FESTIVAL: STOCKHOLM JAZZ FESTIVAL
It’s that time of year again. Stockholm Jazz Festival is the highlight of any Stockholm jazz (looks up big book of jazz terminology) “cat” ‘s cultural calendar, and it’s back again this week, packing in a frankly absurd amount of concerts into the festival’s ten-day span. The weekend’s programme opens with Håkan Nyqvist’s Horncraft at Plugged Records on Friday at 18:00, and includes stars like Tonbruket and Rigmor Gustafsson, as well as extending to a photo exhibition of late-70s jazz by Per Erik Berglund and a showing of the film My Name is Albert Ayler. For a full programme go to stockholmjazz.se.
CHILL: YOGA + AFTER ADVENTURE
Scandic’s new Downtown Camper hotel lounge at Brunkebergstorg will be hosting Yoga every Sunday for the foreseeable future, and this Sunday is no exception. Christian Wigardt leads the classes in a yoga session that’s more relaxed and freewheeling than arch-traditional. After the class you can grab a drink in the bar at happy-hour prices, if you want to undo all the good health work you did with the yoga.
SHOW: RED BULL’S FLYING BACH
Admittedly, Red Bull is probably something you associate more with EDM than classical music. But maybe that’s all about to change. Red Bull’s Flying Bach is a show that follows a group of dancers and their teacher as they train for a performance, performed by contemporary dance group Flying Steps, to a soundtrack of Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier. Vartan Bassil from Flying Steps says he got the idea for the show after seeing a classical concert: “I liked the idea of replacing a ballerina, who pirouettes, with a breakdancer, who headspins”. It plays at Konserthuset on Sunday.