Klaipėda Castle Jazz Festival
Klaipėda castle jazz festival is a jazz music festival that has been organised since 1994 and has received Klaipėda castle name. The festival is held annually on the first summer weekend. The event is identified by its stylistic diversity as it brings together the most prominent jazz musicians from all over the world. Among the performers that have attended the festival before are Maynard Ferguson, Toots Thielemans, Billy Cobham, Mike Mainieri, Victor Bailey, Chico & the Gypsies, Soweto Kinch, Nikki Yeoh, and Candy Dulfer.
Klaipėda castle was chosen as the festival’s symbol in hopes of promoting the renovation of the castle at the time and making it into one of the most prominent sites of the cultural heritage of the city. It was expected that the castle, at the time still being renovated, will become one of the places where the events of the festival will be held.