2 – 6 July


The festival’s new concept, overhauled on the occasion of the jubilee 50th Ljubljana Jazz Festival and reinforced in its 2010, 2011 and 2012 sequels, reinvigorated the Slovenian capital’s selection of festivals by presenting a series of one-day events. As the concept has been extremely favourably received by the jazz critics as well as concert-goers, this orientation will be pursued also this year.

The Festival’s focus, in 2012 placed rewardingly on the jazz trumpet, has this time been directed towards the oeuvre of a versatile artist and, above all, an outstanding German free jazz saxophonist and clarinettist, Peter Brötzmann. In cooperation with the International Centre of Graphic Arts Ljubljana MGLC, an art exhibition of his paintings, graphic prints and other works produced between 1959 and 2013 will be held. The exhibition will also include two recently released documentary films on Peter Brötzmann, Soldier of the Road and Film Portrait. Apart from which, Žiga Koritnik will curate an international photo exhibition, entitled This is Our Music!, to retrospectively present this jazz artist’s music career. Held at the Small Gallery of Cankarjev dom, the exhibition opening will precede the Sax & Drums project on 3 July.

Among some of the most promising figures of the festival, mention should be made of vocalist Macy Gray and her latest project with David Murray. Also noteworthy is the selection of Slovenian artists.

The third-time artistic directors of the project are the CD Jazz Music Programme Director, Bogdan Benigar, and Pedro Costa, a great jazz connoisseur who co-owns the Clean Feed label and a jazz shop in the heart of Lisbon, renamed recently to Trem Azul Records Shop Bar.

With Support of Embassy of United States in Ljubljana
Proud memeber of EJN

Welcome to Ljubljana Jazz festival!


Info: Darinka Hvalec              T ++386 (01) 2417 153       E  darinka.hvalec@cd-cc.si