Dubrovnik International Wine & Jazz Festival 2013


Dubrovnik is renowned for its summertime music festival in July and August but there’s a good excuse to visit the city in May when it will host its own International Wine & Jazz Festival.


Running from 24th to 27th May, the festival will feature jazz singer and pianist, Diane Schuur, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble, conductor and clarientist, Miachael Kissinger and the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra.

The festival will blend jazz, blues, pop and crossover classical musicians. Visitors will also enjoy award-winning Croatian wines, fine artists and craftsmen from throughout the region, and an outstanding array of Dalmatian cuisine.

For more information visit www.dubrovnikwinejazz.com

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International JAZZ FEST Sarajevo 2010

Between the 2nd and 7th of November the 14th International Jazz Fest will take place in Sarajevo.  Tickets can be booked online from 4th till 22nd October 2010. Check out the line-up below and for more information visit Jazz Fest.


02.11.2010. 20:30
Main Stage – Bosanski kulturni centar, Branilaca Sarajeva 24

03.11.2010. 19:00
Solo Stage – Dom Oružanih snaga, Zelenih beretki 2

03.11.2010. 21:00
Main Stage – Bosanski kulturni centar, Branilaca Sarajeva 24

04.11.2010. 19:00
Solo Stage – Dom Oružanih snaga, Zelenih beretki 2

04.11.2010. 21:00
Main Stage – Bosanski kulturni centar, Branilaca Sarajeva 24

05.11.2010. 19:00
Next Generation – Pozorište mladih, Kulovića 8

05.11.2010. 21:00
Main Stage – Bosanski kulturni centar, Branilaca Sarajeva 24

06.11.2010. 21:00
Main Stage – Bosanski kulturni centar, Branilaca Sarajeva 24

06.11.2010. 23:45
Groove Stage – Dom mladih, Terezije bb

07.11.2010. 12:00
Radionica Mala sala BKC a, Branilaca Sarajeva 24

07.11.2010. 13:00
WORKSHOP: Meet the instruments!
Radionica Mala sala BKC a, Branilaca Sarajeva 24

02.- 07.11.2010. 23:00
Bosanski kulturni centar, Branilaca Sarajeva 24

Petrovac Jazz Festival in Montenegro

Mention Montenegro to someone on the street and their likely response will involve a comment about James Bond and Daniel Craig.  However, in the music world, Petrovac in Montenegro’s Budva municipality is renowned for its Jazz Fest which attracts local and international artists alike.  Concerts, workshops and participation events attract a lively crowd year after year.  This year the festival will take place between the 31st of August and the 3rd of September.  Acts will include: Eyot, Gerd Schuller “Key Trio”, Aga Zaryan Trio, Cirkusz-KA, Balkan Jazz Collective, Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik and Filip Gavranovic Duo.

To find out more information visit www.petrovacjazzfestival.tripod.com

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Debrecen Jazz Days in Hungary

Between the 3rd and the 5th of September the Debrecen Jazz Days will be held in Debrecen, Hungary.  Besides the series of high-standard concerts presenting international stars at one of the biggest jazz festivals of Central-Eastern Europe, Hungarian musicians and singers will also appear.

Kolcsey Centre

The schedule is as follows:

02.09.2010. Thursday

Forum Shopping Centre

18:00 – 20:00 Debrecen Dixieland Jazz Band (H)

03.09.2010 Friday

Baltazar Square

16:30 – 17:30 Tommy Vig Quintet (USA, South Korea, H)
18:00 – 19:00 Fata Morgana (H)
19:30 – 20:30 Mikko Innanen & Innkvisitio (SF)
21:00 – 22:00 Elsa Valle y sus Hermanos (H)

Perenyi 1. Music Club ticket: 1000 Huf

22:30 – 23:30 Debrecen Jazz Group (H)
00:00 – 01:00 Csaba Czirjak Quartet (H)
01:00 – Jam session

04.09.2010 Saturday

Baltazar square

16:00 – 16:45 Dezso Olah Septet (H)
17:00 – 17:45 Orsi Kozma Quartet (H)
18:00 – 19:00 Joe Fritz Band & Tommy Vig (H, USA) 19:30 – 20:30 Lorinc Barabas Ekletric (H)

Kolcsey Centre, Main Hall
entrance fee: 2000 Huf
21:00 – 23:00 Namyslowski Quintet (PL)

Perenyi 1. Music Club Jazz Nite
ticket: 1000 Huf

23:30 – 01:00 Finucci Bros Quartet (H)
01:00 – Jam session

05.09.2010 Sunday

Baltazar square

11:00 – 12:00 Hot Club of Hungary (H)
12:30 – 14:00 Melodia Big Band & Tommy Vig (USA) & Mia Kim (USA. South Korea)

For more information visit www.fonixinfo.hu

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Lithuania’s Nida Summer Festival, May 2010

Each summer Lithuanians gather on the Curonian Spit in a small town called Nida to celebrate and welcome the impending summer. A night of drinking, dancing and music unfolds. Everyone is in high spirits. To check out highlights from the evening click on the short video below…

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Jazz Season at Baltic in London


Baltic restaurant in London have announced that they are re-starting their regular Sunday Jazz evenings in association with Zhenya Strigalev and t Wo music who have gained a well earned reputation for working with some of the most innovative muscians currently on the music scene.

The restaurant will also be participating in the London Jazz festival again this year with three evenings featuring some of the best international musicians.  Dates and line-up are yet to be confirmed.

The Sunday sessions will start at 7pm with three sets during the evening. The bar is open all day serving cocktails, draft beer and a great bar food menu while the restaurant opens at 5.30 with an all day brunch menu, a la carte and a set menu at £19.50 for two courses with a cocktail included.  Tables can be booked in the bar or the restaurant.

Baltic May Schedule:

2nd May – Strigalev/ Ramm Duo – Leading London alto-saxophonist, Zhenya Strigalev (seen with Robert Mitchell, Foley, Chris “Daddy” Dave) and top UK pianist Nick Ramm (Cinematic Orchestra, Matthew Herbert) present a program of originals and jazz standard’s RE-arrangements. Their last album “Off the Cut” came out on The Baltic label.

9th May – Ivo Neame Duo – leading UK pianist. Has recorded and performed throughout the world with diverse artists such as Matthew Herbert, Seb Rochford, Tim Garland, Jim Mullen.  His trio has performed as part of the recent F-ire Festival at Pizza Express Dean Street, Ronnie Scott’s, the Devizes Music Festival and at many other London venues.

16th May – Tom Cawley Duo – His band “Curious” was described by Mojo as “the most formidable piano trio in the UK”. Now with two acclaimed records already behind them, extensive touring throughout UK and Europe including the North Sea and London Jazz Festivals as well as winner of ‘Best Band’ at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2008, Curios are now poised to be launched to a worldwide audience.

23rd May – Brigitte Beraha Duo – Beautiful set of arranged jazz standards & originals including some exciting vocals and scat. “Brigitte is someone who concentrates on the music’s core values: imagination, individuality, improvisation.” – Jazz Review.

30th May – Heidi Vogel Duo – Being one of the most original voices in UK she has performed, recorded and toured with artists/groups, such as: Isaac Hayes, Cinematic Orchestra, The Brand New heavies, Afro Elements, ZeroDB to name a few.

Check the website for future listings Jazz at Baltic.

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Kaunas Jazz Festival in Lithuania

The international Kaunas Jazz festival began as a modest affair in 1991.  However, with artistic vision the festival has become more and more renowned each subsequent year.  The polystylistic, democratic festival has become a holiday for Kaunas, the lead “importer” of jazz stars in Lithuania and the creative center of different international jazz styles. Every year Kaunas Jazz presents a wide and rich spectrum of modern jazz with participants from more than 20 countries taking part in the festival.

Kaunas Festival

The festival will take place throughout April 2010.

For more information visit www.kaunasjazz.lt

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14th Summer Jazz Festival at the Cellar under Rams 
(Piwnica pod Baranami) 
Krakow, 5th – 31st July 2009

Krakow’s famous Summer Jazz Festival kicked off this month and it promises to continue be a must for all music fans.  The three-week event has a truly international flavour as Colombian troupe the Sincopa Jazz Band got proceedings underway in the city’s Old Town on the 5th of July.

13th Summer Jazz Festival Krakow, 2008
13th Summer Jazz Festival Krakow, 2008

As well as showpiece events dotted around the Polish capital of culture, dozens of smaller, more intimate performances will take place to satisfy all jazz tastes. Cafes, bars and clubs are all set to open their doors and embrace the festival.

Read more…

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