Saturday, April 10, 2010

Free and avant-garde jazz festivals

It is quite impossible to keep track of the jazz festivals around, although free and avant jazz festivals might be harder to find. I have no time to keep this list up-to-date so please post comments with suggestions below.

We will keep the links to the biggest festival websites throughout the years.

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March

Nozart Festival, Köln, Germany
Europa Jazz Festival, Le Mans, France
Jazz & Sounds, Ghent, Belgium
Altera! - Napels, Salerno - Sant'Agata de' Goti - Somma Vesuviana, Italy

April
Irtijal Festival, Beirut, Lebanon
Lublin Jazz Festival, Poland
Kaleidophon Festival, Ulrichsberg, Austria

May 
Freedom Of the City, Conway Hall, London
Europajazz, Le Mans, France
Angelica Festival, Bologna, Italy
Ring Ring Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
Cerkno Jazz Festival, Slovenia
Sergey Kuryokhin International Festival, St. Petersburg Russia
Victoriaville, Canada
Sonore Festival, Brest, France
Moers Festival, Germany
MIA, Atouguia da Baleia, Portugal
Uncool Festival, Valposchiavo, Switzerland

June
Jazzdor - Strasbourg - Berlin 
Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival, Montreal, Canada
Vision Festival New York, USA
Ottawa Jazz Festival, Canada
Festival Jazz & Musique Improvisée en Franche Comté, Besançon and Doubs, France

July 
Warsaw Summer Jazz Days - Warsaw, Poland
 Sound Symposium, New Foundland
Konfrontationen Festival, Nickelsdorf, Austria

August
Dissident Arts Festival, New York, USA 
Jazz Em Agosto, Lisbon, Portugal
Meteo Festival, Mulhouse, France
Freakscene's Summer Bummer, Antwerp, Belgium

Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Austria
Sant' Anna Arresi Jazz Festival, Sardinia, Italy
Zomer Jazz Fiets Tour (Summer Jazz Cycle Tour), Groningen, Holland

September
Ujbuda Jazz Festival, Budapest, Hungary
Guelph Jazz Festival, Canada
Crosscurrents, New York, USA

October
Jazz and More Festival, Sibiu, Romania
Autumn Jazz Festival, Cracow, Poland
Jazzmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal
Skaņu Mežs Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts, Riga, Latvia

November
Music Unlimited Festival, Wels, Austria
Umbrella Music Festival, Chicago, US

December 
dOeK festival, Amsterdam, Holland




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15 comments:

Montreal Jazz Festival said...

Hi ! Don't forget the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
!

Anonymous said...

"biJAZZi" festival in squat Ambasada in city Beltinci, Slovenia

festival happened during a year
free jazz & avantgarde

Anonymous said...

1.Vilnius Jazz Festival-in October
2.Tampere Jazz Happening-in November

Anonymous said...

Wow, I didn't know that Nepal has a jazz festival. I have always wanted to go there, now I have something to see for sure. Have you been to the Byron Bay Blues Festivals in Australia?

Bob said...

www.clearwaterjazz.com Clearwater Florida, USA -32 years of free jazz. Thought Id update your roster. Third weekend of October every year.

Lauren said...

Misericordia University in Dallas, PA is having a Jazz in July concert on July 18th, 2011 with Dan Levinson and his New Millenium All Stars. Featured artists are Bria Skonberg, Kevin Dorn, Gordon Webster, Molly Ryan, Cassidy Holden, and Matt Musselman.

Here's the website with more info:http://bit.ly/pgyxeD

Thanks for sharing!

idamahyp said...

Greetings

Iancu Dumitrescu, Ana-Maria Avram and our whole team of participants - composers and players, have the pleasure to announce you the forthcoming edition of SPECTRUM XXI festival,dedicated to spectral music trends.
participants:
“HYPERION INTERNATIONAL”
Conductors : Iancu DUMITRESCU, Ana-Maria AVRAM
with:

Stephen O’MALLEY (el. guitar), Steve NOBLE (percussion)
Maya DUNIETZ (flute, electronics), Tzenka DIANOVA, Frédéric BLONDY (piano),
Dorin GLIGA (oboe) Orban GODRI (bassoon)
Tiberiu CENUSER, Emanuel VIERU (trombones)
Eran BRIL , Tim HODGKINSON, Yoni SILVER (clarinets and bass clarinets),
Haggai FERSHTMAN, Alex YUNOVICH (percussions),
Eran SACHS (no-input mixer), Diemo SCHWARZ (electronics)
Raùl Antonio SUAREZ, Jonathan TRUSCOTT,
Craig STRATTON (violins),
Elisa BERGERSEN, Ioan-Marius LACRARU (violas)
Clotilde LACROIX, Vasile COMSA, Chris WORSEY (cellos), Andrei KIVU (cello, trumpet),
Danny FELSTEINER, Adam SHEFLAN, Shmil FRANKEL, Vlad SILAEV (doublebasses)

Music by Ana-Maria AVRAM, Frédéric BLONDY, John CAGE, Costin CAZABAN, Marek CHOLONIEWSKI, Iani CHRISTOU, Chaya CZERNOWIN, Tzenka DIANOVA, Iancu DUMITRESCU, Maya DUNIETZ, Annette VANDE GORNE, GOL, Jonathan HARVEY, Florian HECKER, Tim HODGKINSON, Gyorgy LIGETI, Olivier MESSIAEN, Ake PARMERUND, Gérard PAPE, Horatiu RADULESCU, Eran SACHS, Giacinto SCELSI, Diemo SCHWARTZ, Giselher SMEKAL, Karlheinz STOCKHAUSEN, Samon TAKAHASHI, Petru TEODORESCU, Alexandre TORRES PORRES, Ronny WAERNES, Iannis XENAKIS

Concerts will take place in Paris, London, Berlin and Bucharest as following

Paris, November 10th, 11th and 12th from 8.00 pm
in cooperation with Les Rendez-vous Contemporains de Saint Merry
in Saint Merry Church and at College des Bernardins

London, November 15th, 16th in Conway Hall, from 7.30 pm
London, The Warehouse, on November 18th from 7.30 pm
London, LSO St Luke's Jerwood Hall, November 20th at 7,30 pm

Berlin : NK Project, on 23d and 24th of November

Bucharest on 30th of November

all details about concerts, venues and participants can be found at
http://festivalspectrum21.orgfree.com


Please, help us to promote this major international musical event, led by Romanian artists.

With many thanks in advance
sincerely yours
Ana-Maria Avram
Iancu Dumitrescu

boldsouls said...

6. MADE IN CHICAGO Festival 2011
25.-27. November 2011
Poznan, Poland

Henry Threadgill & ZOOID
Tomeka Reid Trio
Improvised Soul Projekt
Tribute to Vonsky - Sax Summit
Jim Baker & THE LIGHT
Ritual Trio (possibly)
Hamid Drake’s BINDU (possibly)

http://www.madeinchicago.pl/index.php/pl/artykuly/5,1,4,historia

Anonymous said...

FREE JAZZ FESTIVAL IN ARGENTINA Buenos Aires Argentina ,12 October 2011

http://www.wix.com/rubenferrero/freejazzfestival2012

Anonymous said...

we will take all offers for festival performances.
http://www.solardynastymusic.com
our new CD, "One Day of Brahma," is now available on Itunes. search, solar dynasty.

Mark said...

This is a wonderful blog and great festival list!

Mark
www.FromArmstrongtoZappa.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Bucharest International JAZZ Competition & Festival
www.jazzcompetition.ro

EUROPAfest - jazz festival
www.jmEvents.ro

Anonymous said...

Last night I watches, in Punta del Este, aomong others, a sax event with p.D'Rivera,G.Smulyan,V.Herring,G.Stewart and H.Allen with Brown bros on Paino & bass and Doob on drums..watja think?

Ad Arma said...

And don't forget the NOVEMBERMUSIC Festival in
's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands!
http://novembermusic.net/
A festival For; Contemporary Music, Avantgarde and Free Jazz, Living Composers delivering New Works and Improvisation..
Based in De Verkadefabriek, stretching out over the historic city, reaching out to other Dutch stages and Challanging musicians and composers to deliver their best of best performance. Quality and surprice are garanteed !

Larm Schutz said...

On may 16, there will be an freejazz/noise festival in Tac, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. That is: if we get the necessary funding. Right now, we're crowdfunding at: http://www.voordekunst.nl/vdk/project/view/3113-not-suitable-for-armadillos-improvisatiefestival

Any help is appreciated to make sure the festival takes place in may 16!