Nordic Jazz 2014 presents Scandinavia’s top performers in Washington D.C. June 24th – 29th The Nordic Embassies and Twins Jazz Club are excited to present the eighth annual Nordic Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C., June 24th – 29th, 2014. Internationally acclaimed performers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will present the modern sound of Nordic Jazz over the course of six concerts, this year fully overlapping with the DC Jazz Fest.The festival presents a rare opportunity to experience six very different world-class Nordic groups and solo artists. One concert will be held at the Finnish Embassy, one at Embassy of Sweden/House of Sweden (four acts in one extended concert) and four additional individual concerts will be played at the renowned Twins Jazz Club (Washington D.C.).The artistsNordic jazz artists present a unique sound that emphasizes the natural elements of the Nordic countries with a modern interpretation. The contemporary Nordic Jazz scene is characterized by improvisation; the music tends to be experimental but melodically strong with a spacious sound and open song structures. The participants in Nordic Jazz 2014 are some of the Nordic countries’ most creative and interesting artists with strong educational backgrounds, international careers and several jazz prizes in their curriculum vitae.