Covid-safe jazz walks in nature

In three Danish cities during September, JazzDanmark presented a new concert format called Unlock Music, which was designed to meet the Covid-19 gathering ban.

The audiences meet up outdoors and are divided into 4 groups of 25-30 people. They are guided on a 2 km long walk including 4 stops with various live jazz concerts in nature. Each concert lasts 15 minutes and the groups each begin at a different stop on the route. After 15 minutes the groups change places, thus each group experience all 4 concerts, but in a different order.

Unlock Music was sold out in every city. The artists was Astrid Engberg, Mia Dyberg Trio, Mikkel Ploug, Aarhus Jazz Orchestra Quartet and in Elsinore also The Way Out. The project took place in Kolding, Svendborg and Elsinore. The financial support came from the Augustinus Foundation, Tuborg sponsored beer for the audiences and the collaborators was Jazz i Trekanten, Jazz6000, KulturKolding, Svendborg Jazz Festival, Harders, Kulturværftet and Aarhus Jazz Orchestra.

See the photos from Kolding here: