Jazz is a unique synthesis of ethnic cultures of the world and the most democratic style, a way of life in the musical art.
Traditional festival autumn in Baku, full of wide variety of jazz improvisations, promises to lovers of this art a lot of musical discoveries and encounters.
“BAKU JAZZ FESTIVAL – 2019” which will take place from 18 to 27 October, will present a variety of styles and trends: from avant-garde to traditional classics, and from ethno-programs to symphonic jazz! More jazz, more intellect! – That’s the motto of this year’s festival, which means that participants will be able to try thematic programs with master classes of musicians in free access, painting and photography exhibitions, and lectures on world cinematic jazz soundtracks. The festival operates at several venues: Landmark Business Center, Mugam Center, Musical Comedy Theater, Chamber and Organ Music Hall (Kirche).
The highlight of jazz festivals is the midnight jam session, and the Baku festival supports these world festival traditions, rooted in the jazz composition “Round Midnight”, a standard “must-know” for jazz lovers.
Baku Festival does not stay away from world festival traditions – during festival variety of musicians will intersect with diametrically cultural opposites, both in style and in musical directions often with diametrically opposite background.
As a rule, jazz musicians perform impromptu sessions, never before recorded in unison, and this is an exclusive musical relish for the intellectual audience of jazz spectators. According to the conditional format, this is an impromptu examination session for any level of musicians and, above all, a chance for Azerbaijani jazzmen to demonstrate their potential. Unlike the previous years, this time there are midnight sessions with free entry for all intellectuals and connoisseurs of jazz. An extra-class sound engineer specializing in recording jazz concerts will again arrive from Austria. Everything was perfect with the sound by the masterwork at the level of European jazz clubs at previous festival.
You will hear the potential of young performers at the international jazz competition of young talents. You can find full information with the names of the jury, as well as with all the details for participating in the competition on the festival website.
For university students, the festival organizing committee provides a 50% discount concert tickets; you can purchase them at any box office upon presentation of a student ID. For all the details about the festival program, information is available on the official website of the festival: bakujazzfestival.com