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It has been twenty years since the death of Miles Davis, one of the greatest musicians of all time and an artist who performed three times at the BJF. In this regard we will be opening the 28th BJF with a performance of a band whose members are musicians Miles played with. They are all authentic stars of contemporary jazz, among which are Wallace Roney, Miles’ only student and the owner of his trumpet; Omar Hakim and Daryl Jones, the unforgettable rhythm section; and Larry Coryell, an unforgettable guitarist. During the whole festival there will be a rhapsody of wind instruments, red-hot trumpets and saxophones, given by performers like the great Dave Douglas and Joe Lovan Quintet, the genius new jazz star Ambrose Akinmusire, the Latin jazz master Jerry Gonzalez, and the radical NYC band Mostly Other People Do the Killing. Together they present the framework of this year’s festival. Other performances include the unique jazz beat poetry of Ursula Rucker, the authentic jazz cabaret of Das Kapital, and the dance grooves of the Danish trio Ibrahim Electric. This year the audience will see a preview of the best Serbian jazz musicians from the diaspora, including Nenad Vasilic, who lives in Austria, and Srdjan Ivanovic’s Blazin’ Quartet from Holland. The Serbian jazz overview will be closed by the impressions of Jovan Maljokovic and his guests. The program will include a special cooperation between Serbia’s prominent alternative rock band Darkwood Dub and singer Bisera Veletanlic, through which we continue the revaluation of our jazz scene.
28th BJF Photo Gallery
The third evening 28th Belgrade Jazz Festival began with a great Ambrose Akinmusire concert – best young performer of the contemporary world scene, which premiered with his quintet performed in our region. Belgrade audience greeted this latest big jazz star and concert tickets were sold out before noon!
Evening’s concert of two leading jazz musicians of our time – tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas, in the 28th Belgrade Jazz Festival, is sold out!
Leading jazz trumpeter and leading tenor saxophonist of the generation, Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano, ringed by dozens of awards from world jazz community have joined forces in a special project Sound Prints, awarded jazz event of the season!
The full Great Hall of Sava Center last night was officially opened on 28 Belgrade Jazz Festival. In addition to numerous guests from the public and cultural life, the opening was attended by the U.S. Embassy, Michael Kirby, and Italy, Armando Varricchio, with their wives. Misha Michael Blum addressed to the present audience, a prominent Serbian and internationally renowned jazz musician, said that, along with all the beautiful and important awards during his career, an invitation to officially open the JBF have particular meaning and that he experience it as a special recognition of his work.
Tonight, in the Great Hall of Sava Center, 28 Belgrade Jazz Festival will be officially opened!
The festival will officially open by our prominent jazz musician, Michael Misa Blam, an artist whose work has been for decades now woven into the heights of creativity jazz Belgrade and Serbian jazz scene and respected name in international music circles. This renowned jazz bassist, composer, author and educator has made a significant contribution to the development of art and reputation JBG in performances. During the seventies and eighties he played with the Jazz Orchestra of Radio Television Belgrade, sextet Markovic-Gut, and as a member of various international settings.