Press release, March 27, 2017

Following an unclear answer from Copenhagen Jazz Festival to Israeli musician Alon Farber, the latest 24 hours have seen rumours emerge regarding a supposed boycott of Israeli bands and artists, reportedly enforced by Copenhagen Jazz Festival. This is NOT the case.

Festival director Kenneth Hansen: ”Copenhagen Jazz Festival has contacted the specific artist as well as the Israeli embassy in Copenhagen and the misunderstanding has been cleared out. Furthermore, the festival and the Israeli embassy have jointly discussed specific security issues regarding future concerts by artists from Israel with one or more Israeli VIPs in attendance. We look forward to presenting the best international jazz at Copenhagen Jazz Festival – Israel included!”

Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017, July 7-16