Reykjavik Jazz Festival


The Reykjavik Jazz Festival is a non profit organization dedicated to bring the best international music to the Icelandic music scene while presenting the local scene to the International one. The festival has been in operation since 1990 and is sponsored by the Reykjavik City festival fund as well as the Cultural Ministry of Iceland. The festival traditionally presents a variety of events from free in- and outdoors concerts to club nights, showcases and larger concerts.
Artistic Director:
Raudagerdi 27, 108
108 Reykjavik
Phone: 354 5883505
Fax: 354 5888215


Reykjavik Jazz Festival 2017

by Reykjavik Jazz Festival on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:10
The Reykjavik Jazz Festival takes place August 9-13 2017. The program can be viewed and downloaded in pdf here: It includes concerts by the Fred Hersch Trio, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra featuring Ole Morten Vågan, Vincent Peirani & Emile Parisien, Sigurður Flosason & Lars... read more

Spotlight on... Reykjavik jazz festival

by Reykjavik Jazz Festival on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 15:36
Interview with Sunna Gunnlaugs, made at the European Jazz Conference 2016 in Wroclaw. Since two years Sunna is in the organising Board of Reykjavik jazz Festival, the main jazz event in Iceland.      How did the story of Reykjavik festival started? In May 1990 it was Iceland's turn to host the Nordic Radio... read more

Reykjavik Jazz Festival 2016

by Reykjavik Jazz Festival on Wed, 03/08/2016 - 12:12
The Reykjavik Jazz Festival takes place for the 27th time August 10th to 14th at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik. The festival celebrates the Icelandic jazz scene as well as featuring collaborative projects and International stars. Some of the highlights include Bobo Stenson Trio, Gilad Hekselman Trio, Pascal Schumacher Left... read more

Reykjavik Jazz Festival: 12-16 August 2015

by Reykjavik Jazz Festival on Fri, 07/08/2015 - 15:16
The Reykjavik Jazz Festival is dedicated to presenting the best in Icelandic Music and to connecting it with the international music scene. The Reykjavík Jazz Festival, a member of the Europe Jazz Network, takes place in Iceland August 12-16, 2015 with close to 100 artists performing 20 concerts. Approximately third of the... read more

Program 2013 15-22 August

by Reykjavik Jazz Festival on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 16:36
  Fimmtudagur/Thursday August 15 18.00 Gathering at Kex Hostel. Parade preparation. 18.30 Jazz Festival Parade from Kex to the JazzCorner led by some of Iceland finest musicians. 19.00 JazzCorner - Opening Ceremony - Launch of the Reykjavik Jazz Festival Club. 20.00 Frikirkjan - Jónsmessa. Guitarist Jón P... read more