Nisville International Jazz Festival (Nišville Jazz Festival)

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Country and Region SerbiaNiš
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Nišava, Niš, Serbia
Festival Contact Information

Ivan Blagojević
Nisville Jazz Festival
Cara Dušana 19
18000 Nis, Serbia
Phone: (381) 18-220-992
Fax: (381) 21-533-022

Festival Description

Since 1995, with a four year break, the jazz festival is produced by Nišville Production. The program includes performances and workshops.

Festival Dates August 15 - 18, 2013
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Festival Story:

Nisville is an annual summer music festival in the Ancient Fortress of Niš, Serbia. It is staged annually since 1995 and since 2012 lasts six days. International Nišville jazz festival presently most-visited jazz festival in South East Europe has consistently defended the European values of multiculturalism and patiently nurtured the musical tastes of the individual. Confirmation of this is a important article “Nisville – European face of Serbia” about last year edition published in Brussel`s “New Europe” magazine Nišville jazz festival is the Official Manifestation of the City of Nis and an Authentic Serbian jazz Brand, ranked among the most eminent European and the world’s music festivals. Also, it is the only cultural event which has been received award (for the best local brand for 2011) in the election ‘The Best from Serbia together with the best Serbian trademarks chosen by the Ministry of Trade and Services, The Chamber of Commerce and by the magazine ‘The Economic Review’ in 2010. Nisville also won the prize “Project of future”. The Tourist Organization of Serbia includes Nišville in its official fair offer throughout Europe. A lot of tourist organizations and agencies invite jazz lovers to visit Serbia and the mythical city of Niš(ville) from 14 to 19 August this year. From the festival’s very beginning, its concept has been based on presenting the ‘traditional’ jazz forms together with their fusion with the ethnic tradition from the different parts of the world, especially from the Balkans. One of the most famous world’s jazz magazines, the American ‘Downbeat in its comprehensive review estimates Nisville as a festival which, in the best possible way, promotes both jazz music coming from the American continent, and the music tradition of the Balkans, as well as the fusion of these two. In this way, the Nisville jazz festival has greatly contributed to making the Balkans’ music world music.

Just some of the last editions participants are: Solomon Burke, Billy Cobham, Benny Golson, Candy Dulfer, Randy Brecker, Miroslav Vitous, Mingus Dynasty, Dr Donald Byrd, Manu Dibango, Richard Galliano, Reggie Workman, Jimmy Cobb, Rosenberg trio, Larry Coryell, Lenny White, Victor Bailey, De Phazz, Terje Rypdal, Incognito, The Brand New Heavies, Phillipe Catherine, Grace Kelly, Jamie Davis, Joe „Mr Defunkt“ Bowie, Yehia Khalil, Miles Grifitt, Denise Jannah, Aria Hendicks, Bemshie Shearer, Ivo Papasov,Daniel Marques, Sexto Sentido, Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares, New York Ska Jazz Ensemble, Gille Peterson, Jose James, Rodney Jones, Donald Harrison, Milcho Leviev, Nils Peter Molvaer, Sidsel Endresen, Francois Jeaneaux, Teodosi Spasov, Yildiz Ibrahimova, Duško Gojković, Stjepko Gut, Bora Roković, Šaban Bajramović, Esma Redžepova, Nada Pavlović, Bora Dugić, Zoran Predin, Dado Topić, Orkestar Bobana i Marka Markovića, Vlatko Stefanovski, Leb i Sol.
(Source Nisville Wikipedia as per Nisville Team)


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