Jazz on the Oder, is one of the oldest Polish jazz festivals. Since it began, the festival has had a significant role in the Polish music scene and has paved the way for some very talented musicians to international success through the Open Jazz Competition. Over the years, the festival has changed and evolved into an event that presents some of the most interesting jazz musicians from around the world and from a very broad spectrum of styles.
In recent years, notable acts at the festival include, Pat Metheny, Paco DeLucia, Al diMeola, Kenny Garrett, Dave Holland, Tooth Thielemans, Diana Krall, The Bad Plus, Lizz Wright and Patricia Barber.
An important part of the festival is the Poster Design Competition, which is open to all students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław.