Tversted is a small, sleepy beach town on the northern edge of Jutland, but it comes alive every October for the annual Jazzy Days festival, which brings together an exciting mix of the best jazz artists from Denmark and the world.
This year’s festival features two-time BBC Jazz Awards Best Vocalist winner Ian Shaw, the young jazz saxophonist sensation Oilly Wallace and the Oilly Wallace Quartet, and the Danish jazz pianist Nikolaj Bentzon, among many others.
Most events take place at the old royal farm of Klitgården just south of town, but during the festival there will be concerts all over the city as well.
Tickets can be bought individually on the website for each performance. For the full festival experience, you can pick up one of the fifty Jazz Passes being sold. These give you free entrance to all events, but you should be prepared to pay for the privilege; they come at the steep price of 1,200 DKK.
Tversted is a short drive from the town of Hirtshals, from where you can catch ferries up to Norway, making this area an ideal stopover point for anyone planning an autumn road trip through Scandinavia. Check out the festival’s website for all the information on Jazzy Days, and to buy tickets.