Record-breaking number of venues at Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2016

Copenhagen Jazz Festival is known as one of the biggest of its kind in Europe, and now the festival has grown yet again. With 120 official venues distributed throughout Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, this year’s from the 1st-10th of July looks to be the biggest yet:

“It is a sizable progression from 100 venues in 2015 to 120 venues this year, and we are very proud of it. We have spent a lot of energy creating the best structure for our collaborators, and 2016’s overwhelming amount of venues and organizers seems to indicate that we are doing it right, says Lars Meiling, venue coordinator at Copenhagen Jazz Festival.

One of Copenhagen Jazz Festival’s signature traits is exactly its dispersal to all parts of Copenhagen: “One of our main themes is diversity – both musically as well as the diversity of venues: Traditional scenes, churches, squares and green areas all over town, cafés, pubs, concert halls, local libraries and many more. It is almost impossible to miss the live music if you are in town during the festival”, he adds.

Counting towards the 120 venues are places such as Karens Minde Kulturhus, Jazzhus Montmartre, Jazzhouse, La Fontaine, Jazzcup, Nyhavns Mindeanker, Gaarden & Gaden, Kulturhuset Viften, Tivoli, Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Sølyst, Skuespilhuset and organizers like Barefoot Records, Cowbell and Amagerbro Jazz.

Check out the many acts at Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2016.


About Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Copenhagen Jazz Festival is one of Europe’s largest jazz festivals. The festival takes place during 10 days in the beginning of July at 120 venues throughout Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. With a collected audience of more than 250.000 guests, Copenhagen Jazz Festival is a unifying and including event, proving the life of jazz in the historical city of Copenhagen.

The 38th edition of Copenhagen Jazz Festival takes place from 1st-10th of July 2016. The final line-up will be published continuously as June draws near here at