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Maijazz is the oldest music festival in Stavanger and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013.
Since the first festival in 1989 MaiJazz has developed to be one of Norway's leading jazz festivals presenting international jazz stars and the best in national and local jazz every year. Approximately 200 volunteers are gathered to arrange about 40 concerts on 20 stages in and around Stavanger, that can accommodate from 80 to 1800 people.
Artists presented by MaiJazz in recent years have been: Pat Metheny Group, Jan Garbarek Group, Gotan Project, Nils Petter Molvær, St Germain, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Youssou N`Dour, Joshua Redman, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin and others.