The time-consuming non-Rifftides project we told you about earlier this month has wrapped up and we are moving on to other matters. When certain permissions have been approved, that project’s overseers will announce it. I think it’s safe to predict that many of you will be pleased to know about it.
Among impending commitments: we will be covering the 2019 Ystad Jazz Festival in Sweden. It has been a couple of years since Rifftides has been to Ystad, which hosts one of Europe’s most consistently rewarding festivals. We are looking forward to returning. The neighborhood in the photo gives an idea of the charm of that medeival town on the Baltic coast of southern Sweden. The festival is overseen by its artistic director, pianist Jan Lundgren; chairman Thomas Lantz, a dedicated staff and a and board of volunteers whose community spirit and dedication have kept the festival thriving for a decade. Before I leave, I hope to post a rundown on the schedule and the artists.