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Transition Festival is a jazz festival in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

At Transition, the genre’s inspirations share the stage with the modern frontier. You see both the pioneers who have set new movements in motion, and the new generation who give it their own twist.

Previous editions included Ibrahim Maalouf, Brandford Marsalis, Sons of Kemet, Robert Glasper, Avishai Cohen, GoGo Penguin, Dhafer Youssef, Nubya Garcia, Laura Mvula, Brad Mehldau, Jan Garbarek, among many others.

Transition is a collaboration between TivoliVredenburg and North Sea Jazz.


Transition Festival takes place in TivoliVredenburg.

Situated in the centre of the medieval city of Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg is a unique contemporary music complex for all kinds of music and entertainment. It consists of several halls with perfect acoustics and facilities for all kinds of music – ranging from pop, jazz and club nights to symphonic music, chamber music and much more! – as well as bars, lounges, a cafe and a restaurant.

TivoliVredenburg is located next to Utrecht’s central train station. Utrecht is only 25 minutes away from Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport. Train lines and motorways converge on the city from all directions, making it easily accessible by train, bus, and car.