RSJF Friends Association
To my fellow lovers of jazz and good music:
In recent years, the festival was forced to leave the port of Eilat. But now we’re back,
and returning to the port is like returning home. Beyond the traditions and particular
character of the festival, there really is an aura of magic and special vibes that have
created the symbiotic relationship between the festival and the city’s port.
Furthermore, the festival seems to be the most well-known and loved activity taking
place in the port throughout the year. So, thanks to Eilat’s mayor and everyone else
who worked tirelessly to return the jazz festival to its natural home!
After a long interlude, the Red Sea Jazz Festival is back on the world jazz map.
We’ve lined up outstanding Israeli musicians and top-rated international artists, just
as we’ve been doing for the past 35 years. This year, the program is diverse and
varied, thanks in part to Yossi Fine, the musical director, who will also be taking
Over the years, the Israeli jazz scene has developed and exceled, and the frequency
of holding Israeli and global jazz festivals in the country’s center has risen and grown
in popularity. However, these stellar gatherings cannot overshadow the uniqueness
and charm of the Red Sea Jazz Festival, which boasts both beautiful sights and
sounds. This event really is the jewel in the crown of the Israeli jazz scene. It’s
always been like that and will continue to be so! We’ll continue to do everything so
that Eilat’s Red Sea Jazz Festival continues to flourish. The event is unparalleled in
Israeli culture as the music weaves in with the colors of the desert to create an
atmosphere marked by liberating and magical experiences.
Once again, a special thanks goes out to Yossi, Niva, and Sharit for their tireless
work this year, and to members of the festival’s Friends Association, who’ve
provided support over the years.
See you at the Red Sea Jazz Festival!