SummerJazz 2023

The colourful Jazz festival in Pinneberg
August 10th - 13th, 2023

Since 1996: Let there be Jazz!

4 days, 50 bands on 5 stages

The SummerJazz Pinneberg is the annual festival of jazz and jazz-ish music in Pinneberg, close to Hamburg. Since 1996, on the second weekend of August, from Thursday to Sunday, 50 artists will play on 5 stages right in the heart of Pinneberg. And you can watch and listen, and stroll between the stages, all within walking distance. All concerts are open-air and admission free! We fund our festival through our sponsors, your donations, and the sales of our wonderful annual festival pin that has already become a much sought-after collectors’ item!

Fun and variety

Blues, Boogie, Modern Jazz or Funk – all things jazz (and the like) can be enjoyed on our colourful festival.

We have stages of all sizes, 100 to 3.000 visitors per concert. We have local, national and international artists, and every year a new motto that our artists pick up for their performances.

Stay tuned what our 2023 motto will be...


Pinneberg is located right to the north of Hamburg in Northern Germany.

You can arrive by train (the train station "Pinneberg", about 30 minutes from Hamburg's central station, is only a five minute walk from our festival area) or by car. There is parking area under the "Hochbrücke" bridge and several parking decks nearby. Please see our parking guide.

Attention: You may want to avoid the parking deck "Rathauspassage" as it has early closing hours!

All our stages are fully accessible by wheelchair.

You can support us!

SummerJazz is organized by jazz-enthusiasts volunteers, and the festival is funded by sponsors and donations.

You can support our wonderful festival in several ways:

  • Buy our festival pin for EUR 10,-! It's available on the festival ground, and this year it's a beautiful turntable!
  • Support us by donating via PayPal!

Become our artist!

Since 1996, many national and international top acts were playing at the SummerJazz in Pinneberg.

Stefan Gwildis

Fellow musicians!

Every year until end of March we accept applications from bands and solo artists. If you play exciting music and would like to be on stage in our festival, please drop us a line and tell us about your music and your musician’s fee. We are a low-budget festival organized by volunteers, and can’t pay star fees, but we always conduct fair negotiations. 

Want to see who already played? Browse our artists (DE).

Jessy Martens

The contest

Every year we grant multiple awards to musicians in a contest. If you apply for our contest, we will pay a fee of max. EUR 400 (EUR 100 per musician), and you get the chance to win awards by our sponsors totalling up to EUR 2.500.

Contest or regular gig, we ask all participating artists to also play their own original compositions, and contribute to our annual motto!

Thorbjörn Risager & The Black Tornado

Apply now!

If you would like to play at our fine Jazz Festival, please excite us by sending a mail with audio or video links to our team or use the application form (only in German, sorry).

This is where the music is!

Our stages are located right in the heart of town:

Bühne 1: Stadtwerke Pinneberg Bühne - Drostei