38th BELGRADE JAZZ FESTIVAL
26–30 October 2022
Belgrade Youth Center / MTS Hall
Dom omladine Beograda od 26. do 30. oktobra 2022. predstavlja
38. Beogradski džez festival, pod sloganom „JAZZBEATS“.
After celebrating 50 years since its founding and successfully overcoming two difficult pandemic years without interrupting the festival editions in 2020 and 2021, the Belgrade Jazz Festival continues to present the best modern jazz from all over the globe in all its glory. Under the slogan JAZZBEATS, in its 38th edition, it will host artists who push the boundaries of jazz and bring genre diversity, providing new excitement to the music style. Like a heartbeat, this music's rhythms continue to last despite everything, just like the Belgrade Jazz Festival - the oldest and internationally most eminent Serbian jazz event.
The venues, Belgrade Youth Center and the MTS Hall will host 16 concerts within 6 programs with more than 100 musicians from 5 continents, with a representative presentation of the most talented acts from the Serbian jazz scene. This year's main program will include concerts of 5 Serbian artists - 1 solo performance, 3 bands and 2 big bands, a record number in the event's recent history, reflecting the rise of Serbian jazz on the global stage, with constant recognition young local artists receive all over Europe and the world.
We continue to be an international music event with one of the best ticket prices in the region! A limited number of vouchers for ticket sets for the 38th Belgrade Jazz Festival (current price is RSD 5,000, the set is valid for 14 concerts) and individual tickets (at prices from RSD 800 to RSD 2,500) are on sale at the Ticket Vision box office in the Belgrade Youth Center and onlajn.
Three generations of artists will present themselves at the Belgrade Jazz Festival this year. The highlight is on young performers, who make up two-thirds of the program: since its renewal in 2005, the Festival has constantly supported the future of jazz, having in mind the educational role that cultural events should play in raising younger generations of audiences, as well as providing a support platform for young jazz artists. The program will also feature performers who currently represent the hottest names in the world of jazz, as well as several renowned artists of the older generation who have significantly influenced the development of the genre in the 21st century. This year, the Festival will pay special attention to orchestral jazz through the performances of three large ensembles, giving the audience an excellent insight into the diversity of the European big bands.
Having in mind global events and following the recommended cost-cutting measures, the Belgrade Jazz Festival, as a government-funded event, adapted its offer to current capabilities. This year's program, as always, offers the highest artistic quality but even more favorable ticket prices, allowing jazz lovers to attend more concerts for less money! This way, we want to demonstrate our responsibility to the jazz scene and the loyal audience, as well as to all taxpayers in Serbia. We call on the broader cultural public to be a part of one of the most popular international art events in Serbia this year. The Festival is proud of its top artistic achievements, the youngest jazz audience in Europe and consistency in the program concept that celebrates jazz musicians' creativity and inventive curiosity from all corners of the world.
The City of Belgrade, the founder and patron of the Belgrade Jazz Festival, included BJF in 2007 on the list of events of special cultural interest.
The Festival host is the Belgrade Youth Center.
Patrons of the 38th Belgrade Jazz Festival: City of Belgrade - City Authority - Secretariat for Culture; Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.
Friends of the 38th Belgrade Jazz Festival: Lukoil, SOKOJ, DPC Networks.
Supporters of the 38th Belgrade Jazz Festival: US Embassy; French Institute in Serbia; Italian Institute in Belgrade; Austrian Cultural Forum; Embassy of Portugaland Camões Institute; Zbigniew Seifert Foundation, Adam Mickiewicz Instituteand Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland; Embassy of Israel, Collegium Hungaricum; Tourist Organization of Serbia; Tourist Organization of Belgrade; Faculty of Music; "Stanković" Music School.
The Belgrade Jazz Festival is a member by invitation of the Europe Jazz Network (Europe Jazz Network).