A to Jazz Festival

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Jazz Festival Sofia

International jazz festival A to JazZ is one of the emblems of musical Sofia, which progressively turned the city into one of the world capitals of jazz. Founded in 2011 with the exclusive support of America for Bulgaria Foundation, for 5 years in a row, the festival has been opening the summer season with classy jazz, strong emotions and high spirits. 

Through the years A to JazZ gathered more than 35 000 people and invited around 200 artists including established jazz musicians as well as many young talents. It brought on stage great names such as Michel Camilo trio, Richard Bona, Frank McComb, N'dambi, Reel People and many more. Following an artist conception with a different leading theme each year, the festival is the biggest and only one jazz forum in Bulgaria which introduces wide variety of jazz streams including classic jazz, soul, funk, ethno and many more. 

This year, for a 5th time in a row, A to JazZ Festival is going to present the best of the American and Bulgarian jazz scenes, making July in Sofia a true pleasure. Amongst the artists which are going to perform on stage are some of the most famous innovators of the great American tradition Roy Hargrove Quintet, Kenny Garrett Quintet and José James. 

A to JazZ Festival is held under the honorary patronage of Mr. Elen Gerdzhikov, Chair of Sofia Municipal Council and is a part of Sofia Municipality's official cultural calendar.