Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017 reveals complete line-up
The collected line-up and schedule for Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017 – totaling more than 1300 concerts – and this year’s art poster was revealed earlier today, Thursday June 8.
Next year’s Copenhagen Jazz Festival marks the festival’s 40th anniversary where celebrations are definitely in order, but we’re already turning the artistic ambitions up a notch starting at Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017. Artists such as Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones and Jamie Cullum are sold out already, yet the international alternatives are almost queuing up: Eliane Elias, Jan Garbarek, Anoushka Shankar, Oumou Sangaré, Bill Frisell, Omer Avital, Saxophone Summit, Erykah Badu, Palle Mikkelborg, Youn Sun Nah, Mark Guiliana, Woody Allen and His New Orleans Jazz Band, Roberto Fonseca – and the list goes on.
The concert themes for Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017 are Jazz by the Sea, 21st Century Jazz, The Sound of New Orleans and Jazz Remixed. 2017 also sees a return of the themes Something Else in Brorsons Kirke, Wild at Heart in Literaturhaus and five days of Jazz for Kids at Frederiksberg. Song X is a brand new theme, focusing on experimental songwriters performing in Christianshavn Beboerhus. Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017 also marks 150 years of diplomatic connections between Japan and Denmark with a selection of concerts called Tokyo-Copenhagen.
Today’s announcement includes the full line-up at Wild at Heart, at Song X and at the festival’s two remaining venues/scenes with free admittance. The last additions to our selected festival highlights are Lee Konitz, Matana Roberts, Ambrose Akinmusire and TRI4TH.
About Copenhagen Jazz Festival
Since 1979 Copenhagen Jazz Festival has been taking over Copenhagen as one of Europe’s largest and most important international music events based on eminent artistic quality and a sharp focus on new departures in both Danish and International jazz. Lasting 10 days, the festival envelops the Danish capital, offering a sumptuous musical feast to a total of 250,000 visitors who join us year after year. Enjoying live jazz in the city’s gardens, squares and streets, in its famous clubs, concert halls and cafés, and at open-air night venues – all in the very heart of historical Copenhagen.
Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017, July 7-16
10 days – 120 venues – more than 1200 concerts