The Malta Jazz Festival 2015 celebrates its 25th year this summer with a varied programme of events that will keep the jazz aficionado and layman enthralled. For this special anniversary, the festival will take place on four days, from 16 till 19 July, instead of the usual three-day line-up.
The extension sees the Commonwealth Jazz Day bringing two important artists to the island – saxophonist Soweto Kinch from the UK who intertwines jazz with rap and bassist Richard Bona from Cameroon, another well established musician in Paris and New York.
Valletta 2018 is proudly supporting Jazz on the Fringe which includes gigs around the island as part of free masterclasses held in the Malta Summer Jazz Camp and a competition for young upcoming jazz musicians through the Malta Jazz Contest. This year the masterclasses will include classes in piano, guitar, drums, bass, saxophone and musical arrangement.
Tickets for the Malta Jazz Festival 2015 are at €30 for a single-day ticket (seated), €75 for a 3-day block ticket (seated) or €90 for a 3-day block ticket + Commonwealth Jazz night (seated). Standing single-day tickets are also available for €20 (free seating available), a 3-day block ticket (standing) can be bought for €40 (free seating available) and a 3 day-block ticket + Commonwealth Jazz night (standing) for €50 (free seating available).