International stars, premiere concerts and jazz discoveries throughout the summer in Warsaw at the jubilee 20th International Open Air Festival - Jazz at the Old Town.
The festival is one of the most popular and the biggest, considering the number of the public, jazz festivals in Poland. It is also an artistic representation of Warsaw, as well as a great attraction for music lovers and tourists from Poland and abroad. It is one of the longest lasting festivals in Poland and Europe, during which the public has a chance to listen, free of charge, to the jazz masters. Over the 19 years of its existence, the festival had an impressive half a million of viewers. Each concert has an audience of up to 3 thousand and each edition gathers about 30 000 thousand. It is present in most important national media, was featured by BBC World and Deutche Welle made a documentary about the event.
For many years the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and Mayor of Warsaw are Honorary Patrons of the festival.
Original program - different styles, international stars, premiere concerts and jazz discoveries characterize the festival.
In last few years such international stars as: Archie Sheep, David Murray, Richard Galliano, Dave Liebman, Dino Saluzzi, Chico Freeman, Bobo Stenson, Jeff Lorber , Kenny Wheeler, Yaron Herman, Jasper van Hof, Jeff Lorber, Marilyn Mazur, Danilo Rea, Jorge Pardo, Enrico Pieranunzi, Ernie Watts performed at the festival.
Polish public had an opportunity to listen to, for the first time, to the giants of the swing era like: Scott Hamilton, Duffy Jackson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and hear the music of the new discoveries of the American music scene as: Alfredo Rodriguez, Grace Kelly, Avishai Cohen, Kyle Eastwood (Clint Eastwoods son), Hiromi.
Most outstanding Polish artists like: Tomasz Stańko, Michał Urbaniak, Leszek Możdżer, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Włodzimierz Nahorny, Włodek Pawlik, to mention only a few, presented their original or anniversary projects.
Warsaw, Old Town Square, Saturdays at 7 pm, July 5th - August 30th 2014, free entry.