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Jazzfestival Saalfelden is an annual musical event taking place every August at Saalfelden on the Steinernes Meer, a town in the district of Zell am See in the Austrian state of Salzburg. The festival features performances in a variety of venues throughout the city and in the forest, surrounded by beautiful mountains.
The Mainstage at Congress Saalfelden is dedicated to international artists. Other venues include the City Park, Otto-Gruberhalle, a 1950s industrial hall, the Bookbindery Fuchs, the stage in the forest Kollingwald, the Kunsthaus Nexus, and Brücklwirtshaus in Saalfelden, a historic building dating back to 1400. Jazz festival guests can also enjoy camping directly on the shores of the Ritzensee.
Overall, Jazzfestival Saalfelden features over 60 concerts on 12 stages during a four day period. Previous lineups of the festival included drummer Gard Nilssen, percussionist Katharina Ernst, The Vijay Iyer Trio, Jason Moran, Vincent Courtois, Emilé Parisien Sextet "Louise" feat. Theo Croker, Isaiah Collier and the Chosen Few, Alba Careta Group, Paal Nilssen, Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, and Tom Rainey. Canadian saxophonist Anna Webber, Abacaxi Trio, guitarist Julien Deprez, the violin-piano duo Théo Ceccaldi and Roberto Negro, and many others.