Top 5 Jazz Festivals Worldwide

June 9, 2018
Jazz festivals

A lot of Jazz fans are waiting for big Jazz festivals or concerts to attend, and they are waiting for their favourite artist to hit the stage. There are a lot of Jazz festivals around the world but some of them are special and you don’t need to miss them if you are one of the Jazz fans. Keep reading to discover the top 5 Jazz festivals around the world.

Le Festival de Jazz de Montreux

Jazz de Montreux is one of the greatest Jazz festivals around the world. The festival started in 1967 and it was the first festival on Lake Geneva’s shoreline, in Switzerland. A lot of Jazz famous singers fire up the stage such as Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Larry Coryell, Oscar Peterson and we can’t forget musicians like Carlos Santana, Dexter Gordon and Kenny Burrell. De Montreux festival attracts more than 200,000 people and the event is held in the last two weeks of June. Get your tickets and Catch up the festival with your friends, it’s going to be exciting.

Montréal Jazz festival

Montreal Jazz festival is one of the amazing Jazz festivals around the world. In 2004 the festival got Guinness World Record as the biggest event of the kind during the 10 days of the festival part of the downtown is closed because of the traffic. The festival held on many outdoor stages at the same time. Also, the festival is held in a wide variety of venues, from relatively small jazz clubs to the large concert halls. Many of Jazz performers hit the stages here like Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, legendary vocalists Sara Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. Discover more Jazz and music events in Montreal.

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

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The Jazz was born in New Orleans, so New Orleans Jazz festival is one of the special  Jazz festivals in the world. The festival started in 1970 when George Wein was hired to design and produce a unique festival for New Orleans. The festival has Louisiana Heritage Fair a large daytime fair along with an evening concert series. Great artists from New Orleans are performing every year hear such as Fats Domino, The Neville Brothers, Wynton Marsalis, and Dr. John. Also, international artists like Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis and Ella Fitzgerald. Don’t miss the chance to attend one of the fabulous festivals in mother city of Jazz.

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Vancouver International Jazz Festival is one of the biggest Jazz festivals in Canada and the world. The 10 days event started in 1986, it’s offering more than 400 gigs held in venues like The Ironworks, the Orpheum, the Vogue Theatre, the Venue and SFU Woodward’s.  over 130 are free concerts and they are held in parks, selected concert hall and public plazas. The festival attracts more than 460,000 people each year to watch their favourite artists live such as Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Tito Puente, Albert Collins and Bobby McFerrin. Discover more music events in Vancouver this summer.

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Copenhagen Jazz Festival is one of the most fantastic Jazz festivals worldwide. the Danish festival began in 1979, it is held at the beginning of July every year. More than  250,000 people come each year to this Danish festival to watch their famous Jazz players like Stan Getz, Stanley Clark, Miroslav Vitous and the Wayne Shorter Quartet. Over 1,000 concerts are featured every year at Copenhagen Jazz festival. The event held in great venues like East-German trawler, the historic Royal Danish Theatre and the rustic Tivoli Gardens and an old printing plant. it’s one of the largest and most exciting music events of its kind in Europe.

Check for more music and other great events near me this weekend.

By Tarek Alkhiami

Tarek Alkhiami writes for Chillwall on fun events near me around the world

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