Beginning in 1991 it’s capital has been home to a modern, international jazz festival, staking claim at being one of the three most important in the world. The venues are what makes this festival quite unique for top rank musicians and the public. Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson, Ray Charles, to name a few, have all played at the Vienna State Opera, one of the finest leading Opera Houses.
Playing amongst museums, theatres, excellent restaurants and galleries in the Museumsquartier, the experience can only be described as remarkable.
[pictures courtesy of Jazz Fest Wien - from left to right, top down, Saxofour, Marianne Faithfull, Madeleine Peyroux, Cyndi Lauper, Bill Evans, Madeski, Martin & Wood, Liza Minnelli, John Lee Hooker Jr., Randy Brecker.]
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