Vinterjazz 2015 to take place on 6th-22nd February featuring more than 450 concerts and 100 venues
Now is the time for the 15th edition of the nationwide music festival ‘Vinterjazz’, which takes place on February 6-22. The festival spans 17 days featuring more than 450 concerts, 100 venues and 25 independent organizers from all across Denmark – from Aalborg, Aarhus, Odense and Esbjerg to the historic jazz capital of Copenhagen.
The combination of the festival’s length and the countrywide aspect makes Vinterjazz an opportunity to meet international stars on tour, new Danish award-winning projects and concert themes like Jazz for Kids, Future Sound of Jazz / Something Else, Jazz Remixed, Impressions of.. and Jazz’n ‘Poetry.
The program is available now
Vinterjazz 2015 offers international highlights such as Brad Mehldau (US), John Scofield & DR Big Band (US/DK), Cristina Branco (PO), Konono Nº1 (CG), Azymuth (BR), Ólafur Arnalds (IS), Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics (NG / UK), Chicago Underground Duo (US), Marius Neset (NO), Brussels Jazz Orchestra (BE) among others.
Danish-international constellations like Jakob Bro ECM trio (DK/US/NO), Jamaaladeen Tacuma & Kresten Osgood (US/DK), Nancy Harms & Jakob Park Trio (US/DK/CA), Løvdal/Parks/Mazur/Hovman (DK/US), Dorado & Amati Schmitt Quintette (FR/DK), Carsten Dahl feat. Rogers & Hutchinson (DK/US), Lars Jansson Trio (SE/DK), Aaron Rimbui (KE), Niels Vincentz Quartet feat. Billy Hart (DK/US).
Danish top names; Sinne Eeg, The Cabin Project, Broken Twin, Hess/AC/Hess, Girls In Airports, as well as a special Vinterjazz concert with Annisette feat. Alex Riel, Palle Mikkelborg & Ibrahim Electric.
Special Vinterjazz activities: Impressions of … high school concerts, Jazz Camp for Girls, Jazz for Kids, Young Jazz and DR Big Band’s 50th anniversary with The Wonderful Tour of Greater Copenhagen.
See the full program and all 450 concerts for Vinterjazz here or download the free app Live Jazz.
A potluck between big cities and the outskirts of Denmark
What makes Vinterjazz a special music event is, that it is a national collaboration between venues and organizers, musicians and audience, the big cities and the outskirts of Denmark – a national initiative created and taking place locally. For instance, when Vinterjazz presents a series of concerts in cities like Sorø, Silkeborg, Lemvig and Sønderborg which are organized by local non-profit communities, or when Vinterjazz move into the new concert halls of Musikkens Hus in Aalborg, DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen or Kulturværftet in Helsingør, which offer some of the festival’s biggest stars.
Vinterjazz is first and foremost a club festival that kick-starts the season for the many Danish jazz clubs that create an environment where jazz can develop and live year round. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that Vinterjazz this year sets a new record with more than 100 venues. Especially we would like to welcome you to the many new venues in the programme.
Vinterjazz 2015 in numbers:
* 17 days
* 106 venues (including 40 new venues)
* 455 concerts
Mark your calendar for the 15th edition of the Vinterjazz coming to a city near you on 6-22nd February 2015. Join Vinterjazz 2015 on Facebook.