41. International Jazzfestival Saalfelden - first highlights

Thursday, 05.03.2020

41. International Jazzfestival Saalfelden - first highlights

We are delighted that a first series of artists have agreed to perform at the 41st Saalfelden Jazz Festival.

It is a time-honored tradition for the artistic management to commission an Austrian musician with opening the festival. This year, the Austrian Fabian Rucker has received this distinction. Fabian Rucker and his eponymous quintet will open the festival with a performance on the Main Stage.

Fabian Rucker – saxophones, synth
Philipp Nykrin – piano, synth
Mike Gamble – guitars
Kurt Kotheimer – bass, synth
Peter Kronreif – drums 


First Highlights
Saalfelden is proud to present a selection of bands from the very diverse Austrian jazz scene this summer. While Christoph Cech will open the Short Cuts series with his 16-member ensemble on Thursday, the bands Chuffdrone and Mario Rom’s Interzone will present their newly released albums on the Mainstage. 
We are pleased to welcome drummer Katharina Ernst—who will present several of her projects—as Saalfelden’s 2020 artist-in-residence. We can also look forward to performances by Astrid and Beate Wiesinger—aka „Duo 4675“. As well by Georg Vogel and his band Dsilton, and by „GeoGeMa“ (Georg Vogel, Gerald Preinfalk, and Matheus Jardim). Last but not least, the Orwah Saleh Band and Karl Ritter will showcase their exceptional artistic vision on the City Stage.