Copenhagen Jazz Festival takes place at more than 120 venues throughout Copenhagen. The festival runs for ten consecutive days and starts on the first Friday of July. Check out the program – here.
All concert tickets can be bought via Jazz.dk, but we recommend that you buy them separately for each concert at the venues own providers respectively. Furthermore, we recommend that you buy your ticket in advance for all major concerts.
Tickets at the door
Every venue will sell tickets at the door, provided that the concert is not sold out. Some venues only sell tickets at the door.
Copenhagen Jazz Festival does not offer any gift cards, but we recommend that you buy one at Billetlugen, which is our preferred ticket partner. Find out more about gift cards at billetlugen.dk. Gift certificates for all concerts in DR Koncerthuset need to be purchased via their own ticket sales here: Gift cards in DR Koncerthuset
With exceptional thanks to Nordea-fonden it is possible to buy tickets with a discount for selected concerts if your are under the age of 26. Don’t forget to bring your ID to the concert.
In the program you will find a great number of free concerts. Also check out Jazz.dk and look for all the concerts marked with ‘Free admission’.
At our online shop you can buy posters, festival t-shirts, the printed program and other kinds of merchandise from this year as well as previous years. At the moment we hold a sale on all merchandise from 2007 – 2017. Visit our webshop – here.
The printed program gives you the general view of all the concerts at the festival. The program is free, published approx. five weeks before the festival begins, and is distributed in every music venue and library in Copenhagen – as well as in selected cultural institutions, cafés and libraries in Aarhus, Odense and Sealand. An international guide in English will be available prior to the official festival start.
This is your entry to both Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Winter Jazz and CPHJAZZ – throughout the year in Copenhagen. Here you will find a complete overview of all concerts, news, public transportation with festival discounts and links to bookings. Concerts are continuously updated.
Live Jazz Danmark app
The Live Jazz Danmark app is your personal jazz guide to help you find your way and enables you to create your very own concert schedule, both during the annual festivals and in general. Download it for free for iOS and Android in App Store and Google Play.
Social media @cphjazz
Follow our profile @cphjazz on Instagram and Twitter, and share your jazz moments with others by using our official hashtag #cphjazz.
Copenhagen Jazz Festival
Skt. Peders Stræde 28, C
1452 København K.
+45 3393 2013
During the festival, Copenhagen Jazz festival will have temporary residence at:
1420 København K.
In the printed program and in the app you will find a map of all festival venues and how to get there. Leave the car at home. The easiest way to get around in Copenhagen is a combination of cycling, walking and public transport.
In collaboration with DOT (Movia, Metro and DSB) we offer a special Copenhagen Jazz Festival event ticket, making the commute between all the venues both cheap and easy. The ticket is bought via sms, is valid for 12 hours during the festival period, and can be used in every bus, train, S-train and metro. Each adult with a valid ticket can bring two children below the age of 12 for free.
Rent a bike
You can also rent one of the many white City Bikes for 30 DKK/hour. The bike is located all over Copenhagen. See where – here.
Parking is available at all larger venues such as DR Koncerthuset, Kulturhuset Viften, among others.
If you plan to stay in the city during the festival days, there are plenty of possibilities dependent on whether you prefer hotels in Indre By, budget hostels in Vesterbro or a more personal feeling via AirBnB. Check VisitCopenhagen for guides and advice on accommodation.
Arrival by plane or train
From Kastrup Airport, the easiest way to get to Copenhagen is by train to the Central Station or by Metro, which will take you directly to for instance Amagerbro, Christianshavn, Kgs. Nytorv, Nørreport, Forum and Frederiksberg. Every Intercity trains and regional trains stop at the Central Station, from where you can easily reach all destinations in Copenhagen by S-train, busses and regional trains.
Further activities and attractions in Copenhagen
If you plan to take a break from all the jazz, the city offers lots of activities and attractions. Go to VisitCopenhagen to see what’s on in Copenhagen – here.
Many venues have contracts with caterers about serving of food before the concerts or in it’s immediate vicinity. That includes outdoor concerts at Islands Brygge, Vandkunsten, Sankt Hans Torv, Amagerbro Torv, Blågårds Plads, Balders Plads, as well as festival venues at cafes and restaurants. A good idea is to check the venue before the concert, to see if food is available or not.
Waste and toilet facilities
Copenhagen Jazz Festival collaborates with the Copenhagen Municipality to keep the city clean and cosy. Don’t forget to pick up your waste and put it in the nearest waste bin. Toilets are available at the venues. At outdoor concerts we refer to those nearby cafés and bars that provide food and/or drinks during the event. Additionally, there will be public toilets at The Kings Garden.
Photography and video
There might be restrictions towards photography and recording at the concerts. We recommend that you check out the venues’ own regulations or ask one of our volunteers at the event, before bringing your camera. As a general rule we advice you not to use flash at any time during the concerts.
For information regarding accessibility, facilities and assistants, please contact the venue in question before the concert.
Copenhagen Jazz Festival is by no means only for adults. In fact, we have a very special Jazz for Kids program, which offers a range of different concerts and events. You can find out more about it in our printed program or in our special Jazz for Kids folder. The performing artists are all professional jazz musicians, who presents jazz of the highest quality for children by involving all senses through play, dance, storytelling and visual art.