|Stockholm Jazz Festival|
|Genre||Jazz, free improvisation, world music|
Stockholm Jazz Festival, is an annual music festival that was established in 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden, originally called the Stockholm Jazz and Blues Festival. A portion of the first festival was broadcast on Swedish television.
Claiming to be one of the oldest festivals in Sweden, the Stockholm Jazz Festival celebrated its 20th birthday in 2003, refusing to give up its main venue on Skeppsholmen since long having a status as the soul of the festival, the backdrop of the Stockholm harbor regarded as the distinguishing mark of the festival.
The festival has hosted Swedish musicians such as Arne Domnérus, Monica Zetterlund, Nils Landgren, Peps Persson, and Lisa Ekdahl, in addition to Pepper Adams, Count Basie, B.B. King, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miriam Makeba.
The festival emphasizes world music and improvisational music. In October 2016 acts from around the world included Kristin Amparo, Peter Asplund, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Tony Buck, Avishai Cohen, Fatoumata Diawara, Itamar Doari, Tia Fuller, Steve Gadd, Abdullah Ibrahim, Magnus Lindgren, Hailu Mergia, Roscoe Mitchell, Omri Moealso, Lina Nyberg, Cecilia Persson, Alfredo Rodriguez, and Archie Shepp. Venues ranged from small clubs to concert halls.