This year's Sopot Jazz Festival will take place on October 4 - 6. For the third time, the artistic director will be world-renowned American saxophonist Greg Osby, who - as in previous years - seeks to work with talented musicians from various parts of the world, representing a broad scope of generations, as well as involving the wider circle of women in jazz. The program for Sopot Jazz Festival 2018 includes eight projects, seven of which were created especially for the festival. Musicians from 12 countries will be performing.
“My main goal is to show how jazz is evolving in the world. Though jazz was born in America, today it’s a global music, a platform that’s open to influences from many different cultures and ways of musical thinking. The program of the Sopot Jazz Festival is a result of my own experiences of many years, and exposes audiences to new musical phenomena, as well as new, creative musicians.” - Greg Osby in “Jazz Forum” magazine.
On the first day, concerts will take place on the chamber stage of the Teatr Wybrzeże (Monte Cassino st.), and on the two following evenings we invite you to the Grand Hotel. On each evening, there will be jam sessions at participating festival clubs (Teatr Atelier, Teatr BOTO), organized in cooperation with the Gdańsk Academy of Music.