Wednesday¬†29 July ‚Äď The sixth Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival starts today!
14.00 The New York band The¬†Rad Trads perform at Per Helsas G√•rd
15.30 Jazz parade through the town led by The Rad Trads
16.30 FREE CONCERT at Norra Promenaden by Norrbotten Big Band
18.30 Johanna Jarl Kvartett & The Rad Trads at Ystads Teater
22.00 Fanfare by Bobby Medina from the tower of¬†St Mary’s Church
22.30 Michel Reis, solo piano concert, “Pavane of Jazz”, at St Mary’s Church
Nils Landgren & Friends¬†‚Äď Rigmor Gustafsson, Ida Sand, Eva Kruse, Karolina Almgren & Malin Almgren ‚Äď will be performing an extra concert at the Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival.
Tickets are now available for the extra concert, which will be at Ystad Saltsj√∂bad, Friday 31 ¬†July, 13.00.
The festival’s late night jam sessions have moved closer to the sea and will be held at the marina restaurant, Restaurang Marinan, which is¬†a short walk from¬†Ystads Teater.
Our popular houseband¬†Sven Erik Lundeqvist Trio will be kicking off the sessions on 30¬†July, ¬†31 July and¬†1 Aug ‚Äď ¬†from midnight to¬†03.00.¬†Free admission.
On 18 July, Dhafer Youssef will perform on the last night of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
On 1 August, he will perform late night at the Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival.
The festival’s late Saturday night concert features the dynamic Tunisian oud player, vocalist and composer, Dhafer Youssef¬†and his band.
Don’t miss¬†“Birds Requiem” at¬†Ystads Teater, Saturday 1 August at¬†23.00.
See the concert…
The festival kicks off with an¬†8-man band from The Big Apple! Discover¬†the band’s heady mix of styles ‚Äď everything from¬†early jazz to New Orleans brass band and funk to the Chicago and Delta blues and Rock & Roll on 29¬†July,¬†14.00 at¬†Per Helsas G√•rd.
… and join the parade
Join The Rad Trads at¬†15.30 as they lead the¬†YAzz Parade through¬†Ystad ‚Äď¬†all the way from¬†Per Helsa to Norra Promenaden.
Find out more about the band at:¬†http://www.theradtrads.com/
Over 4,000 tickets for this year’s festival have already been sold. With around 9,000 tickets on sale, there are still seats available, but some concerts are close to being sold¬†out.
Jazz photography exhibition opens
“Jazz Memories in Black & White”, an exhibition of Lasse Seger’s photos from 25 years of covering jazz, has now opened at Ystads konstmuseum. The exhibition, organized ¬†in cooperation with the festival,¬†runs until August 9. Free admission.
This year’s festival poster,¬†Birdland by Lasse¬†√Öberg, is now on sale at¬†Ystad Tourist Office. It is already¬†popular around the world ¬†¬†The latest sighting was in Aspen, Colorado…
The Local, a website that¬†presents Sweden’s news in English, has listed¬†Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival among Sweden’s hottest music festivals for 2015.
In the south of Sweden, the small town of Ystad – of Kurt WallanderScandinavian crime series fame – is set to welcome many of the big names of the jazz world. Read more¬†h√§r!
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
‚Äď www.ystadjazz.se (Click on PROGRAM/TICKETS above)
‚Äď Ystad Tourist Office +46 0411-57 76 81
Dianne Reeves won the Best Jazz Vocal Album Grammy for ‚ÄĚBeautiful Life‚ÄĚ¬†at the 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday evening.
Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival is very proud to present one of the world‚Äôs best jazz singers, Dianne Reeves, at this summer‚Äôs festival!
Dianne Reeves is a virtuoso vocalist whose improvisational prowess glides between jazz and R&B. ‚Ä®‚ÄĚBeautiful Life‚ÄĚ, her first album in five years, won Reeves her fifth Grammy.
‚ÄúLife is beautiful, and I wanted to celebrate that which is too often overlooked,‚ÄĚ says Reeves about ‚ÄĚBeautiful Life‚ÄĚ. 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.‚ÄĚ
Dianne Reeves will perform at Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival on Friday 31 July at 23.00 in a concert on the festival‚Äôs 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/
We are planning and preparing a book about the festival‚Äôs first five years ‚Äď and we would like you to be part of it!
We would like to hear from all those who have been a part of the festival experience‚Ä¶ musicians, music lovers, volunteers, journalists‚Ä¶ and share your memories, impressions, anecdotes and, not least, photos of all aspects of the festival ‚Äď on stage, behind the scenes and around town during festival time.
What is your favourite festival memory?
Please send your contribution and photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 February.