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. Please help keep this list up-to-date with comments and suggestions below.

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


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

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

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

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

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

Dissidents Arts Festival, New York, USA
Jazz Em Agosto, Lisbon, Portugal
Meteo Festival, Mulhouse, France
Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Austria

Sant' Anna Arresi Jazz Festival, Sardinia, Italy
Ujbuda Jazz Festival, Budapest, Hungary
Guelph Jazz Festival, Canada
Crosscurrents, New York, USA
Free Essen Festival, Essen, Germany

Jazz and More Festival, Sibiu, Romania
Autumn Jazz Festival, Cracow, Poland
Out.Fest, Barreiro, Portugal
Jazzmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal
Skaņu Mežs Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts, Riga, Latvia

Jazzfest Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Music Unlimited Festival, Wels, Austria
Umbrella Music Festival, Chicago, US
November Music Festival, 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

577 Forward Festival, Brooklyn, NY
dOeK festival, Amsterdam, Holland

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Chris Monsen said...

Hi fellas!

A bit late to te party, but thought I'd give a shout out to the Blow Out! Festival, which takes place in Oslo in August (I forget how long it's been running, though). This year's line-up is pretty great, in my opinion, and can be accessed via this link:

Also worth mentioning Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival:



simon camatta said...

Free Essen Festival 2015
Goethebunker, Goethestraße 67, Essen, Germany - 20:15h, 6€ every day
Gunda Gottschalk - violin, Eckard Koltermann - bassclarinet, Martin Blume - drums
The Wisseltangcamatta
Georg Wissel - (präp.)sax, clarinet, Achim Tang - bass, Simon Camatta - drums, percussion
St.Kirchhoff - guitar
Ute Völker - accordian, Angelika Sheridan - flute
23. sep
Nicola Hein - guitar, Paul Lytton - percussion
Jan Klare - basssax, Alex Schwers - drums

neverfadingwood said...

The 10th Kraków Jazz Autumn - a free jazz/improv festival - is on now.

Peter said...