International Jazz Festival Saalfelden
August 27 – 30, 2015
Known as a playground for free spirits, the Saalfelden Jazz Festival has been a fixture on the international jazz circuit for more than three decades. Each year at the end of August, musicians from all over the world gather in the small town of Saalfelden to delight listeners with refreshing and colorful sounds in a magnificent Alpine setting.
From August 27 – 30, 2015, Saalfelden will become the center of the European jazz world. Over a period of four days, 32 concerts will take place at seven venues. Once again, artistic directors Michaela Mayer and Mario Steidl have put together a diverse musical program.
An exciting gathering of the international jazz scene
The lineup for the Saalfelden Jazz Festival has been stacked with artists who represent a large stylistic range of today’s jazz. Festival visitors can look forward to a varied program, including performances by Kompost 3, Chris Lightcap‘s Bigmouth, The Bureau of Atomic Tourism, Rob Mazurek and Black Cube SP, Mostly Other People Do The Killing, Steve Coleman & The Council of Balance, Jü and Kjetil Møster, James Blood Ulmer, Sao Paulo Underground, Small Metal Hornets, Ken Thomas and Slow/Fast, Trio Graewe/Reijseger/Hemingway, Angelica Sanchez Quintett, Christian Muthspiel Trio and the Fire! Orchestra.
This year the festival will also feature acts from the world music field and present artists such as Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana, The Klezmer Connection, Hazmat Modine, Vucciria, Madame Baheux, Özlem Bulut Band, Harri Stojka, and many more.
Slovenian-born artist Maja Osojnik will perform a work especially commissioned by the festival directors. A resident of Vienna, Osojnik draws musical inspirations from jazz, contemporary music, free improvisation, and composition. The commissioned work is entitled “All.The.Terms.We.Are” and will be performed by Maja Osojnik and her band as the opening act on the main stage.
Festival Link: www.jazzsaalfelden.com