This year, from 26th to 31st October, the 37th edition of the Belgrade Jazz Festival will be held, marking half a century since the birth of the event, in 1971. In honour of this momentous anniversary, the Festival will go on for six days, with one concert "plus" in the Belgrade Youth Center, as well as a guest appearance in Novi Sad - in total, a week of best contemporary jazz from all across the globe in Serbia! The Belgrade Youth Center and Kombank Hall will host 25 bands with more than 100 musicians from 18 countries, 3 continents (Europe, North America and Asia), along with presenting the most talented young talents of the Serbian jazz scene - the envoys of our future.

Majamisty TriO feat. Ulrich Drechsler, Aneta George & Dečji hor LA LA; Theo Croker BLK2LIFE || A FUTURE PAST; Markus Stockhausen Group – Tales Tour; Rymden (Bugge Wesseltoft, Dan Berglund, Magnus Öström); SERBIAN SHOWCASE: Jovićević/Miklós/Wójcinski Trio, Drama Quartet, drumbooty; SEIFERT NIGHT: THE BEST OF POLISH JAZZ – Marcin Wasilewski Trio & Joe Lovano „Arctic Riff“, Piotr Damasiewicz & Into the Roots, Mateusz Smoczyński Trio; Spinifex; Petros Klampanis Trio; Arild Andersen Group; Debussy Now!; Ghost Horse; Stanković All Stars; Aziza Mustafa Zadeh Trio; Itamar Borochov Quartet; Thomas de Pourquery & Supersonic; Jazz octet FMU & Specijal guests: Vocal quartet MING; Subway Jazz Orchestra (Cologne) feat. Maria Schneider: Maria’s Masterpieces; TGB; Edi Nulz; Angles 8; Brad Mehldau Trio.

The Festival slogan Jazz Flame suits this unique anniversary, a rare feat even in countries with a longer jazz tradition. Back in 1971, when the Belgrade Jazz festival first started, no one could imagine that the jazz flame would continue to burn for so long and enlighten us with brave music. According to the Festival's tradition, this year we can expect some of the most supreme and memorable performances.

Despite the well-known aggravating circumstances, the Belgrade Jazz Festival didn't miss a beat and was held live, as one of the few European jazz festivals audacious enough to do so. The Belgrade Youth Center team deserves all the credits for making this possible. At this point, it is not about breaking attendance records, it is about being true to oneself and fate. In the past decades, the Serbian audience proved its love for jazz, and deserves this Festival. We can all be proud of this oldest and internationally most renowned Serbian jazz festival.

The City of Belgrade, the founder of the Belgrade Jazz Festival, included it in 2007 on the list of events of special cultural interest.
The Festival host is the
Belgrade Youth Center.
The Belgrade Jazz Festival is a member of the
Europe Jazz Network.
Patrons of the 37th Belgrade Jazz Festival:
City of Belgrade - City Authority - Secretariat for Culture; Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.
Friends of the 37th Belgrade Jazz Festival:
Lukoil, SOKOJ, DPC Networks.