The oldest festival in Stavanger will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2013 but first we would like to welcome you to MaiJazz 2012 from 8- 13 May!
MaiJazz is Stavanger's oldest festival and has been running for 20 years. Since the first festival in 1989 MaiJazz has developed to be one of Norway's leading jazz festivals presenting international jazz stars and the best in national and local jazz every year.
Approximately 150 volunteers are gathered to arrange about 40 concerts on 20 stages in and around Stavanger, that can accommodate from 80 to 1800 people.
Artists presented by MaiJazz in recent years have been: Pat Metheny Group, Jan Garbarek Group, Gotan Project, Nils Petter Molvær, St Germain, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Youssou N`Dour, Joshua Redman, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin and others.
Some of the artists that visited MaiJazz in 2010: Tazano feat. Palle Mikkelborg, The Real Thing, Richard Galliano/Gonzalo Rubalcaa Duo, Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau Duo, Nina Ramsby Ludvig Berghe trio, Solveig Slettahjell Slow Motion Orchestra, Cyro Baptista Banquet of the Spirits, Andy Sheppard "Movements in Colour", Dan Berglund's Tonbruket, Torun Eriksen, Sidsel Endresen/Håkon Kornstad Duo, Candi Staton, Jaga Jazzist, Ojos De Brujo and others
Some of the artists that visited MaiJazz in 2011:John Scofield with Vince Mendoza and Stavanger Symfoniorkester, Charlie Haden Quartet West, Madeleine Peyroux, Silje Nergaard trio, Afro Celt Sound System, Dissing sings Armstrong, Candi Staton, Manu Katché Quartet, Ketil Bjørnstad Remembrance, Harold López-Nussa trio feat. David Sanchez, Rolf Lislevand and Bjergsted jazzensemble, AmigoTom featuring Eva Bjerga Haugen & Tor Yttredal, Motif and many more.