The International A to JazZ Festival is a remarkable part of Sofia’s cultural life. It’s mission is to spread and promote jazz, world and improvised music among young people. Founded in 2011 by a young and highly motivated team, with the exclusive support of Sofia Municipality and America for Bulgaria Foundation, the festival traditionally marks the beginning of summer, presenting the best of jazz and beyond artists in the beautiful South park of Sofia city. Every year, the festival park welcomes over 50,000 people, where great performers such as Branford Marsalis, John McLaughlin, Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, Snarky Puppy, Jacob Collier, Robert Glasper, Christian Scott, Kenny Garrett, Bokante, Cory Henry, Lalah Hathaway, Kurt Elling, Richard Bona, Michel Camilo, Dianne Reeves, José James, Dirty Loops, Nick West, Jazzmeia Horn, Ghost-Note and many others have played on its stage.

The festival includes more than 25 concerts, showcases, jam sessions, art-bazaar of Bulgarian handicrafts, accessories, books and works of art, children’s educational program A to JazZ Kids, professional mini conference A to JazZ Talks, workshops, sports events and musical yoga.

A to JazZ Festival is produced by the A to Z Foundation and it is supported by Sofia Municipality – Calendar of the Cultural Events, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism of Republic of Bulgaria and the National Culture Fund. The festival is proud member of Yourope – The European Festival Association and Europe Jazz Network.

“Our mission is to promote music, to make jazz even more accessible to people, so that everyone can discover jazz within themselves. We strive to educate children and young people in a better sound and emotional environment, and to make the dreams of traditional fans of that music come true. We are inspired because jazz is an emotion, an improvisation, a flight of the free spirit.”
Petar Dimitrov
Festival Director
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