Listen to jazz all summer at Skansen! Begin June 17-19 with the popular Stockholm Jazz Festival, and continue with concerts in the jazz series Blå måndag, starting off with the famous jazz singer Georgie Fame the July 11.
Sthlm Jazz Fest 2011
The Stockholm Jazz Festival moved to Skansen this year after having spent many years on the island Skeppsholmen, close to the Moderna Museet. The reason the festival chose Skansen is mainly because it is widely recognised as one of Stockholm and Sweden's national treasures, and has in recent years been a platform for some of the most acclaimed musical performances. It also hosts the hugely successful Allsång – a live broadcast sing-a-long program that takes place on the Solliden stage, a critical as well as commercial success.
This year's festival, scheduled to take place in the heat of summer will bring together two musical juggernauts and promises to be a memorable one. The dates to remember are the June 17 to 19.
For more information go to Sthlm Jazz Fest 2011
Blå måndag – blue mondays
Mondays are dedicated to jazz when the jazz series Blå måndag starts July 11. It is a whole package of enjoyable events on different venues at Skansen – from the porch at Gubbhyllan where one can start with good food listening to live jazz music, to the concert on the Solliden stage and then the dancing to ballroom band at the Galejan dance pavillion to round up the night.
Artist performing at Blå måndag
July 11 Georgie Fame
July 18 Mathias Algotsson Trio performs works of the Swedish piano legend Jan Johansson
July 25 Svante Thuresson with Kjell Öhman, Hans Backenroth and Jocke Ekberg
August 1 Christina Gustafsson and Birgit Lindberg with Erik Söderlind and Anders Färdal
August 8 Andy P & Jideblaskos
August 15 Beng Hallberg and Rune Gustafsson
August 22 Peter Asplund and Margareta Bengtson with Sandviken Big Band