The Nordic Embassies and Twins Jazz Club are excited to present the eighth annual Nordic Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C., June 24 – 29, 2014. Internationally acclaimed performers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will present the modern sound of Nordic Jazz over the course of six concerts, this year fully overlapping with DC Jazz Fest.

The festival presents a rare opportunity to experience six very different world-class Nordic groups and solo artists. One concert will be held at the Finnish Embassy, one at Embassy of Sweden/House of Sweden (four acts) and one at the Washington, DC jazz powerhouse Blues Alley, while four additional concerts will take place at the renowned Twins Jazz Club.

The artists
Nordic Jazz artists present a unique sound that emphasizes the natural elements of the Nordic countries with a modern interpretation. The contemporary Nordic Jazz scene is characterized by improvisation; the music tends to be experimental but melodically strong with a spacious sound and open song structures. The participants in Nordic Jazz 2014 are some of the Nordic countries’ most creative and interesting artists with strong educational backgrounds, international careers and several awards.

For a complete schedule of the Nordic Jazz 2014 festival and information about the bands, please visit:http://usa.um.dk/nordicjazz2014

Tickets to Twins Jazz: http://www.twinsjazz.com 

Rooftop Concert at House of Sweden 
On June 25, jazz bands from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden will take the rooftop stage at House of Sweden, Embassy of Sweden. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, first band at 7:00 pm. 

Lineup for the evening will be available shortly. Participating bands:
Kari Ikonen Trio (FI)
Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio (ICE)
Christian Winther Soul House (DK)
Anders Hagberg Quartet (SE)

Tickets are available through Eventbrite
Adults $35 and Children under 16 years of age $15

Join us for an unforgettable night with our beautiful view of Washington, D.C and the Potomac River! Cash bar with light food items will be available for purchase. CASH ONLY!

Inspired by Iceland