36th Belgrade Jazz Festival
Despite the circumstances that have been prevailing all over the world due to the pandemic for months, the Belgrade Jazz Festival will be held this year. Belgrade Youth Center, as the organizer and the main festival location, will do its best to ensure that the 36th edition of the oldest and internationally most recognised Serbian jazz festival, although in a different format than usual, is marked by top musical achievements.
The slogan of this year’s Belgrade Jazz Festival – “Jazzistance” – on the one hand the endurance and resilience of jazz music throughout history, and even today, in these difficult and complicated epidemiological times, while on the other hand it warns of one of the most frequently mentioned words this year: necessary distance , which should be kept while we enjoy jazz music!
Prominent Serbian double bass player, composer and pedagogue Nenad Vasilić, who has been living and working in Vienna for years, will perform at the opening of the festival. He has long been one of the leading musicians on the European jazz scene, and his work is a fusion of European jazz and improvised music, colored by melodies and rhythms from the rich heritage of Balkan folklore with which he grew up and which inspires him. Our audience will have the opportunity to listen to Vasilić’s compositions in specially prepared arrangements and performances of “Nenad Vasilić Bass & Strings”.