“JazzFestBrno seeks exceptional music and provides extraordinary concerts. Festival presents jazz as a living genre that enriches, cultivates, and inspires our lives.”
JazzFestBrno is an international jazz festival established in 2002. Since then it has come to rank among the most impactful jazz events in the Czech Republic, with over 10,000 visitors each year. The festival maps the current state of the genre and gives space to both mainstream jazz and modern trends.
Its programme offers the greatest jazz masters of the world and laureates of prestigious artistic awards, including the Grammys. In recent years, the festival has welcomed the likes of Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Bobby McFerrin, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, John Scofield, Gregory Porter, Diana Krall, Richard Bona, or Brad Mehldau.
A number of world-class musicians made their first-ever visit to the Czech Republic thanks to JazzFestBrno – examples are the duo Chick Corea – Bobby McFerrin, Janis Siegel, Take 6, Dianne Schuur, Alan Broadbent, Ben Williams, Fred Hersch, Nnenna Freelon, Jacky Terrasson, Dave Douglas, Boris Kozlov, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tigran Hamasyan, and others.
The festival also initiates special projects. Recent examples include the Avishai Cohen Symphonic, Richard Galliano and the Brno Philharmonic, Dan Bárta and the Brno Philharmonic. It also supports the creation and continuation of domestic bands that collaborate with excellent artists from abroad.