Jazzaar Festival Aarau, Switzerland
Jazzaar Festival is a music festival with a heart for cultural exchange and music education. Every April the audience is entertained with world class musical works; classics and premiers in the Afro-American, European and folk traditions as well as fusions into other world genres.
But most uniquely, Jazzaar Festival is known for its learning on the bandstand productions with professionals of international and national acclaim and selected Swiss youth that culminate into memorable and grand performances that showcase the basic ingredients for cultural sustenance – tradition, interaction, innovation and progress!
Bandstand Learning with Role Models
Jazzaar Festival is a vital platform for youth musicians keen on learning on the bandstand. This educational program incorporates real productions with professional musicians as colleagues and coaches. ‘Bandstand Learning with Role Models’ emphasizes on training received on the job from working professionals as mentors in the art of music making and problem solving.
Thus, Jazzaar Festival has equipped many a young musician since 1992 with high aspirations in pursuing excellence with the task at hand. Its alumni continue to contribute professionalism into any field they venture. Naturally many have gone to lead a life of music successfully in Switzerland and internationally too.