Jazz Around Festival is a unique celebration where funk, groove, soul and jazz in the broadest sense reign supreme. It is where youth meets tradition, iconic work meets bold sound and novelty meets avant-garde. The second edition of the festival moves to Katowice, where a wider audience will gather in new venues – the International Congress Center, adapted for the festival, and the beautiful concert hall of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The festival is now fully indoors, which elevates the audiophile experience regardless of the weather. International bookings and an innovative approach to arranging the festival’s line-up create a unique jazz event on a national scale, the likes of which have never been seen in Poland before!
Following the idea of being in constant motion, the organizers of the Jazz Around Festival decided to move this year’s edition from the castle interiors to post-industrial Katowice, a city teeming with life and culture of the highest quality. Recognized as the home of Polish jazz and pop music, Katowice is a perfect match for the festival’s premise. The shared histories of the city and the music create another essential point on the map of global festivals such as the North Sea Jazz Festival or the Montreux Jazz Festival.