21. OCT - 23. OCT

Bratislava Jazz Days

Description : International festival of jazz music is one of the largest events in the Central Europe, featuring the most known jazz performers.Name: Bratislava Jazz days, Slovenska sporiteľňa 2016Date: 21.-23.October 2016Place: Incheba, BratislavaDescription: An international jazz festival which brings to Bratislava concerts of international singers and young jazz talents When a group of young enthusiasts organised in 1975 the first year of Bratislava jazz days, surely nobody predicted the festival to become an event of European quality where jazz singers will perform every year. At first only musicians from Czechoslovakia and socialistic countries performed. Between 70´s and 80´s BJD was a big professional festival. In 1982 Jean Toots Thielemans a guitar player and accordionist performed as a first international musician. A year later a huge turnover came. Two American jazzmen-  a guitar player Larry Coryell and a drummer Jack De Johnette came to perform in Bratislava with their band Secial Edition. In the following years, these musicians came to perform at Bratislava Jazz Days: Chick Corea & Gary Burton, Oregon, John McLauglin, Stanley Clarke, Bobby McFerrin, Flora Purim & Airto Moreira, Lester Bowie & Bras Fantasy, Billy Cobham, Sun Ra Arkestra, Michael Brecker, Steve Coleman's Five Elements, Michel Camilo, Herbie Hancock, James Blood Ulmer, Cassandra Wilson, Stanley Jordan, John Scofield, Wynton Marsalis, Take 6, Michel Petrucciani, The Zawinul Syndicate, Bob Berg, Georgie Fame, Jean Luc Ponty, Ray Brown, Maceo Parker, Betty Carter, Steps Ahead, Hiram Bullock, Vienna Art Orchestra, Yellowjackets, Bill Evans And Push, Vernon Reid, Al Di Meola, Courtney Pine, Larry Coryell's Eleventh House, Bill Bruford's Earthworks, Grand Slam (Jim Hall, Joe Lovano, George Mraz, Lewis Nash), David Sanchez, Bebel Gilberto, Lew Tabackin, Kurt Elling, James Carter, Joey DeFrancesco, Lucky Peterson, Robben Ford, Mezzoforte, Victor Bailey, Marcus Miller. Festival used to take place at Bratislava park of culture and relax but this year it will take place at Incheba exposition centre. The event is organised by Rock Pop Bratislava agency.