Newly renovated Fasching celebrates 40 years!

By on February 11, 2017

With newly renovated rooms and a freshly jubilee logo celebrates Sweden’s biggest jazz club 40 years. During the years has greats like Polar Prize winner Wayne Shorter, The Sun Ra Arkestra, Kamasi Washington and many others played on this, Scandinavia’s most important jazz scene. The anniversary year offers numerous high-quality concerts and some exciting surprises that are revealed during the year.

In time for the forty anniversary, the venerable club got a brand new entrance, cloakroom and toilets have been moved and made room for a relaxed bar with big open windows to the street. The renovation has been done in collaboration with architecture and design concepts Stockholm. With antiquarian help and old photographs and drawings has the building’s original expression from 1906 recreated. Large rectangular windows have been raised against Kungsgatan, old original windows have been restored and copied to obtain a uniform and period look.

It’s a makeover for Fasching! The bar is a given watering hole for jazz lovers, but also for those who just want to pop in for a drink, says Louise Nordgren, substitute marketing manager at Fasching.

The facelift is also reflected in the new design language and new logotypeused during the anniversary year 2017.

During the spring plays among many other guitarist John Scofield, singer Viktoria Tolstoy and Snarky Puppy-keyboardist Bill Laurence at Fasching. Selam Festival occupies Fasching in March and music collective Blacknuss celebrating its 25th anniversary with the serie Blacknuss Fasching Sessions during the spring. When Fasching now celebrating 40 years as a jazz institution is it done with an eye toward the future.

Fasching has always been about taking jazz forward. We look back for inspiration and many of yesterday’s jazz heroes are still on Fasching’s scene because they are renewing itself and continues to stands for a striking modernity. In the spring program, it is clear that for us is always about presenting jazz where it stands today and where it is headed tomorrow, says Eric Birath, CEO at Fasching.

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