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Vilnius Jazz Festival 2023

Experience the splendor of jazz music in the heart of Lithuania

Dates: October 12–15, 2023

The glorious capital of Lithuania summons jazz enthusiasts for the annual jazz festival spanning four days in mid-October. Its stacked lineups feature established jazz icons and rising stars you would unlikely seek out. Some top draws were Nate Wooley's Knknighgh Quartet, Sofia Jernberg, Shai Maestro Trio, Vincent Courtois, Ping Machine, Brian Marsella Trio, Reinless, and Paweł Brodowski. Beyond the world-class live music, the festival program offers an array of workshops, jam sessions, and other events. The Old Theatre of Vilnius and Opera Social House are the most popular venues.

Vilnius Jazz Festival was birthed in 1987, and since then, this laid-back celebration has expanded to be listed on the international jazz calendar. One of the reasons folks adore the festival is its eclectic mix of jazz that appeals even to the most demanding audience. Prepare to rave in the traditional catchy swing and bebops rhythms and move to some contemporary avant-garde and experimental vibes. Another allure of the festival is its stunning historical host city of Vilnius, famed for its ample sightseeing options and opulent cuisine.

You can find more details on the upcoming edition on the Vilnius Jazz Festival's official website or Facebook. See the links in the External Resources. Also, we strongly recommend booking your hotel as far ahead as possible, as accommodations evaporate during the festival time. The options are provided on the map below.

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Authors: Olha Savych