60th Jazz Festival Ljubljana
18.–22. 6. 2019

When a glorious past meets a bright future

The Jazz Festival Ljubljana’s sixtieth edition is a meeting point of glorious past and bright future. We wish to build upon this long tradition and rich past by presenting the actual situation on both global and Slovenian music scenes.

This year, John Zorn is returning to Ljubljana with The Bagatelles Marathon, alongside 14 stellar bands, also gifting the audience, in celebration of the festival’s jubilee, with a free, exclusive recital – The Hermetic Organ. On this occasion, French actor and director Mathieu Amalric will present his films, John Zorn 2010–2019.

This year’s festival, once again, reflects not only its own aesthetics, but also the current Slovenian scene. An especially important part of the programme is composed of Slovenian musicians belonging to different generations, with various styles and approaches. Since they have contributed to the growth and advancement of this community, we are including, along with the established musicians, a plethora of young musicians in the programme. We believe they will, soon enough, become a part of the music community, not only Slovenia’s, but also beyond. This year, a record number of Slovenian artists (both male and female) are going to perform, presenting their new bands and new music.

The festival will close with a concert by Snarky Puppy, supported by a Slovenian ensemble, Ecliptic, at Križanke, Jazz Festival Ljubljana’s second home.

We invite you all to enjoy the youth and vitality of the 60th Jazz Festival Ljubljana. We believe that this year’s programme has something for everyone, not making aesthetic compromises or wishing to persuade potential new and loyal old audiences but offering a new challenge of music experience for everyone.

Come to the 60th Jazz Festival Ljubljana, a meeting point of different generations of musicians and diverse musical practices. Join us in celebrating the festival’s sixtieth anniversary!

Welcome to the 60th Jazz Festival Ljubljana!

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