COPENHAGEN JAZZ FESTIVAL Since it was established in 1979, the Copenhagen Jazz Festival has wowed crowds each July with a week-long celebration that sets the Danish capital buzzing. Choose from numerous outdoor concerts in public squares, parks, and along the waterfront, or check out the city’s bars, clubs, and concert halls for gigs by Scandinavian and global music stars.
CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL Dubbed “Africa’s Grandest Gathering” by toe-tapping musical aficionados, Cape Town’s two-day event in April each year attracts around 40 acts and is one of Africa’s most prestigious musical events.
ST. LUCIA JAZZ What started as a simple marketing ploy to boost tourism during the May low season is now a bona fide St Lucian tradition that includes everything from jamming sessions to concerts of flamboyant straight-ahead jazz. The late-night, alfresco picnic-style events are particularly intimate.