International A to JazZ Festival is one of the symbols of music Sofia transforming it into a part of the world jazz capitals. Established in 2011 with the exclusive support of "America for Bulgaria" Foundation, the festival marks the beginning of the summer with globally renowned music, strong emotions and high spirits for six consecutive years. A to JazZ Festival is held under the patronage of the Chairman of Sofia Municipal Council, Mr Elen Gerdjikov. It is one of the events in the Calendar of cultural events of the Municipality of Sofia and is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Over the years, A to JazZ reached an audience of over 60,000 people and presented nearly 200 artists including established names from the global and Bulgarian jazz scene and dozens of young talents. Within its five editions the festival attracted great musicians like Kenny Garrett, Roy Hargrove, Michel Camilo Trio, Richard Bona, Jose James, Frank Makomb, N'dambi, Reel People and many others.
The sixth A to JazZ Festival will present the best from the world and American stage and will make the first three days of July in Sofia truly delightful. In the beautiful South Park II we will hear and see the jazz diva Dianne Reeves, the great Branford Marsalis quartet with the special participation of Kurt Elling and the promising young funk star Nick West (Nik West).
A to JazZ KIDS is a specially developed educational program for the youngest music fans. During the festival days, outdoors in the park near the stage, the children will have the opportunity to listen, to play musical games, to see and touch musical instruments, and even play some jazz with professional musicians and teachers who will present the music in a funny and engaging way.
The festival program also includes evening jam sessions in the club "Studio 5" located in Sofia, close to Festival Park.
In the festival Park you can find food, drinks, bazaar with handicrafts and the official merchandise of the festival.
Special offer for jazz weekend in "Hill" hotel, part of the chain FPI. The four-star hotel "Hill" is located just 5 minutes away from the festival park and offers all amenities for your journey and visit to the A to JazZ Festival.