Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival 2015

Dianne Reeves, Dave Holland, Kenny Barron, Robert Glasper, Marius Neset, Adam Baldych and Mathias Eick are among the attractions in southern Sweden this summer

This year’s Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival, directed as usual by pianist Jan Lundgren (pictured right), takes place 29 July-2 August in the southern Swedish town famed as the setting for the Wallander series.

It boasts a typically diverse programme including Dianne Reeves, Dave Holland, Kenny Barron, Robert Glasper, Maria João, Richard Bona, Tineke Postma, John Taylor, Dhafer Youssef, Nicole Johänntgen, Diana Torto, Karin Krog, Diogo Nogueira, Hamilton De Holanda, Marius Neset, Nils Landgren, Bobby Medina, Pierre Dørge New Jungle Orchestra, Rigmor Gustafsson, Linda Oh, Adam Baldych, Mathias Eick, Michel Reis, Jan Allan, Guinga, Lars Danielsson, Viktoria Tolstoy, Ewan Svensson, Sylvia Vrethammar and Worlds Around.

The music is set in various venues around the town, including outdoor cafés and the town’s picturesque neo-classical theatre. More details at ystadjazz.se or from info@ystadjazz.se.

See Mike Tucker’s report of last year’s event.

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