37th International Jazz Festival Saalfelden

Saalfelden Jazz Festival and Rahofer present a new visual leitmotif

The Saalfelden Jazz Festival will take place from August 25 to 28, 2016. We are delighted to present to you the 2016 visual leitmotif as well as the opening act, for which, as in previous years, artistic directors Michaela Mayer and Mario Steidl have chosen an Austrian musician.

SHAKE STEW will officially open the Saalfelden Jazz Festival on Friday, August 26, on the Main Stage.

“The Golden Fang” 
Lukas Kranzelbinder - bass, band leader 
Mario Rom – trumpet 
Johannes Schleiermacher – tenor saxophone 
Clemens Salesny – alto saxophone 
Manuel Mayr – bass 
Niki Dolp – drums, percussion 
Herbert Pirker – drums, percussion


Headed by managing director Marco Pointner, the Saalfelden Tourism Board will handle the administration and finances of the festival. Cultural manager Daniela Neumayer will assure that operations run smoothly.

The idea behind this year’s visual leitmotif:

Sound as form

“Sound as object” is the visual leitmotif for the 2016 Saalfelden Jazz Festival. It is the brainchild of the Rahofer Advertising Agency, which has returned to the Saalfelden Jazz Festival as lead designer after an interval of three years: Sound can take on any shape or form, from pointed to hard tones, from soft to fluid melodies, from slick synthesizer solos to sinuous string and raw pizzicato sequences. This principle especially applies to jazz: like no other genre, jazz explores the margins of music-making.

Sponsors & Supporters

We would not be able to stage the festival without the support of all our loyal partners. Special thanks go to our sponsors including Zipfer, Raiffeisen, ÖBB, Volvo, and our many other partners as well as our public sponsors from federal, state, and local institutions.

Tickets are already on sale

Tickets have already gone on sale. Book your tickets by phone at +43 (0) 6582/70660. Discounts are available for Raiffeisen and Ö1 Club members and holders of the ÖBB-Vorteilscard and AK Card.

Jazz package

Visitors may also book their jazz tickets and accommodation as a package. To find out more, go to: www.saalfelden-leogang.com/en/accommodation/package-deals/summer-2016/package-deal-for-the-37-jazzfestival-saalfelden/

Organizer: Marco Pointner, Saalfelden Tourism Board, phone: +43(0)6582/70660, info@saalfelden-leogang.at

Artistic directors: Michaela Mayer, Mario Steidl, Kunsthaus Nexus, phone: +43(0)6582/74963, mario.steidl@jazzsaalfelden.at

Production/Administration: Daniela Neumayer, phone: +43 (0)699/11109362, daniela.neumayer@saalfelden-leogang.at

Press relations: Selina Hörl, phone: +43(0)664/8198562, presse@jazzsaalfelden.com