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Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Skt. Peders Straede 28C, 2. Sal, Copenhagen 1453, Denmark
+45 33 93 20 13
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Street Jazz all over the place, go if you get the chance

The city turns itself over to jazz each July. There are plenty of places to just stop, chill... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Kevin H
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Copenhagen Jazzfestival is a great way to chill out and wast time in a Beautiful City. Drink good... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Morten E
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Every single summer since 1979 Copenhagen Jazz Festival has been taking over Copenhagen as one of Europe’s 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 af sumptuous musical feast to the 250.000 guests who join us year after year. Enjoying live jazz on the city’s streets, in its clubs, cafes and concert halls, and at open-air night venues – all in the very heart of historical Copenhagen. Copenhagen’s legendary status as one of the jazz capitals of Europe grew in the 1950s and 1960s, when a whole host of leading American jazz icons had their creative base in the city. Among those who have called Copenhagen home are Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Ben Webster, Stuff Smith, Ed Thigpen, Thad Jones and Kenny Drew. Each and every one of them has drawn inspiration from Denmark’s jazz scene and the era’s most important jazz club: Jazzhus Montmartre. This was also the time when some of Denmark’s best musicians had their international breakthrough, musicians like Alex Riel, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Palle Mikkelborg. Copenhagen’s unique jazz history is a key factor in the exceptionally high level of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, something that can be experienced at the many free open-air stages strategically located throughout the historical city centre. Together with Copenhagen’s record number of cafes and music venues, these stages create a unique atmosphere, bringing the city alive with jazz from early morning to late at night. People don’t only come for a fantastic musical experience, but for the unique atmosphere throughout Copenhagen when jazz takes over the city. The festival audience can listen to top international jazz names at the stunning Royal Theatre, Copenhagen’s Opera House and Jean Nouvel’s architectural world-class Koncerthus – as well as along the harbour front, where they can take a dip in the clear waters to the sound of Danish and international jazz. Copenhagen Jazz Festival also proudly presents music at the border of jazz and other genres as part of the programme ‘Something Else’. And everyone’s welcome to take their kids to the beautiful parks to the east of the city where thousand of children and their parents flock every summer to enjoy a packed programme of live jazz, circus, painting workshops and singing – all part of the ‘Jazz for Kids’ festival programme. Copenhagen Jazz Festival takes a pride in reaching many – and new – audiences, with tailor-made programmes for pensioners and teenagers, kids and their families, as well as catering for jazz aficionados and enthusiasts. Visitors can look forward to Copenhagen as a friendly and creative city where it’s safe to wander around accompanied by jazz night and day. A modern and open-minded metropolis that can be experienced at its very best during Copenhagen Jazz Festival.
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Jul 15, 2017
“Street Jazz all over the place, go if you get the chance”
Jul 11, 2017
“Cool”
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Skt. Peders Straede 28C, 2. Sal, Copenhagen 1453, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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+45 33 93 20 13
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The city turns itself over to jazz each July. There are plenty of places to just stop, chill , listen and take in the atmosphere. Worth making the effort, we did on the Quay three days running after touristy mornings

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Copenhagen Jazzfestival is a great way to chill out and wast time in a Beautiful City. Drink good beer and have fun.

Thank Morten E
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Just returned from a three-day trip to Copenhagen for the annual 2017 Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Held every year, this is a great opportunity to catch a whole range of sparkling music, some home grown and others including big names in the world of Jazz. I...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We timed our visit to Copenhagen specifically so that we could attend the Jazz Festival. We saw everything from Dixieland jazz with banjos to gypsy jazz with a fiddle; soft-spoken scat vocalists to honkingly horrible free-jazz saxophones. There is truly something for every jazz lover...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is an absolute must for all music lovers that want to combine a visit to a wonderful city along with some top shelf music. You can pick from tons of free shows all over town or select paid performances. Totally organized and easy to...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

The arrangement takes place every year in July. There is music everywhere. In the streets, in cafe's, in restaurants, and in concert halls. It is every kind of jazz from dixieland to modern. Some arrangements are free and at other you need a ticket. I...More

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All year round, just check jazz.dk/en/cphjazz/frontpage/ For the festival as well as jazz in Copenhagen in general.
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