The free jazz festival from October 14th to 17th, 2021 focuses on improvisation this year and invites you to enjoy music in the old town of Salzburg with a mask. You can check in for the day’s program in the afternoon at three 3-G check points.
SALZBURG. When the “Jazz & TheCity” festival opens in the scene on October 14th, “the unifying power of music” will prevail for a few days, as Andreas Gfrerer, Chairman of the Salzburg Old Town Association, says.
Mayor Harald Preuner is also looking forward to great music and nice conversations: “From the city’s point of view, it is important that life comes back here.”
Salzburg is a city where culture belongs and you notice the open-mindedness, explains Tina Heine, the festival director, who wants to convey an “airiness and lightness” when jazz sounds through the city from the open-air stage.
Registration stations for “Jazz & the City” Salzburg
The festival has its own QR code and relies entirely on 3Gs. At Residenzplatz, in the marionette theater and in the scene, you can register in the afternoon and pick up a colored ribbon for the respective evening.
“We want to create an incentive to feel good,” says Heine, who thought the festival was “free” and relies on improvisation. The Kollegienkirche and the Toihaus are freely used by the artists. “The rest is created on site.”
“Mask requirement is torture for some to die and others only go there when the others are all wearing masks.” Tina Heine
Budget from the previous year for the jazz festival
The “Jazz & The City” festival is taking place today with “different framework conditions than before 2020”. Since there is still something left from the previous annual budget, according to Sandra Woglar-Meyer, Managing Director of Altstadt Salzburg Marketing, the festival will be supported with 330,000 euros. A total budget of 460,000 euros has been made available.
“Although we have fewer stages, we have more staff,” explains festival director Tina Heine, who spoke of a “new reality” as an organizer in which, due to the corona situation, many of the plans that were previously organized seven months in advance did not materialize let more foresee.
“D, we are dying as organizers, can only be planned at very short notice at the moment.” Tina Heine
Value creation in Salzburg’s old town
Tina Heine is taking a new approach to catering for the participating artists. The musicians receive vouchers for the old town, which they can use in the city’s restaurants or for shopping. Because the “riders” with the artists’ catering requests have changed in recent years. Eat a healthy diet and demand regional cuisine or the beer brewed on site.
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