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A grand idea for winter – jazz just when you need it!

When winter is at its darkest, when Christmas is over and we begin to long for lighter times and the next festival, along comes a grand idea – the Ystad Winter Piano Fest.

YstadJazz is arranging a winter festival for the first time – a two-day fest, six concerts with the piano centre stage.

“With the superb Steinway grand piano at Ystads Teater and a specially brought in Steinway D grand piano at Ystad Saltsjöbad, the audience will be offered outstanding international artists”, says Jan Lundgren, Artistic Director of the Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival and the Ystad Winter Piano Fest.


27 dec Ystads Teater
15.00          Johanna Summer ”Schumann Kaleidoskop” (DE)
18.00          Nik Bärtsch solo ”Entendre” (CH)
21.00          Jan Lundgren/Mattias Svensson & Four string ”A Tribute to Jan Johansson” (SE/AU)

28 dec Ystad Saltsjöbad
15.00          Jacob Karlzon ”Solo” (SE)
18.00          Marialy Pacheco & Rhani Krija (CU/MA – DE)
21.00          Iiro Rantala ”Best of” (FI)

Read more about the concerts here!


Only day tickets are on sale. A day ticket is for three concerts on one of the festival days.
SEK 600 adult day ticket
SEK 400 young person day ticket (age range 15 – 25)
SEK 200 child day ticket (up to and including 14)

Buy a day ticket here


Ystad Saltsjöbad special offer

Buy a day ticket or day tickets for both days of Ystad Winter Piano Fest and get a 40% discount on Ystad Saltsjöbad’s luxury package, including accommodation, breakfast and spa session.

Buy a ticket for the YSB offer

YAZZ and the Ystad Winter Piano Fest comply with the restrictions issued by the Swedish Public Health Agency and the government.
If the vaccination certificate/Covid-19 passport requirement is introduced on 1 December, this will be applied during the Ystad Winter Piano Fest.

A warm welcome to Ystad Winter Piano Fest!


“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.


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