Copenhagen Jazz Festival is one of the largest and most respected music events of its kind in Europe and serves as a rendezvous for trades people, jazz enthusiasts and culture-minded folks in general. With over 250,000 guests per year, the festival is a tourist attraction as well. Copenhagen Jazz Festival takes place all over the the Danish capital in the first week of July. This numbers to 100 venues and approximately 1000 concerts every year.
The festival pays tribute to the freedom and fluctuations of jazz music as an art form and its treatment of musical aesthetics. It is the necessity for jazz to try something new, while preserving its more classical expression - that is the basis for its enduring success, making it capable of seducing new audiences, year after year.