Jazz maniacs in Bulgaria have the difficult task of crossing the country these days to enjoy their favorite artists. From the 6th to the 8th July in Veliko Tarnovo will be held the tenth Disney jazz fest. The audience will be completely free to listen to the Spanish Stefan Goranov Quartet, whose performances are inspired by the author Ray Bradbury, or to hear as well the uneven rhythms of Bulgarian folklore entwined in the jazz themes.
The opening is on the 6th at 07.30 p.m. with the Bulgarian Royal Dixie Band and Dimitar Lulev – Rodopchii and III Tone from France. At the 7th audience will warm up Borislav Petrov with Jazzanitza and Military Big Band and friends. The last night is in the hands of Rumen Halachev quartet from Bulgaria and Stefan Goranov quartet – Spain. Every evening at 11 p.m is the beginning of jam sessions. All the concerts are free of charge.
From 7th to 9th Sofia will also be in the rhythm of jazz with the A to J Jazz Festival, which will take place in the South Park between the Earth and Man Museum and the Spartak Pool. The entrance is free again. On the first evening, you can hear The band of the National Music Academy with conductor Michail Yosifov, Mastretta, RomaNeno and Dirty Loops.
During the second night of the festival, the musicians will have the chance to enjoy the FunkXpres, Angel Kovachev supported by An’Faithful Band, Jazzanitza, and the Grammy winner Robert Glasper. On the 9th in the program are included the Uveira / Bruno / Hafizi, Dorothy Takev, Lucas Oravetz Quartet and Christian McBride with their newest formation. After each festival day, you can also enjoy jam session at the Havana Extra Club.
The festival has an aim to teach the kids to love jazz. So on July 8 at 10.30 a.m. am begins the interactive concert for children Jazz Tales. An hour later the kids can take part in musical games. And at 12.30 p.m. there are lessons in music and dances. The jazz fans in Burgas can also enjoy the freedom of music thanks to the first part of Jazz in Burgas between 7th and 9th of July. But for these concerts, you have to buy a ticket.