40th International Jazzfestival 2019
83 concerts - 60 of them with free access
For the anniversary, the festival was completely renovated. Numerous new stages have been created. A festival centre was built at the town square in front of the Congress with its own concert stage and a young and attractive gastronomy concept. The stage in the Stadtpark Saalfelden was also a new location - a meeting place in the middle of the green. Artists in Residence projects by Maja Osojnik and Lukas König were staged in an old, empty district court as well as in the "Fuchs" bookbinding shop. Other highlights were the numerous flash mobs in unusual places, for which the artist Lukas Kranzelbinder spontaneously joined forces with other musicians. The ranch, where it all began in 1978, was re-recorded for the first time. There, The Sketchbook Quartet and Wolfgang Puschnig performed "Fulsome X" on Wednesday. The concert was completely sold out. Due to the heavy rain, the new concert hike with Lukas Kranzelbinder, Jim Black and other great musicians had to be shortened.