Join us for the 2020 edition of Amersfoort Jazz, an annual festival, held in the historic inner city of Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Over four days, about 80.000 visitors enjoy 50 concerts of World Jazz, adventurous and improvised music, an eclectic mix of musical genres and cultural traditions from all over the world. The 42nd edition of this event takes place on May 14-17, 2020.
Amersfoort Jazz is proudly presenting living legends as well as young talents from The Netherlands and abroad. Since 2017, Amersfoort Jazz is succesfully hosting the Sena Performers International Jazz Laureate Festival, introducing exceptional talents from 9 countries on stage – in full fledged concerts at unique locations. By connecting the artists to the international network at the festival and the parallel World Jazz Conference, Amersfoort Jazz strives to be an international hub for the next generation of World Jazz musicians. Each year, Amersfoort Jazz pays particular attention to World Jazz from a specific country abroad, leading to sustainable connection, alliance and exchange. Last years, the focus was on Thailand, South Africa, Spain, Belgium and Israel. In 2020 the focus is on World Jazz from Hungary.
Amersfoort is regarded as one of the cultural cities in the Netherlands. Its historic inner city, known for its well preserved medieval walls, squares and monasteries, is the ideal place for a diverse and dynamic music festival like Amersfoort Jazz. All concerts are within walking distance and free of charge to the public.