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Blue House Youth Jazz Festival 2018

The Blue House Youth Jazz Festival is aimed at members of big bands and jazz ensembles based at the nation’s culture and music institutions, or those attending aesthetic programmes at upper secondary schools, adult education centres or university colleges of music.

The festival combines concerts with a range of inspiring meetings, workshops and clinics involving many of the nation’s foremost musicians and educators. You’ll also receive a ticket to the jazz concert on Friday. The weekend ends on Sunday with the Swedish Big Band Championship and a Jazz ensemble contest, with admission free of charge to the public. 

Friday March 16, 2018

Registration from 13:30 to 15:00 at Konserthuset Stockholm, there after inauguration, program with workshops and more, ending in the evening with jazz concert in the Main Hall.

Saturday March 17, 2018

A full day (9.00 am - approx. 23.00) with a variety of workshops with Swedish and international lecturers.

Sunday March 18, 2018

Competition Day (9:00 - 17:00) filled with this year's competitions for big bands and jazz ensembles. Open to the public.


The registration is closed for this year´s event. We wish you welcome back to next year´s festival.


Regrettably, the festival is not able to arrange accommodation for participants. We advise participants to make bookings as soon as possible, as there is high demand in Stockholm. Youth hostels in Stockholm


Fredrik Norén, the Swedish Jazz Federation (email or call +46 (0) 70-641 49 47) or email

The festival is organized in cooperation with Svensk Jazz.

Big Band Flute

Friday 16 March 2018 19.30

Magnus Lindgren takes us through the jazz history of the flute and simultaneously nods to the future with Blue House Jazz Orchestra – and special guest Hubert Laws!