Welcome to Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017

Next year, Copenhagen Jazz Festival turns another page in Danish jazz history with the 40th anniversary edition of the festival, but the artistic ambitions are already turned up a notch starting at Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017. Even though the concerts with Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, Jamie Cullum and Anoushka Shankar are already sold out, the list of international highlights is as broad and diverse as ever – Oumou Sangare, Bill Frisell, Eliane Elias, Omer Avital, Erykah Badu, Lee Konitz, Jan Garbarek, Saxophone Summit – and the list continues with a total of more than 1300 concerts in just 10 days!

When it all comes down to it, Copenhagen Jazz Festival is comprised of in excess of 120 venues and organizers, and it is in their differences and diversity we see newfound rendezvous between artists and audiences. It is in the Concert Halls, the Jazz Clubs, the Open Air venues, theaters, churches, cafés, bars and all the special venues out there, embraced by the spirit of Copenhagen Jazz Festival.

Contrary to most music festivals, Copenhagen Jazz Festival is not confined to a strictly defined area, but takes place on the streets, in the regular haunts and locally in all parts of Copenhagen, whether you find yourself in Klampenborg or on Amager, Vesterbro, Nørrebro, Østerbro, Refshaleøen, in Frederiksberg, Valby or the city centre – Copenhagen Jazz Festival manages to be both intimately local and boundlessly international.

2017 marks the 100 years passed since the release of the world’s first jazz record, featuring the Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Jazz has come a long way since then, changing shape(s), challenging itself and producing all-pervading offshoots through the very foundation of modern music in the process. Over the course of 10 days, Copenhagen Jazz Festival presents hundreds of concerts all mirroring the first 100 years of jazz history while keeping an inquisitive eye towards the shape of jazz to come – presenting progressive artists pushing the boundaries of what jazz is all about.

How to get around at Copenhagen Jazz Festival

The easiest way to get around at Copenhagen Jazz Festival is by bike and public transport, so leave the car at home and travel like the locals.

In collaboration with the festival, The Public Transport of Copenhagen (Movia, Metro and DSB) offers a special Event-ticket, making the commute between the venues both cheap and easy. The ticket is delivered to you by mobile text message, is valid for 12 hours during the festival period and can be used in busses, trains and metro in the Greater Copenhagen Area. Every adult with a valid ticket can bring two children below age 12 for free.

Buy your transport tickets at eventbillet.dk

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.

See all 1300 concerts – www.jazz.dk/en/copenhagen-jazz-festival-2017/concerts/
Visit the venues – www.jazz.dk/en/copenhagen-jazz-festival-2017/venues/
Explore the concert themes – www.jazz.dk/en/copenhagen-jazz-festival-2017/themes/
Webshop – www.jazz.dk/shop