For another year Plovdiv will live in the rhythm of jazz. Between November 1 and 4, Jazz Fest Plovdiv will be held in the city under the hills. During the first three days of the festival, you will be able to enjoy two concerts for an evening at the Boris Hristov House of Culture. The first evening of the fest is dedicated to the stands. Jason Moran will deliver the tributes to Thelonious Monk on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great musician.
In the second part of the evening, Hilda Kazasyan together with Mihail Josifov, Zhivko Petrov, Veselin Vesselinov – Ekko and Dimitar Semov will tell with smile and music for the queen of jazz Ella Fitzgerald.
On November 2nd you can hear the latest Jazz Cats project by Hristo Yotsov. Together with him on stage will appear the saxophone from Spain Arnau Garof, pianist Lyubo Tsanev, and bassist Mitko Karamfilov.
The second night will end with the exquisite saxophone, nominated three times for the Grammy Awards Donnie McCaslin. Only for the last year, his band has over 80 concerts on five continents, and one of the recent musicians he works with is David Bowie.
With the first concert of the 3rd, he will open new spaces with Antoni Donchev’s project. Beyond the piano, you will also be able to hear Rossen Zahariev on the cornet and flugelhorn and Pavel Terziiski – vocals.
The second part of the jazz evening will continue with the performances of Pavel Terziiski. But he will sing in the company of three more unexpected gentlemen. These are Stefan Valdobrev, Orlin Pavlov and Svilen Noev. Together with the four on the stage will be OKTET Plovdiv, and all songs will be in the arrangement of Miroslav Turiski.
On November 4, you can watch only one concert – Joshua Redman Trio. The tickets for each of the festival nights cost 40 leva /approximately 20 Euro/ and the price for disadvantaged people is 20 leva /approximately 10 Euro/.