Skopje Jazz Festival is one of the leading music events in the Republic of Macedonia with a tradition that is thirty years old and with an excellent reputation in Europe and in the world. It is among the best jazz festivals in Europe. The Festival was established in 1982. The programmes so far have included all jazz styles.
The 31st Skopje Jazz Festival will take place from 19th to 23rd of October 2012 with a line-up including: Miles Smiles featuring Wallace Roney, Larry Coryell, Joey Defrancesco, Rick Margitza, Darryl Jones & Omar Hakim, Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet, Ambrose Akinmusire - Quintet, Tomasz Stanko Quartet, Pat Martino Trio, Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra featuring Shashank Subramaniam, Malcolm Braff Trio, The Thing With Joe McPhee, Atomic, Ricardo Herz Trio, Benavent - Di Geraldo - Pardo, Anthony Joseph And The Spasm Band, Hidden Orchestra, Le Sahel, Backyard Jazz Orchestra...
Programme: SKOPJE JAZZ FESTIVAL 2012
19 October, MOB, 20:00 ANTHONY BRAXTON DIAMOND CURTAIN WALL QUARTET (USA) PIERRE DØRGE & NEW JUNGLE ORCHESTRA (Denmark)
19 October, City Hall Center, 24:00 LE SAHEL (Senegal)
20 October, MOB, 20:00 RICARDO HERZ TRIO (Brazil) BENAVENT - DI GERALDO - PARDO (Spain)
20 October, City Hall Center, 24:00 ANTHONY JOSEPH & THE SPASM BAND (UK)
21 October, MOB, 20:00 MALCOLM BRAFF TRIO (Switzerland) ATOMIC (Sweden/Norway)
21 October, City Hall Center, 24:00 HIDDEN ORCHESTRA (UK)
22 October, Universal Hall, 20:00 PAT MARTINO TRIO (USA) AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE - QUINTET (USA)
22 October, City Hall Center, 24:00 THE THING WITH JOE MCPHEE (Sweden/Norway/USA)
23 October, Universal Hall, 20:00 TOMASZ STANKO QUARTET (Poland) MILES SMILES featuring Wallace Roney, Larry Coryell, Rick Margitza, Joey Defrancesco, Darryl Jones and Omar Hakim (USA)
Off-programme concert: 28 October, Kino Frosina, 20:00 BACKYARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA (Germany/Austria/Romania/Bulgaria/Croatia/Serbia/Albania/Macedonia)