This year’s Sopot Jazz Festival will take place on October 5-7. Since 2016, the Festival’s artistic director has been Greg Osby, a legendary American saxophonist.
Similarly to last year, Greg Osby seeks to work with talented musicians from diverse corners of the world, musicians representing various generations, and also the involvement of a broader array of women in jazz. This year he has invited extraordinary artists from 14 countries, representing 5 continents, to participate in the program. Eight groups will appear during the three days of the Festival, the majority being projects created at its request, adequately illustrating the consolidation of people and cultures through jazz.
The fabulous Sofitel Grand Sopot Hotel will host all of the Festival evenings, after which jam sessions, organized in cooperation with the Gdańsk Academy of Music, will be held in affiliated jazz clubs (Atelier Club, BOTO Theater). It’s worth adding that this year’s Festival program includes musicians who presented their talents last year, in the course of that Festival’s jam sessions.
A detailed program the Sopot Jazz Festival will be issued in mid-August.