38th International Jazzfestival Saalfelden

This year's International Jazzfestival Saalfelden will take place between 24 and 27 August 2017 in the beautiful settings of the Austrian Alps.

Highlight's in the 2017 programme includes some of the most interesting projects now in the international jazz scene such as Steve Lehman's "Selebeyone", the Necks, Eve Risser's "White Desert Orchestra", Mats Gustafson's "Nu Ensamble", Angles 9 "Disappeared behind the sun", Cortex "Avant-garde party music", Amok Amor special edition "We know not what we do" and Sylvie Courvoisier with Mark Feldman, Ikue Mori and Evan Parker and many others. The opening of the main stage, traditionally reserved to an original Austrian project, this year will be by Gerald Preinfalk with "Prine - Zone", a mix of Brazilian rhythms, European contemporary music and Greek singing.

Featuring experimental jazz tunes against the backdrop of majestic mountains, contemporary grooves on rustic Alpine pastures, and lively celebrations in Saalfelden’s town centre, the renowned International Jazzfestival Saalfelden transforms both the town and the mountain into the pinnacle of jazz performance on an annual basis. What began on the “ranch” in 1978 and took place in the tent city in Ramseiden, is today a gathering of numerous international jazz artists playing the latest in experimental jazz on numerous stages before an audience of enthusiastic visitors from around the world.