March 31st, 2023|

Already on the first day, the pressure for tickets was great and we have now already sold over 4,000 tickets!

Those who want tickets to the festival’s concerts must hurry! Here it is important to secure a place in time.

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March 16th, 2023|

YSJF 2023 presents a legend of the Hammond organ – Rhoda Scott

We are pleased to announce that one of the greatest ever Hammond organists, Rhoda Scott, will be performing at YSJF 2023. Discovered by Count Basie, she has played with stars such as Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and George Benson during a long and illustrious career.
Born in New Jersey, USA, she has been based in Paris for many years. Rhoda Scott is known as “The Barefoot Lady” due to her distinctive playing style. In Ystad, she will be performing with the Polish vibraphonist Izabella Effenberg and French drummer Julie Saury.
Rhoda Scott & Sisters in Jazz 2 August 13.00 at Ystad Saltsjöbad
Tickets to go on sale 30 March.

March 9th, 2023|

Marilyn Mazur brings phenomenal percussion experience to YSJF 2023

We are pleased to announce that the innovative Danish percussionist Marilyn Mazur will be bringing her eight-piece world-jazz orchestra Shamania, with a line-up of leading female Scandinavian musicians, to YSJF 2023.

The dynamic and hypnotic rhythms, played on an array of percussion instruments from around globe, can be heard on the albums “Shamania” (2019) and “Rerooting” (2022). Marilyn Mazur collaborated with Miles Davis in the 1980s and has had notable projects with Wayne Shorter, Gil Evans and Jan Garbarek.

Read more about Marilyn Mazur´s Shamania: MARILYN MAZUR | drummer-composer-bandleader
Ystads Teater 5 August at 12.00
All festival tickets to go on sale 30 March.

March 3rd, 2023|

Grégory Privat rounds off the first day at YSJF2023

Photo: Jeff Ludovicus

We are pleased to announce that the prominent French pianist Grégory Privat will provide a fitting finale to the first day of the festival with a captivating contemplative solo piano concert in the atmospheric abbey setting of Klosterkyrkan. Born in Martinique, Grégory Privat’s music stems from a beguiling mix of Caribbean, classical and jazz sources. His latest album, the meditative and mesmerising “Yonn” (2022), effortlessly blends these influences together and forms the basis for this late-night concert.


Grégory Privat “Yonn” 2 August 22.30 at Klosterkyrkan
Preliminary date for tickets to go on sale: 30 March.

Read more about Grégory Privat: Grégory Privat Website (

February 23rd, 2023|

Jan Garbarek Group feat. Trilok Gurtu at this year’s jazz festival!

Photo: Guri Dahl

We are extremely proud to present another one of this year’s concerts! Two hours with the Norwegian genius Jan Garbarek and his highly distinctive sound on soprano and tenor sax. The group consists of the Indian percussion magician Trilok Gurtu, the German jazz fusion pianist Rainer Brüninghaus, who has worked with Garbarek since 1988, and, on bass, the Brazilian Yuri Daniel, a member of the Jan Garbarek Group for over 10 years.

Concert 2 August 19.30 at Ystads Teater 

Preliminary date for tickets to go on sale: 30 March.

February 15th, 2023|

YSJF announces first artist for the 2023 summer festival

Kyle Eastwood!

Photo: Jerome Bonnet

YSJF is pleased to announce that the American bassist and composer Kyle Eastwood will be performing with his Quartet at the summer festival in Ystad on 3 August.
The son of film icon, Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood inherited his father’s love of jazz and has released nine albums since the late 1990s, displaying a broad range of stylistic approaches.
Kyle Eastwood’s twin passions are jazz and cinema, and the concert in Ystad – “Eastwood by Eastwood” – will feature music from Clint Eastwood’s movies.
As a film composer, Kyle Eastwood has contributed to the soundtracks of films such as “Mystic River”, “Invictus” and “Grand Torino” and his album, “Cinematic” (2019) includes music from films such as “Bullit” and “Skyfall”.
In his latest project, he brings together his quintet and a full symphony orchestra to play themes from Clint Eastwood’s films, like the Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns and the Dirty Harry movies. The “Eastwood Symphonic” album will be released later this year.
Tickets for Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival 2-5 August go on sale preliminary on 30 March


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