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Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2024

Catch local and international jazz stars at the premier destination for music lovers

Dates: July 5–14, 2024

Copenhagen Jazz Festival
Copenhagen Jazz Festival
Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Every summer, a small Scandinavian Denmark becomes home to some of Europe's most important international music annual events. Get ready for an "ocean of music style" across multiple days over a thousand concerts over a hundred different stages occupying the Danish capital.


The Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2024 will feature an array of distinguished artists. Rufus Wainwright has been announced as the first headliner. American guitar icon Bill Frisell and his trio are set to perform, while Anohni and The Johnsons will reunite for two special nights. Grammy-winner Cécile McLorin Salvant will also grace the stage at DR Koncerthuset, offering audiences a chance to experience her exceptional talent. In addition to concerts by big-time jazz stars, spectators can take in a special program and develop their skills in contemporary composition, songwriting, and production.

Jazz for Kids

Jazz for Kids is a cherished theme at our festival, offering top-tier jazz performances tailored for our youngest audience and their families. Participating artists are professional musicians who curate bespoke shows incorporating all senses through play, dance, storytelling, and the visual arts. Jazz for Kids Concerts features Musiksanseriet, Deodato Siquir, Martini's For Børn, Moussa Diallo Trio with 'Cirkeline & Coco Rejser til Afrika,' Mek Pek's Åh Abe Trio, Yasmins Børneafro, and many others.

Locations & Tickets

The Copenhagen Jazz Festival hosts approximately 1,200 concerts at over 120 venues scattered across various neighborhoods in Copenhagen, including Amagerbro+Ørestad, Frederiksberg, Østerbro, Nørrebro, Valby+Sydhavn, Vesterbro, Inner City, and Greater Copenhagen. Many concerts take place in the streets, on historic squares, and along the city's picturesque canals. Most of the events are free and open to the public. Ticketed events are available for 100-500 Danish Krone.

History of the Festival

Since 1979, the Copenhagen Jazz Festival has been a highlight of Europe's music calendar, drawing 250,000 guests annually to enjoy top-notch jazz performances across the city. From iconic venues like the Royal Theatre to open-air stages and family-friendly parks, the festival celebrates Copenhagen's rich jazz legacy while embracing innovative sounds and diverse audiences. It's a vibrant showcase of world-class music in a friendly, creative atmosphere, making Copenhagen come alive with jazz day and night.

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