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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.

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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
Okka Fest, Milwaukee, USA
Ottawa Jazz Festival, Canada
Festival Jazz & Musique Improvisée en Franche Comté, Besançon and Doubs, France
Vision Festival New York, USA

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

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

September
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

October
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
EdgeFest, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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

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




© stef

7 comments:

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: http://www.konsertforeninga.no/konserter/340

Also worth mentioning Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival: http://brightonalternativejazzfestival.com/

Best,

Chris

simon camatta said...

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

http://www.jazz-offensive-essen.de/

neverfadingwood said...

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

http://en.kjj-festiwal.pl/

Peter said...

http://www.12points.ie/

Anonymous said...

Festival Bruisme - last week of June
last edition (#5): http://festival-bruisme.blogspot.fr/
archive : http://www.jazzapoitiers.org/archives-des-concerts

Anonymous said...

Check out Eldenaer Jazz Evenings / Greifswald / Germany - concerts of upcoming and well known jazzheads in the unique setting of Eldena Abbey ruins.
Two days, six concerts - www.eldenaer-jazz-evenings.de
2016 featuring PLOT, KUU!, First Circle, Eva Kruse Quintett, Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet, NDR Bigband & Django Deluxe

Anonymous said...

I'd like to add these great free jazz/sound festivals from Austin Texas to your database


NMASS- June
http://nmassfest.org

No Idea Festival--February
http://noideafestival.com/

FAST FORWARD Festival--April
http://www.fastforwardaustin.com/wordpress/

Sonic Transmissions Festival---Septembre
https://twitter.com/h_flaten
curated by internationally renowned bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (The Thing, Atomic),
Sonic Transmission is a three-day showcase that gives equal weight to some of the globe’s
best free jazz, post-punk, experimental hip-hop, and improvised music.