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“Yazz Parade” with Funk Off

30 July @ 16:00 - 17:30

The festival gets off to a sneaky start on Tuesday 30 July at 16.00 with the jazz parade, which annually attracts thousands of jazz lovers to the heart of Ystad. The 2019 jazz parade will be led by the 15-man Italian marching band Funk Off – appearing for the first time in Scandinavia! Konsertvärd/Concert host:

Peter Asplund & XL Big Band

31 July @ 11:00

Peter Asplund – trumpet, vocals Claus Sörensen – musical director, lead sax Saxophone: Ludvig Samuelsson Janne Klep Tobias Sandén Niklas Vennerqvist Trumpet: Jocke Wickström Hans Wiklund Carl Lindecrantz Johan Elmqvist Trombone: Stefan Wikström Calle Lindberg Åke Letandersson Magnus Klügel Rhythm section: Anders Apell – guitar Pete Rogers – piano Edvin Elmersson – bass Pelle Trazan [...]

Erro E Böök

31 July @ 12:00

Marius Zeeberg – saxophone Gustav Alte – guitar Jakob Gerhardsson – bass Henrik Jäderberg – drums Erro E Böök play original compositions and standards with an improvisational edge.

Clara Fornander Kvintett

31 July @ 14:00

Clara Fornander – vocals Mattias Olofsson – guitar Britta Virves – piano Tomas Sjödell – bass Jonas Bäckman – drums Modern jazz in a singer-songwriter spirit with Clara Fornander and her Quartet.

Funk Off “Open Air Castle Concert”

31 July @ 15:00

Don’t miss our garden party, an open-air concert in the grounds of Bergsjöhom castle with the funky Italian marching band, Funk Off, who are performing in Scandinavia for the first time! After 20 years together and more than 900 live performances, Funk Off have reinvented the idea of the Italian marching band, mixing distinctive groove [...]

Paul Strandberg Quartet “The Great 1920´s”

31 July @ 18:00

Paul Strandberg – clarinet Kiki Desplat – cornet Frans Sjöström – base sax Tony Baldwin – piano This is a concert for lovers of traditional jazz, featuring music from the Jazz Age – the Roaring 1920s. Clarinetist Paul Strandberg has been on the jazz scene since 1974 and played with everyone from Malmö to New [...]

4 Wheel Drive: Landgren-Wollny-Danielsson-Haffner

31 July @ 20:00

Nils Landgren – trombone & vocals Michael Wollny (DE) – piano Lars Danielsson – bass Wolfgang Haffner (DE) – drums Four European jazz stars – trombonist Nils Landgren and bassist Lars Danielsson from Sweden and pianist Michael Wollny and drummer Wolfgang Haffner from Germany – have formed a new quartet, 4 Wheel Drive. Tonight’s concert [...]

Festival-Tornväktare blåser in festivalen / A fanfare from the church tower

31 July @ 22:00

Since 1748, Ystad’s tower watchman has looked out over the town to check that all is well during the night. Each year a festival tower watchman is selected. This year Nils Landgren will climb the 107 narrow steps in St. Mary’s Church tower to play a fanfare on his red trombone at 22.00 on 31 [...]

ECM 50: Tord Gustavsen Trio “The Other Side”

31 July @ 23:00

Tord Gustavsen (NO) – piano Ellen Brekken (NO) – bass Jarle Vespestad (NO) – drums The award-winning Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen has pursued a successful career as a solo artist and in various ensembles. His latest album ”The Other Side” (2018) sees the return to a trio, now featuring bass player Ellen Brekken and drummer [...]

Jazz Frukost: Ellen Bick Asmussen om Svend Asmussen

1 August @ 09:00

Ellen Bick Asmusson, the widow of the violin virtuoso Svend Asmussen, looks back at life with the Danish jazz legend. This morning’s jazz breakfast is an excellent introduction for tonight’s “Tribute to Svend Asmusson” concert at Ystads Teater. Breakfast is included in the entrance fee. Pre-order no later than 12:00 the day before. No ticket [...]

Hayati Kafe & Roger Berg Big Band

1 August @ 11:00

Hayati Kafe – vocals Roger Berg Big Band Jazz singer Hayati Kafe, known as “The Crooner”, was born in Istanbul Turkey in 1941. He came to Sweden in 1962 with a Turkish orchestra and has been here ever since, pursuing a long and successful singing career. Hayati Kafe is often a featured guest with big bands and for this [...]

Maja Svantesson Kvartett

1 August @ 12:00

Maja Svantesson – vocals Oscar Murgård – piano Kat Hermans – bass Oscar Blomqvist – drums A quartet that plays well-known Frank Sinatra songs ranging from ballads to swing.

ECM 50: Jakob Bro “Returnings” feat. Mikkelborg & Rossy

1 August @ 13:00

Jakob Bro (DK) – guitar Palle Mikkelborg (DK) – trumpet Jorge Rossy (DK) – drums Danish guitar player and composer Jakob Bro won the ”Rising Star Guitar” category in Downbeat’s annual critics poll in 2018. He has released 15 albums and worked with leading names such as Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Today’s concert features music [...]

Jazz Kidz: Vara här

1 August @ 14:00

Salieu Dibba ­– percussion, vocals Kirsti Øibakken Pedersen (DK) – piano, loop, keytar, vocals Sofi Hellborg – saxophone, tumpiano, vocals Take off with three musicians in a hot air balloon for an entertaining show for young children that mixes stories with pop and jazz.

Mimi Terris

1 August @ 15:00

Mimi Terris – vocals Måns Persson – guitar Mårten Lundgren – trumpet, flugelhorn Mattias Carlson – saxophone, clarinet, flute Johan Ohlsson – piano Mats Ingvarsson – bass Kristoffer Rostedt – drums Singer and songwriter Mimi Terris from Malmö has carved out her own niche in Swedish vocal jazz over the last few years. She and [...]

Per Lindberg

1 August @ 16:00

Per Lindberg – drums/compositions Sara Kowalski – vocals Hannes N Bennich – alto sax Ludvig Samuelsson – baritone sax Johan Lundberg – guitar Mattias Hjorth – bass   Per Lindberg’s band draws inspiration from punk, post-rock and modern jazz.

Jan Lundgren Trio & Göteborg Wind Orchestra ”Jazz på svenskt vis”

1 August @ 17:00

Jan Lundgren – piano Mattias Svensson – bass Zoltan Csörsz Jr – drums Göteborg Wind Orchestra This concert brings together the Jan Lundgren Trio and Göteborg Wind Orchestra (GWO) to perform new interpretations and arrangements of Swedish folk music in a jazz style.  Göteborg Wind Orchestra, a professional wind orchestra based in Gothenburg, has a [...]

“Tribute to Svend Asmussen”

1 August @ 20:00

Sinne Eeg (DK)– vocals Mads Mathias (DK) – vocals, tenor saxophone Jacob Fischer (DK) – guitar Filip Jers – harmonica Bjarke Falgren (DK) – violin Hans Backenroth – bass Kristian Leth (DK) – drums This morning’s concert brings together a group of outstanding musicians to celebrate the music of Danish violin virtuoso, Svend Asmussen. The [...]

Joey DeFrancesco Trio “In The Key of the Universe”

1 August @ 23:00

Joey DeFrancesco – Hammond organ (Band to be confirmed) American jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco came to fame in the 1980s and has been one of the leading figures in the renaissance of the Hammond organ. "He has dominated the instrument and the field as no one of his generation has.” – Chicago Tribune At the age of 17, [...]

Jam Session: David Norberg Trio

2 August @ 00:00 - 03:00
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David Forss Norberg Trio Sven Erik Lundeqvist – piano Johnny Åman – bass David Forss Norberg – drums David Forss Norberg is a leading Swedish drummer who plays everything from swing and bop to modern jazz. He is joined by Johnny Åman on bass and the festival’s jam session pioneer, pianist Sven Erik Lundeqvist. Before [...]

Jazzfrukost: Sixten Nordström “Jazzens inverkan på konstmusiken & tvärtom.”

2 August @ 09:00

Sixten Nordström is well known as a presenter of music, especially on the popular TV programme “Kontrapunkt”. He will be talking about the influence of art music on jazz and vice versa. The presentation will be in Swedish. Breakfast is included in the entrance fee. Pre-order no later than 12:00 the day before. No ticket [...]

Ronnie Gardiner Septet

2 August @ 11:00

Claes Brodda – saxophone Karl Olandersson – trumpet, vocals Anders Norell – trombone Claes Askelöf – guitar Mathias Algotsson – piano Hans Larsson – bass, vocals Ronnie Gardiner – drums Drummer Ronnie Gardiner has been playing with his septet since 1993, when they began performing at the Gröna Lund amusement park in Stockholm under the [...]

Float

2 August @ 12:00

Lovisa Lidgren – vocals Gustav Dalemo – sax Adam Sass – trumpet Gabriel Øien – guitar Hampus Torarp-piano Samuel Eklind – bass Sammy Hsia – drums   A septet from Norway and Sweden that offers dynamic music with swinging beats.

Maciej Obara Quartet

2 August @ 13:00

Maciej Obara (PL) – saxophone Dominik Wania (PL) – piano Ole Morten Vaagan (NO) – bass Gard Nilssen (NO) – drums The Maciej Obara Quartet was established in 2012 by Polish saxophone player Maciej Obara, with Dominik Wania (piano), Ole Morten Vaagan (double bass) and Gard Nilssen (drums). The quartet’s first album, “Unloved”, Obara’s ninth original [...]

Cristina Branco

2 August @ 13:00

Cristina Branco (PT) – vocals Bernardo Couto (PT) – Portuguese guitar Luís Figueiredo (PT) – piano Bernardo Moreira (PT) –bass Portuguese singer Cristina Branco has almost singlehandedly created an innovative genre of her own – fado jazz. She has breathed new life into traditional Portuguese fado music with her original jazz-influenced interpretations Cristina Branco performed [...]

SHRINE

2 August @ 14:00

Hannes N. Bennich – saxophone Anna Gréta Sigurðardóttir – piano Arvid Jullander – bass Emil Norman – drums SCHRINE’s own compositions blend jazz traditions and modern influences.

Magnanimus Trio “Jazz from Greece”

2 August @ 15:00

Christos Barbas (GR) – piano, kaval*, ney*, vocals Dimitris Tasoudis (GR) – drums, piano Pavlos Spyropoulos (GR) – bass The Magnanimus Trio from Greece play evocative, lyrical jazz that incorporates the ney, a flute used widely in the Middle East and the kaval, a flute that originates from the Balkans, into the traditional trio format. Their latest [...]

ECM 50: Maciej Obara Quartet

2 August @ 17:00

Maciej Obara (PL) – saxophone Dominik Wania (PL) – piano Ole Morten Vaagan (NO) – bass Gard Nilssen (NO) – drums The Maciej Obara Quartet was established in 2012 by Polish saxophone player Maciej Obara, with Dominik Wania (piano), Ole Morten Vaagan (double bass) and Gard Nilssen (drums). The quartet’s first album, “Unloved”, Obara’s ninth original [...]

“Peter & Vargen”

2 August @ 17:00

Beatrice Järås – berättare Norrbotten Big Band Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” was originally written for a symphony orchestra, but this fairy tale for children has no been adapted in a jazz format for the Norrbotten Big Band by German saxophonist and composer Katharina ”Tini” Thomsen. The narrator is Swedish actress Beatrice Järås. This [...]

“Mare Nostrum III” Fresu-Galliano-Lundgren

2 August @ 20:00

Richard Galliano (FR) – accordion Paolo Fresu (IT) – trumpet, flügelhorn Jan Lundgren – piano It is 12 years since Sardinian trumpeter Paulo Fresu, French accordionist Richard Galliano and Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren formed their trio. “Mare Nostrum III” (2019) completes a trilogy of albums that reflect their shared love of melody. The album, which [...]

Moźdźer-Danielsson-Fresco

2 August @ 23:00

Leszek Mozdzer (PL) – piano Lars Danielsson – bass Zohar Fresco (IL) – percussion This international trio of Polish pianist Leszek Mozdzer, Swedish bassist, Lars Danielsson and Israeli percussionist Zohar Fresco first played together in Warsaw in 2004. The collaboration continued with their first album “The Time” released in 2005. "Polska” (2013) the band’s fourth [...]

Jam Session: David Norberg Trio

3 August @ 00:00 - 03:00
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David Forss Norberg Trio Sven Erik Lundeqvist – piano Johnny Åman – bass David Forss Norberg – drums David Forss Norberg is a leading Swedish drummer who plays everything from swing and bop to modern jazz. He is joined by Johnny Åman on bass and the festival’s jam session pioneer, pianist Sven Erik Lundeqvist. Before [...]

Jazzfrukost: Michael Tucker “ECM at 50”

3 August @ 09:00

Michael Tucker “ECM at 50” The English jazz critic and writer Michael Tucker has covered the Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival for Jazz Journal for many years.  A specialist in the music of ECM, his book Jan Garbarek: Deep Song (Eastnote/University of Hull Press) was called "the bible of Garbarek studies" by Norway's NRK MusicMagazine. He [...]

Hannah Svensson Group

3 August @ 11:00

Hannah Svensson – vocals Ewan Svensson – guitar Matz Nilsson – bass Zoltan Czörsz – drums Secret guest – piano Swedish singer, songwriter and artist Hannah Svensson has released five albums and this morning’s concert provides a sneak preview of her sixth, ”Places and Dreams”, which will be released in October 2019. The album will [...]

Joyce Moreno “Brasilien Legend”

3 August @ 13:00

Joyce Moreno (BR) – vocals, guitar Tutty Moreno (BR) – drums (Full band line up to be announced) Brazilian singer, composer and instrumentalist Joyce Moreno has been channelling the spirit of samba and bossa nova throughout a musical career spanning over 50 years. The Brazilian pianist and songwriter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, described her as: “…One [...]

JazzKidz: Veckans djur i Parken med Gitte Pålsson

3 August @ 14:00

Gitte Pålsson – vocals Frank Madsen (från Terrariet i Malmö) Plus band A show for all the family that combines music about spiders, snakes and other creatures with the real thing, from the Terrariet reptile collection in Malmö.

Soundscape Orchestra

3 August @ 15:00

Thomas Wingren – electronica, percussion Anders Åstrand – vibraphone Joel Lyssarides – Rhodes, keyboards Peter Fredman – clarinet, sax, flute Calle Rasmusson – drums The Swedish quintet Soundscape Orchestra explores futuristic electronic jazz using new technology such as live looping techniques. The band has played together in a number of constellations since 2012 and their debut album “Nexus” [...]

Nguyen Manh “Jazz from Vietnam”

3 August @ 15:00

Nguyen Manh (VN) – piano Vietnamese pianist Nguyen Manh has strong links to Sweden, having studied at Malmo Music Academy under Håkan Rydin and Jan Lundgren. He has performed in countries such as France, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Today’s concert will feature free improvisation, jazz standards and music from Sweden and Vietnam. [...]

Lars Jansson Trio

3 August @ 17:00

Lars Jansson – piano Thomas Fonnesbæk (DK) – bass Paul Svanberg – drums After 30 years with an established trio, Swedish jazz pianist and composer Lars Jansson decided to play with two younger musicians, his son, drummer Paul Svanberg and the Danish bassist Thomas Fonnesbæk. The band, which has released six albums, focuses on melodic [...]

Amanda Andreas, Isabella Lundgren & Amanda Ginsberg

3 August @ 17:00

17.00 Amanda Andréas – piano vocals Finn Björnulfson – percussion Jenny Kristoffersson – base Erik Björksten – guitar David Andréas – drums Malin Wättring - saxophone 18.30 Isabella Lundgren – vocals Carl Bagge – piano Niklas Fernqvist – bass Daniel Fredriksson – drums 20.00 Amanda Ginsburg – vocals Filip Ekestubbe – piano Ludvig Eriksson – bass [...]

Benny Golson & Norrbotten Big Band “Legend in Jazz”

3 August @ 20:00

Benny Golson (US) – tenor sax American tenor saxophonist and composer, Benny Golson, who turns 90 this year, is a true jazz legend. He has played in the world famous bands of Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey. Over the years, he has recorded over 30 albums and written over [...]

Cæcile Norby “Sisters in Jazz”

3 August @ 23:00

Cæcilie Norby (DK) – vocals Anke Helfrich (DE) – piano Nicole Johänntgen (CH) – saxophone Hildegunn Øiseth (NO) – trumpet Lisa Wulff (DE) – bass Dorota Piotrowska (PL) – drums Danish singer Cæcilie Norby is joined by some of the top instrumentalists on the international jazz scene to celebrate female songwriters. The album “Sisters in Jazz” (2019) features classic songs from Betty Carter, [...]

Jam Session: David Norberg Trio

4 August @ 00:00 - 03:00
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David Forss Norberg Trio Sven Erik Lundeqvist – piano Johnny Åman – bass David Forss Norberg – drums David Forss Norberg is a leading Swedish drummer who plays everything from swing and bop to modern jazz. He is joined by Johnny Åman on bass and the festival’s jam session pioneer, pianist Sven Erik Lundeqvist. Before [...]

Nicole Johänntgen

4 August @ 09:00

Nicole Johänntgen (CH) – saxophone An early morning solo concert in the atmospheric setting of Ystad Abbey by the young Swiss saxophonist, Nicole Johänntgen. American saxophonist Dave Liebman said: “Nicole has something very special in her playing – a big and generous heart. She plays like her life depends on it and draws anyone within range into [...]

Rigmor Gustafsson “Come Home”

4 August @ 11:00

Rigmor Gustafsson – vocals Jonas Östholm – piano Martin Höper – bass Chris Montgomery – drums This morning’s concert at Per Helsas gård presents Swedish singer Rigmor Gustafsson and her quartet playing songs from the latest album “Come Home” (2019). The setlist features her own compositions as well as songs by female songwriters such as “Big [...]

Oddjobb “Jazzoo” Barnföreställning

4 August @ 13:00

Goran Kajfes – trumpet Per "Ruskträsk" Johansson – alto saxo Daniel Karlsson – piano Peter Forss – bass Lars Skoglund – drums Jazz for children. Jazzoo is a cross-media production for the whole family (1+), based on the original concept by Swedish jazz quintet Oddjob. Buy Tickets!

Storyville Presents Zier Romme Trio and Sven- Erik Lundekvist Trio

4 August @ 13:00

Zier Romme (DK) – piano Ander Fjeldsted (DK) – bass Jeppe Gram (DK) – drums Sven Erik Lundeqvist – piano Simon Petersson – bass Olle Dernevik – drums The Zier Romme Trio from Denmark and the Sven Erik Lundeqvist Trio from Sweden will be presenting music from their new albums on Storyville Records – Europe’s [...]

Jill Johnson, Anders Berglund & Monday Night Big Band!

4 August @ 14:00

Two giants in Swedish music life join the stage in Sövde's fine Amphitheater together with Monday Night Big Band. Jill Johnson, who received shining reviews for his latest show Thats Life and popular TV show host Jill Veranda, does not need a presentation. She is simply magnificent on stage as both country and jazz singer. [...]

Jojje Wadenius Barnföreställning

4 August @ 14:30

Jojje Wadenius – guitar Guitarist Jojje Wadenius plays his compositions for children in a show aimed primarily at the 5-12 age group. Buy Tickets!

Ed Motta “Criterion Of The Senses”

4 August @ 16:00

Ed Motta – keyboards, vocals (Band line-up to be announced) Brazilian musician Ed Motta incorporates a wealth of influences – jazz, rock funk and soul – in his music. He recorded his debut boogie-funk album at the age of 15 in 1988. His thirteenth album “Criterion of the Senses.” (2018) provides the core of today’s [...]

Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband “Es:sensual”

4 August @ 18:00

Omar Sosa (CU/US) – piano NDR Big Band Tonight’s concert presents music from “Es:sensual” (2018), an album that continues the collaboration of Cuban pianist and composer Omar Sosa and the NDR Bigband. The first album in the Omar Sosa-NDR Bigband collaboration was “Ceremony” (2010). The music of Omar Sosa, who played at YSJF in 2013, is rooted [...]

Oddjob

4 August @ 18:00

Goran Kajfes – trumpet Per "Ruskträsk" Johansson – alto saxo Daniel Karlsson – piano Peter Forss – bass Lars Skoglund – drums Oddjob is one of Sweden’s most original, innovative and well-established jazz bands. Over the years they have dared to interpret everything from Swedish folk and Clint Eastwood film soundtracks to the music of cult band Weather Report. [...]

Jojje Wadenius & Cleobandet

4 August @ 20:00

Georg ”Jojje” Wadenius – guitar Jesper Nordenström – keyboards Lars ”Larry” Danielsson – bass Per Lindvall – drums Swedish guitarist Georg ”Jojje” Wadenius has toured with Blood Sweat and Tears, Roberta Flack, Luther Vandross, Simon and Garfunkel and Steely Dan. Tonight he is appearing with his band Cleo presenting a mix of funk and melodic [...]

Charles Lloyd “Kindred Spirits”

4 August @ 21:00

Charles Lloyd (US)- saxophone Julian Lage (US) – electric guitar Marvin Sewell (US) – guitar Reuben Rogers (US) – bass Eric Harland (US) – drums, percussion “Follow the career of Charles Lloyd and you see a map of great jazz across half a century. His shows, full of momentum and intuition, perfectly represent the idea [...]

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