Local and international jazz acts


Jazz in the heart of Bad Gastein! The concert series "summer.jazz.in.the.city" is for many music lovers one of the most beautiful open air events in the Gastein Valley. And a fixed point in the event calendar!


Over the years, the summer concert series has made a name for itself beyond the region. Year after year, locals, guests, music and jazz lovers from all over the world come to the traditional Merangarten in Bad Gastein to experience summer jazz in the city live. But not only the audience, also the jazz musicians are international. From greats of the Austrian jazz landscape to innovative, young jazz acts and rising stars of the local and international jazz scene: at the Gastein Jazz Festival, they all provide a real feast for the ears.

with free admission!

June 26 to August 28, 2024

Jazzy sounds on balmy summer evenings in the Merangarten - in bad weather in the Wiener-Saal in the Grand Hotel De l'Europe

A colorful program for jazz lovers

Because the program of summer jazz in the city again has a lot in store for the guests. From jazz to ethno to funk & blues - the events are as colorful and diverse as jazz itself. Responsible for the program is the concert promoter "Jazz im Sägewerk", which is not only known to jazz lovers. Founded in 2000, the venue has become one of the most important temples of jazz in Austria.


Make yourself comfortable on the benches and chairs in the Merangarten or find a romantic spot under the trees. And enjoy the balmy summer evenings at a free outdoor jazz concert! Should the weather gods not cooperate, a nice alternative is provided: In case of bad weather, the concerts will take place in the Wiener Saal at the Grand Hotel De l'Europe.


Acts of the summer.jazz.in.the.city 2024

Wednesday, 26.6.2024



With "Sunkeeper", Tyrolean guitarist Achim Kirchmair has succeeded in creating an album that conveys a wonderful lightness. Fusion jazz that is rich in elegance, compositional suppleness and discreet unobtrusiveness.


8.15 pm - Merangarten Bad Gastein

Wednesday, 3.7.2024



In the T.O.L. project, David Binderberger, Lukas Pamminger and Klaus Brennsteiner are mainly dedicated to funk, but jazz, fusion and the endless exploration of free improvisation à la Wayne Krantz are not neglected either.


8.15 pm - Merangarten Bad Gastein

Wednesday, 10.7.2024

Rupert Kirchmair 4tet


A joy of playing that fills the room, the head and the heart. From lyrically delicate to ecstatically sparkling. From relaxed swinging to energetic rocking. The band draws the raw materials for its improvisations not only from jazz but also from the art music of past centuries and popular music.


8.15 pm - Merangarten Bad Gastein

Wednesday, 17.7.2024

Fön3 - Jonas Zink


Musical communication is at the heart of the work of these three young musicians. Primarily rooted in the world of modern jazz, their pieces are influenced not only by Latin, but also by blues and fusion.


8.15 pm - Merangarten Bad Gastein


Wednesday, 24.7.2024

Mario Berger guitar solo


"When Mario Berger picks up the strings, you feel transported to another, more beautiful world." This reaction from his audience is probably the reason why many enthusiastic reviews and concert tours through Austria, southern France, Switzerland and Spain followed the release of his solo album "Sentimento".


8.15 pm - Merangarten Bad Gastein

Wednesday, 31.7.2024



The trio Harry Sokal, Herbert Pirker, JoJo Lackner, which goes by the name of "Groove Unlimited", promises a rousing performance full of energy and musical virtuosity. Together they will present a new project that explores the boundaries of jazz and experiments with elements of funk, rock and fusion.


8.15 pm - Merangarten Bad Gastein

Wednesday, 21.8.2024



In Slavic mythology, we know Baba Yaga as a wild, unpredictable, often dangerous female figure. And this is exactly what the band Baba Yaga sounds like: spirited Balkan tunes mix with virtuoso klezmer pieces, lively gypsy jazz and sensual oriental dances.


8.15 pm - Merangarten Bad Gastein

Wednesday, 28.8.2024



The main artistic concern of this trio is to rework and fuse traditional material from various musical areas in an innovative, original and, not least, humorous way in rhythmic, harmonic, melodic and formal terms, whereby this fusion has concentrated for some time on down-to-earth folk music.


8.15 pm - Merangarten Bad Gastein

Further cultural highlights

Snow Jazz Gastein
Snow Jazz Gastein
Jazz in the snow
The classical concert summer in Gastein
An international art and culture festival in Gastein