Escape the Winter Blues at the Red Sea Winter Jazz Festival Eilat
If you’re tired of cold and dreary nights, a trip to Israel’s Red Sea coast might be just what the doctor ordered. In addition to being one of the liveliest destinations in the country, the city of Eilat is also home to one of the most popular music festivals in Israel; the Winter Red Sea Jazz Festival Eilat.
A brief history of the Red Sea Winter Jazz Festival
Since 1987, Eilat has played host to the Red Sea Jazz Festival, a four-day gathering of some of the best local and international jazz performers. The wildly popular event, which is undeniably the most popular Jazz Festival in Israel, primarily takes place towards the end of August and is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and world class performances. In 2010, organizers decided to arrange a sister festival during the winter months. The first Winter Red Sea Jazz Festival Eilat was held in January 2011 and has become a mainstay on the festival calendar ever since.
What to expect
A true jazz lover’s delight, the Red Sea Winter Jazz Festival in Eilat combines intimate performances with master classes and late night jam sessions. Set across a number of venues within the city, festival-goers can witness a number of performances from popular Israeli acts and ground-breaking international performers. The festival has become renowned for its one-night-only collaborations, with performers eager to push the envelope on stage with their peers.
Budding jazz musicians are sure to get a kick out of the festivals master classes, where noted performers share their secrets and offer invaluable advice. For those looking to revel long into the night, late night jam sessions are the way to go.
Enjoy the party
Whether you’re planning on attending all of the performances at the Winter Red Sea Jazz Festival Eilat or simply looking to dabble, a trip to Eilat is all but guaranteed to be a busy one. The lively city is home to an array of tourist-friendly attractions, as well as a plethora of restaurants, shops, and bars. What’s more, winter temperatures are very comfortable, and certainly beach-friendly, so if you’re looking for a winter getaway destination, it’s the perfect choice.
The 2017 Winter Red Sea Jazz Festival is scheduled to take place from Thursday-Saturday, February 9-11. For those travelers planning a trip to the Red Sea Winter Jazz Festival Eilat, Herods Eilat Hotels offer the perfect pampering accommodation.
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