Skellefteå Jazz Weekend

Skellefteå
Boston Jazz Club's jazz cafés and concerts have in recent years been an appreciated and well-attended feature of Skellefteå's cultural life. Now Boston takes a new approach and arranges a jazz weekend 24-26 February.

The world's first Jazz Weekend in Skellefteå's guest of honor is well known singer Ann Kristin Hedmark, who returns to her birthplace together with the band Mr Blues. Ann Kristin's visit gets extra shine from the fact that she is celebrating 60 years as an artist. Otherwise, the weekend offers, among other things, big band jazz with the newly formed Station Street Big Band , a jazz café with Holmström/Bergner/Jonsson , young talents from the Kulturskolan and pop up bands that appear in various places in the center.

With Skellefteå Jazz Weekend, the jazz club wants to reach out to more listeners, especially in a growing city with new residents.
- We want to show that the jazz genre is not as narrow and difficult to understand as some might think. On the contrary, the term jazz covers everything from solemn art music to open and happy dance music. We want to give a taste of pleasant and quality music from both professionals and amateurs, says chairman Mats Åkerström.

Program:

Friday-Saturday daytime: Pop-up bands at various locations in the center of Skellefteå, unannounced features. Free entrance.

Friday at 17.00 & 19.00 : Jazz on the stairs with Kulturskolan and the newly formed Station Street Big Band. Kulturtrappan, Sara cultural center. Free entrance.

Saturday at 1 p.m.: Jazz café. The staircase scene, Sara culture house. Holmström/Bergner/Jonsson, i.e. Erik and Tor Holmström, Magnus Bergner, Åsa and Mattias Granlund Jonsson.
Tickets: Member SEK 150 Non-member SEK 200, Youth SEK 0. (at the door subject to space).
Advance purchase on ticketmaster.se or Skellefteå Tourist Center.

Sunday at 19.00: Mr Blues with Ann-Kristin Hedmark. Nordanåteatern.
Tickets: Member SEK 300, Non-member SEK 375, Youth SEK 0.00 (at the door subject to availability).
Advance purchase at ticketmaster.se or Skellefteå Turistcenter.

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Contact information

Skellefteå

Contact: Mats Åkerström
Phone: +46-703188318

Organizer: Jazzklubben Boston

E-mail: mats@akerstrom.nu

Price information

Information on ticket price/free entry at each event.

 

Facts

Organiser : Boston Jazz Club in collaboration with Kulturskolan, Sara kulturhus, Visit Skellefteå and the association Skellefteå musikaliska.