Love it or loathe it, you cannot deny that jazz help shaped all modern music. And you may not know this, but Denmark played a major part in the story of this distinctly American music.
Copenhagen is widely regarded as the European Jazz capital. This is because the city has embraced and celebrated the genre with all its heart and, over the years, some of the most important jazz musicians even made the Danish capital their home.
This Summer the Copenhagen Jazz Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary, when over 250,000 people descend on the city for one of the biggest jazz events of its kind its Europe.
With similar festivals happening around Denmark this Summer, now is the perfect time to explore Denmark as the European home of jazz.
Roskilde may be more famous for its awesome contemporary music festival but it also likes to tip its hat to jas with Roskilde Jazz Days.
This cool event takes place every year in the third weekend of June at Roskilde Harbour with a weekend of live music that is absolutely free!
The concerts vary from contemporary jazz to traditional, blues and swing, so whichever way you swing, you won't be disapppointed.
While you're there, this is an excellent chance to explore Roskilde itself, one of Denmark's most charming historical cities.
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