Saturday, April 25, 2009

2009 Seoul Jazz festival 14th ~ 17th May

What: 2009 Seoul Jazz festival
Venue: Sejong Performing Arts center, Grand Theatre, Gwanghwamun, Central Seoul
Dates: 14th ~ 17th May
Line-up: Omar Sosa and Incognito will open on May 14, The Swell Season (from the musical film "Once") on May 15, 16 and many more musicians to participate in the festival . May 17 is a 'Funky groove' night featuring "Common Ground". See festival website for full program.
Tickets: \110,000 (R seats) / \88,000 (S seats)
\77,000 (A seats)/ \55,000 (B seats)
\44,000 (C seats)

General Description:

The freedom of Jazz music leads to peaceful Seoul….

A touching stage with a beautiful sound created by the world’s best musicians
A prestigious music festival held in downtown city along with the sweet scent of wine

Seoul Jazz Festival opens on May 14, 2009

2009 Seoul Jazz Festival that has emerged as one of representative music festivals in Korea will be held in Sejong Center for 4 days from May 14.
Seoul Jazz Festival was inaugurated in 2007 with performances presented by world-renowned artists including the greatest fusion jazz artist Pat Metheny, Joe Sample and Randy Crawford differentiating itself from other music festivals. The 2ndSeoul Jazz Festival invited many idiomatic musicians including Crusaders, Incognito, Chris Botti and Nouvelle Vague and presented performances in a different theme every day embracing music fans from all walks of life.

The 3rd Seoul Jazz Festival held in 2009 will be more popular and diversified than the last two festivals and will further push for popularization of jazz music.
See Sejong Center website(click English, and then Performance/exhibition):

You can get more info. here and see the program at the Jazz festival website (although English page gives 404 error):

Location and Transport:
Address: 81-3, Sejong-no Chongno-gu, Seoul, 서울 110-821
Closest subway: Line 5 -Purple Line Gwanghwamun subway exit 8 or 1. See map.

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