“Next Generation” is a brand new scholarship (2020) to be awarded to one or more jazz musicians, who are at the beginning of their professional careers. The scholarship, which is initiated by YSJF’s artistic director Jan Lundgren, cannot be applied for. A scholarship committee appoints recipients. The committee consists in the first year of four representatives from Ystad’s jazz festival and Musik i Syd. Read more!
Ystad is named Jazz Municipality of the Year
The board of Swedish Jazz has named Ystad municipality the Jazz Municipality of the Year 2021. The award is presented to draw attention to the municipality where jazz has benefited in the best way and hopes to stimulate jazz club / festival, municipality, cultural school and region to deepen cooperation and reach more and larger listener groups. The prize has been awarded since 1993 and this year the award ceremony will take place during the industry weekend Jazzfest, which takes place in Västerås in August.