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Update:June 12, 2017

Sapporo City Jazz

Sapporo City Jazz is Japan’s largest jazz festival. Come out and enjoy live jazz performances by professionals and amateur groups from around the country.


July 2nd (Sun) - August 26th (Sat)

Opening Parade

Parade teams composed of more than 200 citizens will be playing jazz while walking around the city.

Date & Time

July 2nd (Sun) 13:00-


Odori Park 2-chome, Kita 3 Nishi 4, Chuo-ku (Free)

Park Jazz Live


July 15th (Sat), 16th (Sun)


Sapporo Art Park, Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway, and 20 other venues (free)

Music Tent Live

Prominent artists will appear on the stage in a specially built tent that can hold more than 550 audiences. Artists change daily. Enjoy the world of jazz to your heart’s content while savoring food and drinks of Hokkaido.


July 2nd (Sun) - 27th (Thu)


Odori Park 2-chome


500yen - 7,000yen

Appearing artists

Terumasa Hino Quintet, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, and others

North JAM Session

Artists from home and abroad get together on a stage surrounded by lush greenery. Come out and enjoy jazz with open mind.

Date & Time

August 26th (Sat) 13:00-


Sapporo Art Park outdoor stage


500yen - 5,000yen

Appearing artists

The Corea / Gadd Band (CHICK COREA & Steve Gadd)/ Blue Note Tokyo All Star Jazz Orchestra, and others

For additional concert information (Japanese page only)


Sapporo City Call Center