Plovdiv Jazz Nights: Autumn bouquet of great music

“When autumn leaves start to fall” there is an event in Bulgaria that no jazz lover should skip, and this is Plovdiv Jazz Nights. Held within the Autumn Saloon of Arts, the 8-year old jazz festival is definitely the most pleasant way to wave Autumn good-bye, indulging in vibrant jazz performances in one of the most inspiring Bulgarian cities – Plovdiv.

Plovdiv Jazz Nights Mihail Yosifov

Mihail Yosifov, Image courtesy: Plovdiv Jazz Nights

International Festival “Plovdiv Jazz Nights” was organized for the first time in 2005. Since then, every year, in late fall, the event gathers inspired professionals from Bulgaria and all over the world. They present their new projects and entertain the audience with great jazz sessions.

Chico Freeman and Ventzislav Blagoev Band, performing at Plovdiv Jazz Nights (2010)

Between 2005 and 2008, the renowned jazz musician and composer Milcho Leviev was the artistic director of the festival. As to date, another big name from the world jazz music scene is festival’s art director and this is Theodosii Spassov.

Throughout the years the festival has been host to unique Bulgarian jazz performers, Grammy award winners, internationally renowned musicians and many other talents.  The performances at Plovdiv Jazz nights are some of the bigest jazz events, not only for the festival, but also for the Bulgarian jazz scene as a whole.

At Plovdiv Jazz nights you can listen to some world-class jazz, performed by notorious musicians, either during the concerts, or, if are lucky enough, at an after party in some of the clubs in Plovdiv. Both Bulgarian and International participation in the festival  every year is very strong. To name a few, guests of the event were famous artists like Randy Brecker, Billy Cobham Milcho Leviev, Glenn Ferris and many other.

Every other edition of “Plovdiv Jazz Evenings” achieves the aim of the festival to offer the best of world jazz music,  what is more it achieves it with style and great vibes.

Featured Image: Randy Brecker (Provided by Plovdiv Jazz Nights Festival)

 Useful information:

Find the dates and the performances of Plovdiv Jazz Nights 2012 in our Calendar

Tickets can be purchased online by Eventim, or from the box-office, located in front of the building of the Municipality in Plovdiv (1 St. Stambolov Sq)

Plovdiv Jazz Nights Official Website (available in Bulgarian only)