The Varna Summer International Jazz Festival

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Country and Region BulgariaVarna
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Varna, Varna, Bulgaria
Festival Contact Information

The Varna Summer International Jazz Festival
Chaika 50-D-47
Varna 9005
Phone: (359) (0) 52 302 322
Fax: (359) (0) 52 302 322
GSM: +359 (0) 87 656 014

Festival Description

Anatoly Vapirov initiated the festival in 1992 and it has since become a festival that has developed into a uniquely one-of-a-kind, avant-garde jazz festival, were projects form the core of the concerts given by a variety of musicians from the world over.

Festival Dates July 27 - 29, 2012
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Festival Story:

This is the largest jazz event in Bulgaria. The festival brings together musicians from Bulgaria, the Black Sea countries, and from around the world. The festival is not just a series of performances but of groupings with a mission and, occasionally, a take home product. The festival uses the music of jazz to accomplish a bond between countries and cultures. The festival is tied into a record company so that recordings are made of some of the collaborative events hosted during the festival. If the mission and the music are not enough for you, you can also try out the nearby seaside resorts. The most bizarre site to visit? The Stone Forest. Close to Varna, these structures are completely natural and over fifty million years old! Easy to be in the “forest” by day, and then with the jazz in the night.


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Practical Info:

  • A yard of the Varna Archeological Museum
How to get there:
  • Varna airport
    Besides charter flights there are now scheduled flights from London to Varna in the summer by Bulgaria Air and from Vienna by Austrian Airlines. There are also regular internal flights from Sofia, which take less than an hour compared to the 6-hour car journey. Varna Airport is 7.5 km from the centre of Varna.


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