The Reykjavík Jazz Festival returns to Iceland September 4-8 with a special kick off pre-festival jam session on September 3! The festival has been held annually since 1990, making it the second longest running music festival in Iceland. Featuring local artists and prominent international guests, the festival promises to bring some of the best music from around the world right to Iceland’s capital! The festival focuses on modern original jazz including Nordic jazz and avant garde, and also offers programs for kids and non-jazz listeners, too!.
This year’s festival will be held in venues throughout Reykjavík including the National Gallery of Iceland, Tjarnarbíó, Hard Rock Cafe, Reykjavík City Hall and the Reykjavík City Library. You can check out the full lineup of performers and venues here. The festival’s main sponsors are the city of Reykjavík, the Icelandic Music Fund, FÍH (Musicians Union) and Budweiser Budvar.
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