For seven years in a row, Nišville jazz festival has had the status of 'the festival of jazz and volunteers'. Unfortunately, because of the financial problems, the number of volunteers for Nišville 2016 will be reduced from 400 to 300. Starting from 2010, more than 2000 volunteers have participated in the organization of the festival.
Band from Japan "Yuichiro Tokuda RALYZZDIG" led by sax player, vocalist and composer Yuichiro Tokuda - an emerging star in the Japanese music scene - is going to perform at last night of Nisville jazz festival – Sunday, August 14th.
British daily newspaper „Guardian" published list of Top 10 European Jazz Festivals. Nisville jazz festival is there, too! According „Guardian" - Top 10 Jazz Festivals in Europe are: North Sea jazz festival (Roterdam - Netherland), Montreux jazz festival, (Swiss), Jazz in Marciac (France), Jazz a Vienne (France), Guinness Cork Jazz (Ireland), Umbria jazz festival (Perugia, Italy), Nisville (Nis, Serbia), A Love Supreme (Saseks- England), Jazz de Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) and Alfa Jazz Fest (Lviv-Ukraine).
Famous singer (born in Nis) Bilja Krstic and her band "Bistrik" is going to perform at Nisville 2016, at Friday, August 12th.
One of the most important sax player at the turn of 20th into the 21st century – Bill Evans is going to perform at Nisville jazz festival 2016 – at Saturday, august 13th. Memebers of his band are Bryan Baker (guitar & vocal) Dave Anderson (bass) i Josh Dion (drums & vocal).
This year, the free program of Nisville Jazz Festival 2016 (August 11th- 14th) will include the international "Balkan Saints" contest – the international competition of brass bands that perform jazz music based or influenced by Balkan traditional music. The winner of the contest will be awarded with a prize money and will perform at the closing night of the festival.
Soweto Kinch, multi award-winning saxophonist, MC and composer specialising in a trademark style of Jazz, Rap and Spoken Word unlike that of any other performer in the world. Is going to perform at Nišville 2016, at Friday August 12th.
One of the greatest contemporary guitarist, Al Di Meola is going to perform with his trio at fisrst night of Nisville jazz festival, Thursday, August 11th.
Super jazz trio consists of "the best jazz pianist of his generation" (Time Magazine) Cyrus Chestnut, "one of the key sidemen in modern jazz" bassist Buster Williams and "one of the founding fathers of jazz fusion" drummer Lenny White is going to perform at first day of Nisville 2016 - Thursday, August 11th.
Three months before the start of Nišville 2016, one-day tickets fot the festival will be available at the price of 10€ (Parterre), as well as VIP one-day tickets for the price of 15€.