With a top-class programme of about 75 professional and amateur jazz bands from the region and over 30 performance venues (open-air and restaurants), “Em Bebbi sy Jazz” is one of the most popular and biggest summer events in Basel. With over 500 musicians and more than 50,000 visitors. Its very special appeal is the great proximity to the musicians. At the event, the unique atmosphere, rhythms, contact with the public and above all enjoyment of the jazz music are the focus. The festival grounds extend around the triangle of the Fischmarkt – Hauptpost – Gerbergasse – Leonhardskirchplatz – Heuberg/Nadelberg – Peterskirchplatz.
Since the first performance, the Basler Kantonalbank has been the main sponsor of “Em Bebbi sy Jazz”.