Festa Do Jazz

The Portuguese Jazz Fest is a festival organized by the Association Sons da Lusofonia and the São Luiz Municipal Theatre, run by the Lisbon City Hall. This event had its first edition in 2003 and it has always been dedicated to the Portuguese jazz musicians. However, some of the groups also include foreign musicians invited by the local leaders to be part of their projects and we have international partnerships that allow us to invite international musicians to be part of Portuguese Jazz Fest. The Festa do Jazz takes place at São Luiz Theatre in Lisbon in 4 venues of this theatre. During 3 days (Friday to Sunday) there are more than 25 concerts, 2 masterclasses and also a national contest, which includes around 17 bands representing music schools, invited to participate with their best jazz combos. A late night jam-session (00h00 to 02h00) completes the program at the end of each day. The 12th edition of the Festa do Jazz took place between 4th – 6th April 2014 and was focused on internationalizing our jazz scene by inviting Jacob Sacks (USA) and Steffen Schorn (DE) to a residency in Lisbon with Portuguese musicians. We also programmed the best Portuguese Jazz musicians to be part of this Jazz celebration. Check out our previous edition here.

Artistic Director:
Carlos Martins
Rua Da Rosa n. 145
1200-383 Lisbon
Phone: +351 21 346 32 44


15th Festa do Jazz! 7 – 9 April 2017

by Festa Do Jazz on Wed, 29/03/2017 - 11:20
The Portuguese Jazz Fest is a unique event in Portugal: musicians, students, producers, jazz lovers, journalists, parents, critics, celebrities - everyone comes together in the heart of Lisbon to celebrate the vibrant Portuguese jazz scene. This is where composition, improvisation and performance showcase creativity and curiosity... read more

14th Festa do Jazz: 16-20 March 2016

by Festa Do Jazz on Wed, 23/03/2016 - 16:31
The 14th edition of the annual „Festa do Jazz“, the festival of Portuguese jazz, will take place from 16th – 20th March 2016 in Lisbon.   This year the festival will keep growing and opening to the international jazz scene, while still maintaining its core value by celebrating Portuguese jazz in all its different forms. In... read more


by Festa Do Jazz on Mon, 02/03/2015 - 09:29
FESTA DO JAZZ 2015 http://www.sonsdalusofonia.com/ 27th, 28th, 29th March 2015 - (Friday to Sunday) São Luiz Teatro Municipal – Lisbon, Portugal The Festa do Jazz - Portuguese Jazz Fest is a festival organized by the Association Sons da Lusofonia and the São Luiz Municipal Theatre, held by the Lisbon... read more