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1 Lennart Smidfelt
2 Barbro Smidfelt
3 Susanne Keyser
4 Roland Keyser
5 Astrid Banek
6 Ivo Banek
7 Per Evert Nilsson
8 Lena Lantz
9 Thomas Lantz
10 Britt Andersson
11 Anders Kroon
12 Anja Hansson
13 Curt Hansson
14 Mats Berntsson
15 Bo Lönnerblad
16 Anna Marie Proos
17 Jan Backenroth
18 Leif-Ă…ke Falk
19 Dahn-Ola Olsson
20 Ove Lundgren
21 Ulla Sturesson
22 Leif Sturesson
23 Lennart Persson
24 Paul Axelsson
25 Marie-Louise Björnberg
26 Staffan Björnberg
27 Itta Kuula Johnson
28 Bo Johnson
29 Leif Holmér

Jazz Artist 2015 Lasse Ă…berg


The Birdland poster is on sale at Ystad Tourist Office, Gallery M1 and our webshop!

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Bengt-Arne Wallin has passed away!

Bengt-Arne Wallin

It was with great sadness that we received the news that Bengt-Arne Wallin, the festival’s Lifetime Honorary Ambassador, has passed away

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

– (Click on PROGRAM/TICKETS above)


– 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:


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.