2017 a total of 37 concerts were played on a total of seven venues and four stages. New on the program were 5 concerts on the new, free stage NEXUS +, which were sensationally well received. The opening project was awarded this year to Gerald Preinfalk, who officially launched the festival on Friday with his nine-man band. In total, 187 artists from 28 nations were honored to perform at our festival.
The spellbinding Jazzfestival Saalfelden has been attracting fans of jazz music for more than three decades. Every year during the final weekend of August, the town of 17,000 becomes the centre of the jazz universe. The event itself has become a significant date in Europe’s annual music calendar. The festival has lent international significance to the town and has become the ideal platform for new encounters and intercultural exchange in the world of jazz.