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1 Lennart Smidfelt
2 Henry Johansson
3 Stina Grufstedt
4 Göran Grufstedt
5 Gunilla Lilius
6 Lasse Norén
7 Roland Jacobsson
8 Ann-Britt Bretell
9 Anja Hansson
10 Curt Hansson
11 Ulla Sturesson
12 Leif Sturesson
13 Itta Kuula Johnson
14 Bo Johnson
15 Dahn Ola Olsson
16 Erland Lundin
17 Inga-Britt Henriksson
18 Leif-Ă…ke Falk
19 Mats Berntsson
20 Marie Holmegard
21 Jan Holmegard
22 Marianne Rylander
23 Owe Rylander
24 Andreas Rylander
25 Leif Holmer
26 Barbro Smidfelt
27 Paul Axelsson
28 Susanne Keyser
29 Roland Keyser
30 Edna Hinnerson
31 Bo Hinnerson
32 Christina Kjellström
33 Lena Lantz
34 Thomas Lantz
35 Guy Jones
36 Marie-Louise Björnberg
37 Staffan Björnberg
38 Ove Lundgren
39 Tony Leo
40 Ann-Charlotte Wrange
41 Anselm Bladh
42 Astrid Hansson
43 Lennart Persson
44 Christian Giovanos
45 Hannah Svensson
46 Jan Lundgren
47 Kristian Leth
48 Birgitta Ferlin
49 Roland Ferlin
50 Rita Rohlin
51 Kenny Persson
52 Bo Lönnerblad
53 Monica Redin Plantin
54 Henrik Plantin
55 Lennart Kjellander
56 Marie Johansson
57 Mats Johansson
58 Marianne Eggeling
59 Lasse Eggeling
60 Eva Hjerpe
61 Fredrik Wange
62 Deta Liljenfeldt
63 Hasse Carlsson
64 Jerker Halldén
65 Birgitta Halldén
66 Ingalill Gustavsson
67 Ewa Alwén
68 Tord Alfredsson
69 Bente Zehler
70 Gun Barreus
71 Eva Ekdahl
72 Anders Ekdahl
73 Inger Nerman
74 Göran Rücker
75 Kerstin Lindqvist
76 Thomas Heinrich
77 Lena Rondini
78 Knut Kroon
79 Gunilla Lagergren
80 Bo Lagergren
81 Ulrika Nielsen
82 Ronny Nielsen
83 Astrid Banek
84 Ivo Banek
85 Chris Duxbury
86 John Duxbury
87 Rune Jalmsell
88 Per Uno Alm
89 Sören Josefsson
90 Anita Pärsson
91 Bärbel Westphal
92 Eva Ulmfeldt
93 Kjell Ulmfeldt
94 Roddy Nilsson
95 Kit Ljung
96 William Rasmussen
97 Alf Wahlgren
98 Cecilia Höglund
99 Gunnar Nevsten
100 Lars Gustafsson
101 Lars Carmén
102 Calle Bäckström
103 Lars Henry Jinbäck
104 Lars Jernryd
105 Gunilla Carlecrantz
106 Lasse Göransson
107 Lars Ă…berg
108 Ardy StrĂĽwer
109 Rigmor Milstam
110 Tomas Milstam
111 Ingmar MatsgĂĄrd
112 Gertrud Narvinger
113 Anders Narvinger
114 Karin Berkeman
115 Bodil Seger
116 Lasse Seger
117 Matts Johnsson
118 Lena Rydén
119 Bo Eriksson
120 Torvald Höjerback
121 Cecilia Kraitiss
122 Per Stigaard
123 Jane Wikström
124 Lars Georgsson
125 Lars Möller
126 Carina Nilsson De Rosa
127 Lars Wrammert
128 Karin Glenmark
129 Björn Pettersson
130 Fredrik Wennheden
131 Eva Evander
132 Anders Evander
133 Nils Magnus Lilja
134 Helene Coene
135 Cecilia Buhre
136 Monica Brandström
137 Göran Håkansson
138 Anna-Lena Eriksson
139 Per-Evert Nilsson
140 Jan Backenroth
141 Hanna Olsson
142 Peter Markborn
143 Hans Hallgren
144 Karl Ahlenius
145 Anita Svensson
146 Tomas Nyh
147 Christina Sjörup
148 Emil Sjörup

Jazz Artist 2015
Lasse Ă…berg


The Birdland poster is on sale at
Ystad Tourist Office and Gallery M1

Updated programme now available!

The updated and finalised festival programme is now available for download.

Additions include a free concert in the park by Norrbotten Big Band! Download it here!


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Photos from this year´s festival

Additional photos are available here in different formats.

Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival line up announced!


The Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival line up for 2015 will feature Dianne Reeves, Robert Glasper Trio, Richard Bona, Dhafer Youssef, Kenny Barron, Dave Holland and many more in a five-day programme of 35 concerts and special events.

Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival will be held between 29 July – 2 August 2015.

The concerts will take place at 10 historic  venues dating from the 1200 – 1800s. One of the hallmarks of the festival is that concerts are held in intimate venues, with audiences of 120 – 400.


Download the programme as a PDF (left).


Tickets for YSJF 2015 are available via

– www.ystadjazz.se (Click on PROGRAM/TICKETS above)

– www.ystadsteater.se

– Ystad Tourist Office +46 0411-57 76 81


Dianne Reeves at Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival 2015!


Dianne Reeves won the Best Jazz Vocal Album Grammy for ”Beautiful Life” at the 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday evening.

Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival is very proud to present one of the world’s best jazz singers, Dianne Reeves, at this summer’s festival!

Dianne Reeves is a virtuoso vocalist whose improvisational prowess glides between jazz and R&B. 
”Beautiful Life”, her first album in five years, won Reeves her fifth Grammy.

“Life is beautiful, and I wanted to celebrate that which is too often overlooked,” says Reeves about ”Beautiful Life”. The album includes music by names such as Bob Marley, Fleetwood Mac and Marvin Gaye and touches on Latin, R&B and pop.

Dianne Reeves has performed all over the world. In January 2015, she performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York with Paul Simon, James Taylor and Bobby McFerrin in a tribute concert to Michael Brecker.”

Dianne Reeves will perform at Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival on Friday 31 July at 23.00 in a concert on the festival’s main stage, Ystads Teater.

Concert tickets and the complete Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival 2015 program will be released on 21 April.

Read more about Dianne Reeves at: http://diannereeves.com/


Fredrik Kronkvist AFRO CUBAN SUPREME feat. Miriam AĂŻda & Eliel Lazo Sunday 16:15 Ystads Teater

Fredrik Kronvist Photo: Connective Records

Fredrik Kronvist Photo: Connective Records

What could be better in this summer’s heat than to close your eyes and, with the help of music, be transported to more southern latitudes?

This sunday, we’ll get to experience alto saxophonist, Fredrik Kronkvist’s AFRO CUBAN SUPREME, performing together with singer Miriam Aïda and conga virtuoso Eliel Lazo.

We’ll hear Latin jazz dressed in new and  colourful clothes. A concert in which the music will doubtless be felt in all of your body!

Jukka Perko Streamline Jazztet Sunday 12:30 Per Helsas GĂĄrd

Jukka Perko Streamline Jazztet Photo: Tanja Ahola

Jukka Perko Streamline Jazztet Photo: Tanja Ahola

– We’re really looking forward to playing at Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival! We’ve performed in Sweden previously, but only on the Swedish West Coast, says virtuoso saxophonist Jukka Perko over the phone from Finland. Jukka and his band will be playing standards from the American songbook as well as original music in Ystad. They will also be bringing their swimming trunks!

            This sunday’s concert with Jukka Perko Streamline Jazztet at Per Helsas Gård is sure to be a tasteful and thouroughly enjoyable experience. Don’t miss this quartet of top class Finnish jazz musicians!

Rifftides sets the scene

Doug Ramsey’s first blog from Ystad for Rifftides begins:

“If you have wondered why Rifftides chose to cover Sweden’s Ystad Jazz Festival for the second time, here is one reason—seen from my hotel window overlooking the Baltic Sea.


Doug, who first visited YSJF in 2012,  will also be writing about the festival and Swedish jazz past and present for The Wall Street Journal.

You can follow Rifftides,  a winner of the Blog Of The Year award of the international Jazz Journalists Association at:



First day report from JAZZ magazine (FR)


Thierry Quenum, covering YSJF 2014 for JAZZ magazine (FR), has written a report on the first day of the festival:





Jonathan DafgĂĄrd Trio: street concert at Ystad’s “gĂĄgata” Monday to Friday

Jonathan Dafgard— It’s fun to be part of the festival! I look forward to listening to the great American artists too: Joshua Redman is one of my big idols, says guitarist Jonathan Dafgård. His trio consists of Dafgård on guitar, Eirik Lund on bass and Arvid Ingvarsson on drums. The ensemble has been performing for audiences at Ystad gågata since Monday.

YSJF kicks off with jazz parade!

ParadbildYSJF 2014 is underway!

This year’s festival began at St Mary’s church, the starting point of a jazz parade, led by Gunhild Carling and sections of  Carling Big Band, to  RĂĄdhusparken. The parade was part of the festival’s JazzKidz programme and many children took part playing instruments they had made themselves before the parade.


YSJF preview on Down Beat website!

DownBeatUS journalist Joe Woodard, who will be in Ystad writing for Down Beat, has written a festival preview on the Down Beat website. You´ll find the article here.