International jazzfestival saalfelden
the stages of jazzfestival

The Stages

International Jazzfestival Saalfelden 

Every single stage of the festival impresses with its very own character: the sophisticated Mainstage with its exciting main concerts at Congress Saalfelden, the spin-offs and cheeky performances at the Shortcuts, the diversity of free concerts in the Stadtpark, at Kunsthaus Nexus, at Buchbinderei Fuchs or at the new location Otto-Gruber-Halle. In addition, several natural stages and alpine huts around Saalfelden offer a unique combination of stunning mountain panoramas and varied jazz music.

Mainstage / Congress Saalfelden

As the name suggests, the main stage is the heart of the Jazzfestival. The majority of performances take place here, 12 to be exact. Every year, this is a meeting place for newcomers as well as renowned, big names from the international jazz scene.

Shortcuts / Kunsthaus Nexus

Six performances will take place on this stage, which is a host to smaller groups as well as improvisational and experimental projects from the main stage. This is an absolute must for serious jazz fans!

Citytracks / Otto Gruber Hall

The Otto Gruber Hall was built in the 1950s and served the Otto Gruber agricultural machinery company as its first own workshop for almost 50 years. With its central location directly in the Mittergasse Saalfelden and its industrial flair, it reflects the urban facet of Saalfelden. The jazz artists breathe new life into the Gruberhalle with a total of eight free concerts - impressive atmosphere included!

Nexus+ / Kunsthaus Nexus

In addition to the Shortcuts, the Kunsthaus Nexus also offers a stage for the Nexus+ concerts in this year' s festival. With a varied mix of performances by Austrian and European bands, solo concerts and a children's concert, multifaceted musical surprises are guaranteed in this location.

Citytracks / Bookbindery Fuchs

Like last year, the creative ambience of the Bookbindery Fuchs becomes a musical inspiration. Between original handicraft machines, several authentic and unique impro sessions will find a suitable setting here.

Park Tracks / Stadtpark Saalfelden

The forgotten green Pearl of Saalfelden will again become an open-air stage and musical meeting place for young and old for four days this year. The program includes selected concerts and cool DJ sets -all for free admission!

Mountain Tracks / Concerts in Saalfelden's mountain and natural scenery

After the great success of the Mountain Tracks in the past years, this concert series will be extended by some highlights this year. The WE HIKE JAZZ tours find their counterpart in the new format WE BIKE JAZZ, a musical bike tour. Other mountain concerts will take place at the locations TONspuren stage, mountain inns Biberg and Huggenberg, Natural Cinema Asitz, Lettlkaser Hut, Peter Wiechenthaler Hut, Forsthofalm and Stöcklalm.