Last year, Aarhus Jazz Festival started a project that focused on the city’s jazz history, beginning with the period 1919 – 1949.
In collaboration with Carsten Ljungkvist, author of the book Jazzens historie i Århus (The history of jazz in Aarhus), we will look at the many places, people, and bands that influenced the jazz scene throughout the years.
In 2018, we examine the period 1950 - 1979, which includes stories about the bars and venues Tagskægget, Karavellen, Saratoga Jazzklub, Bent J, and much more.
Read about Aarhus’ jazz history here and take a guided tour around the city’s historical jazz landmarks with the app Opdag Aarhus. During the jazz week, Aarhus Explorers organise walking tours of local places of interest, including many of the spots where jazz is and used to be played.