Everything from classic bebop, to jazz fusion, swing and nuevo tango is celebrated at the annual Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival, now in its 12th year. Enjoy multiple concerts at 23 sites around the city, including open-air venues, in the biggest edition of the event to date, consolidating the event's position as one of the highlights of the city's cultural agenda and of the international jazz scene.
Since 2008, the Festival's played host to some of the best international talent as well as welcoming home local artists who live abroad and giving an opportunity to new talent to be discovered. Various venues host a wide range of live concerts, one-off collaborations, acoustic jams and talks, with many events are free of charge.
Organisers maintain a tradition of bringing in international artists who have never played in Buenos Aires before while also providing a space for both established and up-and-coming local groups. Visitors can also expect one-off collaborations between local and international artists. British singer Norma Winstone opened the 2018 edition of the festival, with a concert at the Usina del Arte.
As well as the concerts, there'll be film series, dance events, classes and jam sessions open to the public.
Information on programming, venues and ticket sales is published on the city's festival website: festivales.buenosaires.gob.ar/jazz