JazzFest Now Syncopating Vienna Nights

The JazzFest Wien 2019 lines up some of the world’s coolest cats.

The 2019 JazzFest is welcoming greats from across the globe, from international superstar Gilberto Gil, a founder of the tropicalia movement and former Brazilian minister of culture, to Austrian native Harri Stojka, guitar virtuoso.

The JazzFest spans more than two weeks, from June 24 to July 10, and takes place at locations all over the city. Free concerts will take place at the Rathausplatz on June 30, July 1 and July 3, featuring the Vienna Big Band Project, Remy. X Band and Soundstairs –  but to catch a glimpse of the true greats, you’ll need a ticket – the full program is available here.

Fernanda Cunha, famous for her colorful repertoire, brings her vocal talent to the Reigen on July 6. This experienced Brazilian musician will join heavy-hitters like Helbe Machado, Afonso Pais, Fagner Wesley and Robin Gadernaier on stage for a one-night performance.

Dusko Goykovich, a Montenegro native and trumpeter known for bringing new melodies to jazz and considered one of Europe’s greatest jazz musicians, is playing at Jazzland. Spectators visiting from July 8 to July 10 can see him play his horn and show off his chops.

Also performing are cool cats like Bobby McFerrin, Jamie Cullum, Camilla George and Chilly Gonzales, to name a few.

These talents will be scatting throughout “The Music City” for another week. Tickets range between €27-€99 from venue to venue. Check out the full program for more information.

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Karl Neuwinger
Born 1988 in Boston, MA, USA. Started writing at a young age and was published in The New York Times for varies poetic entries. Worked in the film industry as a Director of Photography with writing credentials for The History Channel and numerous independent films around the east coast of the U.S. A jack-of-all-trades, he has sold art, dairy products and also framed houses. After working as a telecommunications engineer for over 10 years, he followed his passion for writing to Vienna and ended up on Metropole’s doorstep.

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