The oldest jazz festival in Iceland !

Jazz Festival in Egilstaðir, Iceland

The first JEA festival was held on June 23 1988. The festival is the longest running jazz festival in Iceland.

Árni Ísleifs is the godfather of JEA and he was the director until 2006. Many great musicans have performed at JEA. Svend Asmussen, Peter Gullin, Paul Weeden, Finn Ziegler, Mezzoforte, Deitra Farr, James Carter and many more. The festival is rising and is getting more and more popular every year.


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