The Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival line up for 2015Â will featureÂ Dianne Reeves, Robert Glasper Trio, Richard Bona, Dhafer Youssef, Kenny Barron, Dave Holland and many more in a five-dayÂ programme of 35 concerts and special events.
Ystad Sweden Jazz FestivalÂ will be held betweenÂ 29 July – 2 AugustÂ 2015.
The concerts will take place atÂ 10 historicÂ Â venues dating from the 1200 – 1800s.Â One of the hallmarks of the festival is that concerts are held in intimate venues, withÂ audiencesÂ ofÂ 120 –Â 400.
Download the programme as a PDFÂ (left).
Tickets for YSJF 2015 are available via
â€“ www.ystadjazz.se (Click on PROGRAM/TICKETS above)
â€“ Ystad Tourist Office +46 0411-57 76 81
Dianne Reeves won the Best Jazz Vocal Album Grammy for â€ťBeautiful Lifeâ€ťÂ at the 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday evening.
Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival is very proud to present one of the worldâ€™s best jazz singers, Dianne Reeves, at this summerâ€™s festival!
Dianne Reeves is a virtuoso vocalist whose improvisational prowess glides between jazz and R&B. â€¨â€ťBeautiful Lifeâ€ť, her first album in five years, won Reeves her fifth Grammy.
â€śLife is beautiful, and I wanted to celebrate that which is too often overlooked,â€ť says Reeves about â€ťBeautiful Lifeâ€ť. 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.â€ť
Dianne Reeves will perform at Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival on Friday 31 July at 23.00 in a concert on the festivalâ€™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 Kronvist Photo: Connective Records
What could be better in this summerâ€™s heat than to close your eyes and, with the help of music, be transported to more southern latitudes?
This sunday, weâ€™ll get to experience alto saxophonist, Fredrik Kronkvistâ€™s AFRO CUBAN SUPREME, performing together with singer Miriam AĂŻda and conga virtuoso Eliel Lazo.
Weâ€™ll hear Latin jazz dressed in new andÂ colourful clothes. A concert in which the music will doubtless be felt in all of your body!
Jukka Perko Streamline Jazztet Photo: Tanja Ahola
â€“ Weâ€™re really looking forward to playing at Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival! Weâ€™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!
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â This sundayâ€™s concert with Jukka Perko Streamline Jazztet at Per Helsas GĂĄrd is sure to be a tasteful and thouroughly enjoyable experience. Donâ€™t miss this quartet of top class Finnish jazz musicians!
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 reasonâ€”seen from my hotel window overlooking the Baltic Sea.
Doug, who first visited YSJF in 2012, Â will also be writing about the festival and Swedish jazz past and present for The Wall Street Journal.
You can follow Rifftides, Â a winner of the Blog Of The Year award of the international Jazz Journalists Association at:
Thierry Quenum, covering YSJF 2014Â forÂ JAZZ magazineÂ (FR), has written a report on the first day of the festival:
â€” Itâ€™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 DafgĂĄrd. His trio consists of DafgĂĄrd on guitar, Eirik Lund on bass and Arvid Ingvarsson on drums. The ensemble has been performing for audiences at Ystad gĂĄgata since Monday.
YSJF 2014 is underway!
This year’s festival began at St Mary’s church,Â the starting pointÂ of a jazz parade, led byÂ Gunhild Carling and sections of Â Carling Big Band, toÂ RĂĄdhusparken. The parade was part of the festival’s JazzKidz programme and many children took partÂ playing instruments they had made themselves before the parade.
US journalist Joe Woodard, who will be in Ystad writing for Down Beat, has written a festival preview on the Down Beat website. YouÂ´ll find the article here.
An updated festival programme is now available:
It features the latest news and updates including:
- the jam session’s new home at Bryggeriet
- the new festival app Jazz Ystad
- our new international ambassador
and much more….
Digital: Click on “Program (PDF) in Swedish & English” on this page, left or click here.
Print: the new printed programme is being distributed in the run up to the festival.
The new edition has anÂ “YSTAD SWEDEN JAZZ FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 5 YEARS!” headline at the bottom of the cover…….