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).
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.
For the first time in Serbia,two jazz bands from China: Golden Buddha and Li Gao Yang Group - will perform at this year's edition of Nisville jazz festival.
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€.
This music still glows as brightly as that first hearing...Shakatak aren't just a band, they were the soundtrack to our lives" RONNIE SCOTT'S House Magazine (UK).
Legendary British jazz-funk band Shakatak is going to perform at Nisville 2016 (August 13th). Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music – but then Shakatak is a particularly unusual group.
Guitarist and singer Nenad Zlatanovic formed Texas Flood in 2004 to play blues rock influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix , Gov't Mule and Led Zeppelin. After many personal changes in 2008 they finally became power trio. So far the band has released two albums.
Faze Action, comprising of brothers and musical masterminds Robin and Simon Lee, grew up together in Amersham in England, both building an interest in music early on. Robin started his musical journey teaching himself how to play bass and later studied music at Goldsmiths College. In the meantime, his brother Simon was learning to record and produce his own musical creations back in their hometown.
The NYC based guitarist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and music producer, Vladimir Cetkar was born in Ohrid in Macedonia. His critically acclaimed, original album releases 'Heavenly' and 'We Will Never End', have positioned him as one of the most distinguished names in the jazz-soul-funk genre.
The Youth Philharmony "Naissus", led by mastro Zoran Adric, is going to perform at openinig of the Nisville 2015 (Thursday, Azgust 13th). Among others, they are going to perform symphonic arrangements of famous jazz standards composed by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, as well as the songs made famous by Louis Armstrong.