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Jazz Baltica 2023

Five stages and 30 concerts during one summer weekend by the Baltic sea

Jazz Baltica is a popular annual festival that takes place every June or July in a beautiful seaside setting: the main hall of Maritim Seehotel Timmendorfer Strand and the surrounding beach park. Held since 1990, Jazz Baltica draws jazz artists from around the world and about 20,000 jazz fans. With a focus on contemporary jazz and world music. the festival features many free concerts of emerging and local musicians. Families can attend a children's music workshop and a concert for the youngest audience.

Soothing sounds of jazz can be enjoyed near the Maritim MainStage, right on the beach, a park stage under the trees, JazzCafé and JazzClub, and other locations with a unique and intimate atmosphere. The lineup of JazzBaltica features spans various genres and styles. Past lineups included Dave Brubeck, Albert Mangelsdorff, Max Roach, Milt Jackson, Wolfgang Dauner, Marcin Wasilewski, Kate McGarry, Nils Landgren, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, Dianne Reeves, Pat Metheny, Cæcilie Norby, Viktoria Tolstoy, Ulf Wakenius, Tomasz Stanko, Lars Danielsson, and Michael Wollny.

One of the highlights of the festival is the Jazz Baltica All-Star Band, with a changing lineup of European musicians. A well-known Swedish jazz musician Nils Landgren participated in Jazz Baltica Ensemble in 2020 and 2021. The festival has always featured many musicians from Scandinavia, Northern Germany, and the Baltic states.

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