonists there are Norah Jones, Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ibrahim Maalouf, Linda Oh, George Benson, Avishai Cohen and many others.
The Festival des Enfants du Jazz will be held in Barcelonnette (Haute Provence) from July 22 to 30, featuring Deluxe, Yuri Buenaventura, Zucchero and many other famous artists, as well as a hundred of young musicians coming from all over France and jazz music teachers that will end the festival with three big concerts.
The 2017 edition of Malta Jazz Festival will be held on July 20, 21 and 22. Among the artists participating to the festival in the little island at the heart of the Mediterranean sea, Al Di Meola, Nicholas Peyton, Antonio Sanchez, Mark Giuliana and many others.
The 52nd edition of the Heineken Jazzaldia will be held in San Sebastian (Basque Country) from July 20 to 25. Among the featuring artists, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, Bryan Ferry, John Medesky with a new quartet, Hiromi Uehara and Uri Caine, Chano Dominguez with the Italian pianist Stefano Bollani and many more. The program foresees some concerts commemorating the anniversary of John Coltrane’s passing and of Thelonius Monk’s, Dizzie Gillespie’s and Ella Fitzgerald’s birth.
After the suspension in 2016 due to the attack that hit the city of Nice, the 2017 edition of the Nice Jazz Festival will be held from July 17 to 21.
Born in 1948 as the first jazz festival in the world, it will host 30 concerts in 5 nights, in Place Masséna Gardens and Théâtre de Verdure.
Among the artists that will perform, Herbie Hancock, Ibrahim Maaluf, Mary J. Blige, Tony Allen, IAM, Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya with special guest Térence Blanchard, Lamomali, Henry Texier Sky Dancers 6.
The 57th edition of Jazz à Juan Festival will be held in Juan-Les-Pins from July 15 to 23. Among the protagonists of the festival, in the South of France, Wayne Shorter, Brandford Marsalis, Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper, Sting, Archie Shepp, and many others.
The 41st edition of Vitoria-Gasteiz Festival will be held from July 11 to 15 in the Basque Country capital city. Among the artists invited, Patty Austin, the TS Monk Sextet with Nnenna Freelon, Rubén Blades with Roberto Delgado Orchestra, the jazz female group Woman to Woman, and many others.
The next edition of Umbria Jazz will be held in Perugia, Italy, from July 7 to 16. Many events are scheduled, among which Kraftwerk, Jamie Cullen/Lettuce, Paolo Fresu, Gaetano Curreri, Gino Paoli e Danilo Rea playing Tenco and Italian singers and songwriters, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Enrico Rava/Tomasz Stanko, Hiromi Duet with Castaneda/Kidjo, Trance with Valdes/Rubalcaba, Wayne Shorter Quartet, Brian Wilson, Bollani/Gismonti e De Holanda.
Morover, there will be workshops, many concerts in various locations in the city, music lessons held by teachers from the prestigious Berklee College in Boston.
The next Rotterdam North Sea Festival will be held on July 7, 8 and 9. This year edition resident artist will be Chick Corea; among many other artists participating, we recall Wayne Shorter, Avishai Cohen, Trombone Shorty, Norah Jones, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Maseo Parker, Robert Glasper.
The 2017 edition of the Kongsberg Jazz Festival will take place in the Norwegian town from July 5 to 8. The program includes concerts, lectures, movie shows, poetry readings. Among the many featuring artists: The Chick Corea Elektric Band, Morten Abel, Ola Kvernberg and Jason Moran, Blood Sweat and Tears + Level 42, John Scofield, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra Eirik Hegdal and Joshua Redman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Chris Thompson and Mads Eriksen Band.
The 51st Montreux Jazz Festival will be held from June 30 to July 15: among many others, the artists in program are John Scofield, Theo Croker, Trilok Gurtu, Herbie Hancock, Fred Wesley, Ramsey Lewis, Bill Frisell and Kurt Rosenwinkel.
The 37th edition of Jazz à Vienne will be held from June 29 to July 13. The programme includes concerts, exhibitions, meetings and masterclasses, that will cross the several artistic and cultural branches. Among the artists that will take part to the festival, Ahmad Jamal, Angélique Kidjo, Archie Shepp All Stars feat. Jason Moran and special guests Shabaka Hutchings and Marion Rampal, Pharoah Sanders, Emile Parisien/Vincent Peraini, Jamie Kullum, Mr. Sipp, Trombone Shorty, Youn Sun Nah, Mary J Blige, Herbie Hancock, Seu Jorge and many others.
The 58th Ljubljana Jazz Festival will take place from June 28 and July 2. Among the many musicians performing, Archie Shepp and Reggie Workman (in a tribute to John Coltrane), Emilia Martensson, Susanna Risberg, Shabaka Hutchings, Yussef Kaamal, Alexander Hawkins,
The Alfa Jazz Festival will be held from June 23 to 28 in Lviv (Ukraine); the protagonists of the event will be Avishai Cohen with the Inso-Lviv Orchestra, Paolo Fresu, Gregory Porter, Herbie Hancock, the Chick Corea Electric Band and many others.
The London Jazz Platform 2017 will be held on Sunday, June 18 in The Brewhouse London Fields in London. Twelve performers will play on stage: John Russel, Kitty la Roar and Nick Shankland, Gg and his band, among which Kenny Wellington and David Baptiste, Deelee Dube, Marco Marconi, Lars Fiils, Tom Harrison Colin Webster, Simon Lasky, Carmela Rappazzo, Mike Adcock and Paul Jolly.
The 24th edition of Paris Jazz Festival will be held from June 17 to July 30 in Paris Parc Floral. Many artists will be participating from America, Africa and Europe, among which Erik Truffaz Quartet, Magma, Trilok Gurtu, Raul Midon, Les Amazones d’Afrique, Daniel Zimmerman, Thomas Savy, Andy Emler, Laura Perrudin, Nicolas Folmer, Lisa Simone.
The 4th edition of Berlin XJAZZ Festival will take place from May 3 to 7. Become, in a few years, one of the most interesting jazz festivals in Europe, XJAZZ Festival will host 64 artists ranging from jazz to electronics, to neo-classical, on 9 stages distributed in just as many locations around the German capital, every one in a walking distance from the others.