Top 5 Jazz Festivals in Europe
If you are planning your trip to Europe, do not miss a chance to attend the best European Jazz Festivals. Here is the top 5 list for your consideration.
1. Alfa Jazz Fest, Lviv, Ukraine
Situated close to the Polish border, Lviv is a gorgeous little town with a beautiful architecture and nice people. Alfa Jazz Fest was established in 2011. Today it has three stages and hosts jazz artists from all across the world. This year it will be held from June 23 to 27.
2. Jazz a Vienne, France
Vienne attracts a lot of tourists all year around with its magical beauty, tasty food and good taste in music. French people love jazz! The best proof is a Jazz a Vienne festival that has to be on your must list if you live with the sounds of Jazz. The dates for the 2017 festival are 29 June-13 July.
3. A Love Supreme, Sussex
Sussex famous for its English Channel seaside resorts is also the place where you can dance and party enjoying the lively jazz rhythms. A Love Supreme, named after a studio album of American jazz saxophonist and bandleader John Coltrane, celebrates the best music from across the jazz, soul, and R&B. The festival will be held from June 30 to July 2.
4. Montreux jazz festival, Switzerland
Montreux Jazz Festival takes places each summer in Switzerland, allowing its attendants to enjoy the shores of Lake Geneva. It is a large jazz festival that offers a lot of space both to its artists and public. This year it will be held from 30 June to 15 July.
5. Umbria jazz festival, Perugia, Italy
Visiting Italy will leave you with wonderful memories of its arched stairways and cobbled alleys. Tuscanyforyou is one more reason to come here and spend a good time. In Perugia, you can hear the sounds of music around every medieval corner. The Umbria jazz festival cannot be missed if you are planning to stay in Italy from July 7 to July 16.
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