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29.06 – 01.09.2024

29. Summer Jazz Festival Kraków

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29. edition will be opened by solo recital of Brad Mehldau On July 12, the Christian Sands trio will perform on the stage at the Manggha Museum. The trio of Stacey Kent, Lizz Wright with the newly released album “Shadow” and vocalist José James with his band will also debut at the festival.

Tickets for the concerts are available at ticketmaster.pl.

Summer jazz festival Krakow 2024

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01.07 – 01.09.2024

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The program includes the inaugural New Orleans Sunday on the Main Market Square and Szczepański Square, and the beloved Solo Piano Week series in the Golden Hall of the Philharmonic. The festival will culminate in the second installment of the Kraków Spiritual Music Days series.

This year’s stage will also include: the Krakow Philharmonic, Radio Kraków, MSiTJ “Manggha”, Piwnica pod Baranami, Harris Piano Jazz Bar, Globus Music Club, Alchemia Club, Potocki Palace and the Castle in Rudno.

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Outdoor event

New Orleans Sunday

The festival inaugurates a grand outdoor event – New Orleans Sunday. It is a great celebration of traditional jazz, where a joyful and spontaneous audience gathers to play with lively sounds straight from New Orleans.

From noon, jazz performed by traditional jazz bands can be heard in the gardens of clubs and cafes on the Main Square. At 5 p.m., the dancing New Orleans Parade starts from the City Hall and heads towards Szczepański Square. The parade will be attended by musicians, dancers and several thousand fans of traditional jazz. The event ends with a concert on the stage at Szczepański Square.

CLUB CONCERTS

Selection of club concerts

This is where it all began… 28 years ago, Piwnica pod Baranami was filled with jazz for good in July. Several years later, Harris Piano Jazz Bar joined the regular program of the festival. Since then, the events held in these two adjacent venues have become the core of the festival.

From 2022, the festival clubs with regular concerts have also been joined by the Globus Music Club in Podgórze.

Concert series

Solo Piano Week

Solo Piano Week is the time to participate in solo piano concerts!

Created in 2012, the Solo Piano Weekend series has been expanded to the weekly Solo Piano Week series. The events take place at the Krakow Philharmonic in the Golden Hall. Vladislav “Adzik” Sendecki, Dominik Wania, Adam Makowicz, Bobo Stenson, Piotr Wyleżoł, and Alan Broadbent have already played m.in their recitals as part of the series.

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Krakow Spiritual Music Days

A new series of concerts at the end of the festival! 30.08 – 02.09.2023

At the beginning of the cycle, musical catharsis will guarantee us ecstatic sounds of Jan Garbarek’s saxophone.

The next day, Grażyna Auguścik and Jarek Bester will introduce us to the mood of reflection, who in the mystical interior of the Gothic church will present their own interpretations of folk melodies by Oskar Kolberg and Marian songs.

On September 1, in the 84. anniversary of the outbreak of World War II together with Markus Stockhausen, Olga Pasiecznik, Dominik Wania, Leszek Możdżer and the Krakow Philharmonic Choir will sound the project “The Bell for Peace”.

The last day of the cycle will be devoted to Jarek Śmietana, a great guitarist and unquestionable musical authority in the world of Polish jazz, who died 10 years ago. Radio Krakow will feature friends and long-time members of Jarek’s bands.

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Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are available for sale at the ticketmaster.pl and at the festival office at Karmelicka 52/1 in Krakow (here 10% discount).

Ticket prices start from PLN 27.00.

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The event is co-financed by the City of Krakow and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

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