The Jazz Fest in Bansko is Gathering Stars Again

A week of musical enjoyment and entertainment is guaranteed with the awesome and unforgettable Bansko Jazz Festival, which became one of the most popular August events.

Those who have not visited it yet but love music, and are looking for a more unusual vacation, can plan the days from 4th to 11th August, when Bansko's central square will again be a festival scene. Moreover, jazz will sound all day and all night, from different scenes located in the big resort bars and restaurants.

The accent this year is on jazz music and fewer pop artists. The first warm-up evening before the official opening is dedicated to a boogie-woogie show. Dr Iliev, the jazz fest founder, intends to bring together three of the best pianists in the genre in the world - the German pianist Axel Zwingenberger, the Japanese Keito Saito and the Swiss La Diva. The concert will be in the big saloon of the “Nikola Vaptsarov” community centre and the entrance will be with tickets, which will be sold through "Eventim". However, the rest of the concerts are free.

The official opening of the XXI International Jazz Fest is on August 4th, when Big Band Blagoevgrad will be released again with vocalist Petya Buyukleeva. Chiara Pancaldi (Italy) will be part of the festival too, as well as the Serbian Big Band with conductor Vladan Karadzhov. This is their first visit to Bansko.

As always, the Bulgarian participation - of different age and style singers and musicians - is very well represented.

For example, “Acid Folk Five” is a collaboration of Bulgarians who live in different parts of Europe but gather here and present their new quests in the field of ethnic jazz. They are already familiar to the audience in Bansko since their visit a few years ago.

The famous singer Ruth Koleva will entertain the guests of the festival with her unique voice and non-standard interpretations. Another famous daughter will appear on the stage in Bansko - Lisa Simone, the daughter of the famous singer and pianist Nina Simon. The saxophonist Dmitry Baevsky, born in St. Petersburg, and living in New York for 20 years, will bring an enormous amount of style to the stage.

When it comes to a show, "Gipsy Kings" cannot be missed. Their fans must be ready to meet them the last night of the festival. Many more famous artists will be on the stage, hoping to be accepted by the audience in order to make the concerts unforgettable.

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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