Copenhagen’s unique jazz history is a key factor in the exceptionally high level of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, something that can be experienced at the historic jazz venues, theaters and many free open-air stages strategically located throughout the city. Together with Copenhagen’s record number of cafés and other venues, these stages create a unique atmosphere, bringing the city alive with jazz from early morning to late at night.
People don’t only come for a fantastic musical experience, but for the unique atmosphere throughout Copenhagen when jazz for ten days every year takes over the culture- and family-friendly city.
First headliners ready for Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013:
- Chick Corea and the Vigil (US)
- Cassandra Wilson (US)
- Medeski, Martin & Wood (US)
- David Murray Infinity Quartet feat Macy Gray (US)
- Bill Frisell & The Big Sur Sextet (US)
- Marcus Miller (US)
- Charles Lloyd, Zakir Hussein & Eric Harland (US/IN)
- Branford Marsalis (US)
- Laura Mvula (UK)
In April Copenhagen Jazz Festival unveiled this year’s festival poster at a combined poster release party and concert at Statens Museum for Kunst. The poster is created by sculptor, painter and street artist Søren Behncke (born 1976) who currently has an exhibition at the gallery V1 in Copenhagen. Behncke also uses the aliases Papfar and Posemanden when his art intervenes with public space.
Every year since 1982 Copenhagen Jazz Festival has chosen a Danish artist to create the official festival poster, and today these posters have become collector’s items. The posters - which are based on different forms of art ranging from paintings and collages to photography and graphic - are not just a graphical billboard for the festival but have been widely accepted as a stand-alone piece of art.
The full programme will be published in the middle of May.