“It will never get boring,” says festival producer, Anja Katrine Tomter, referring to AnJazz’s innovation focus. “Even our senior audience is exploring experimental genres,” she says, adding that the festival has also attracted an increasing number of young, curious concert goers over the 13 years it has been in existence. Despite its size, the festival’s focus on providing a local, national and international line-up provides small and specialised performances in addition to mainstream concerts. Last year, famous headliners such as Norwegian singer Ane Brun and Grammy award-winning American cappella group Take 6 were contributing to the festival’s success.