Austrian Artists at Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2023


The Jazzfestival Saalfelden is a cornucopia of musicians, styles, and stages. It can be hard to know where to start, how to decide which artists you absolutely cannot miss. We get it – and we’re here for you. Allow us to suggest an itinerary for your visit to the annual Alpine jazz mecca: how about concentrating on Saalfelden’s stellar roster of Austrian artists? Look no further: here is the complete listing of Austrian artists at Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2023!

  • Artists playing multiple times are listed first, followed by all other Austrian acts in chronological order.
  • Events marked with an asterisk (*) are free of charge, but check the event homepage – some may require a reservation.

Lukas Kranzelbinder

Lukas Kranzelbinder (c) Theresa Pewal

The double bassist and bandleader has become a fixture at Saalfelden over the last decade or so. True to form, he’s appearing this year with a variety of artists at a variety of venues…

“We Hike Jazz”
A hike from the village to a location in the mountains, followed a concert and a rustic Alpine meal. Check the event pages for details – and make sure to wear sturdy shoes!
We Hike Jazz #1
Thurs., Aug. 17, 9am (feat. Andreas Schaerer & Martin Eberle)
We Hike Jazz #2
Sat., Aug. 19th, 9am (feat. Anna Högberg, Zoh Amba, & Billy Martin)

Kranzelbinder will also be appearing with
Sat., Aug. 19th, 7pm
Main stage, Congress Saalfelden

…and finally, he’ll be hosting the
*Spiritual Unity closing session
Sun., Aug. 20, 10pm
Kunsthaus Nexus

Alfred Vogel

Video: How Noisy Are The Rooms?

He might chafe at the description, but veteran drummer and Bezau Beats founder Alfred Vogel is undeniably a senior member of the Austrian jazz scene. He’ll be appearing with two international bands at Saalfelden:

Cosmic Brothers
Fri., Aug. 18, 1pm
Kunsthaus Nexus

*How Noisy Are The Rooms?
Sat., Aug. 19, 2pm
Buchbinderei Fuchs

Yvonne Moriel

The jazz saxophonist is currently a hot commodity in Mitteleuropa, and will also be performing twice under her own name – with her own band, and in duo in a boat at sunrise:

Sat., Aug. 19, 12:30am
Kunsthaus Nexus

*Sunrise Boat Concert (w/Lorenz Widauer)
Sun., Aug. 20, 8am

Yvonne Moriel (c) Elif Çay

Concerts by date/time
Thursday, Aug. 17

Video: Orges & the Ockus-Rockus Band feat. Andrej Prozorov – “1000 Zoter”

*Orges & the Ockus-Rockus Band (feat. Andrej Prozorov & Benny Omerzell)
6pm / Stadtpark Saalfelden

*Melting Pot (feat. Mona Matbou Riahi)
7pm / Buchbinderei Fuchs

*Takeshi’s Cashew
7:30pm / Stadtpark Saalfelden

Friday, Aug. 18

Photo of SALÒ (c) Liebentritt
SALÒ (c) Liebentritt

*Jazz brunch with Mojo, Inc.
11am / Mama Thresl

*Tesserae Trio (feat. Elias Stemeseder)
2:30pm / Bookbinderei Fuchs

5pm / Stadtpark Saalfelden

Opening concert: Lukas Koenig – “Sound Hazard”
5:45pm / Congress Saalfelden

*Uche Yara
7pm / Stadtpark Saalfelden

9pm / Kunsthaus Nexus

11pm / Kunsthaus Nexus

Saturday, Aug. 19th

Video: At Pavillon – “Lions”

*Lofoten Cello Duo
10:30am / Brücklwirtshaus

*Kollegium Kalksburg
11am / Holzhotel Forsthofalm (Leogang)

*At Pavillon
2:30pm / Stadtpark Saalfelden

*Endless Wellness
4:30pm / Stadtpark Saalfelden

6:45pm / Stadtpark Saalfelden

*Yasmo & die Klangkantine
11pm / Kunsthaus Nexus

Sunday, Aug. 20

Video: Ralph Mothwurf Orchestra – “Kreis”

11am / Stöcklalm (Leogang)

2pm / Stadtpark Saalfelden

Ralph Mothwurf Orchestra
3pm / Congress Saalfelden