British singer, songwriter and multiintrumentalist Tammy Payne is going to perform at Nisville ' at Saturdaz, August 15th. Along with her band (Ruth Hammond - keyboards, Neil Smith - guitar, Will Harris – bass and Matt Brown – drums) she'll present an outsanding album "Viva Outsider" (2014, New York, "Ninety & Nine Records") . The new album is a reminder of what a classic song writer Tammy Payne is. Reminiscent of New Chanson ( Rufus Wainwright, Francois Brut ) in their wit and timelessness, the songs evoke the more wistful elements of jazz and blues, to make for a most poetic lounge sound.
Dutch band „Jazz Connection" is going to perform at Nisville 2015, in Saturday, August 15th.
Founded 25 years ago in 'jazzy' hometown Breda, Jazz Connection is moving like a train, swinging and rolling with their Jive & Swing show. They have performed at major festivals and clubs in Holland, toured in Belgium, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, France, Bulgaria and Poland as well as in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The band performed from the start of the band at the Breda Jazz Festival in The Netherlands.
Sotavento Big Band, an Argentine Jazz orchestra formed in Buenos Aires, Argentina 12 years ago is going to perfrorm at Nisville 2015, at Sunday, August 16th. The band shared the stage with numerous professional groups in Argentina and became one of the most active Big Band in the argertinian jazz scene. This year the orchestra performed its first European tour covering Serbia, Bulgaria, Italy, France and Switzerland.
Two real world jazz legend, trumpeter Dusko Gojkovic and pianist Milcho Leviev will perform together for the first time at this year's Nišville on Saturday, August 15, accompanied by the Big Band RTS. Gojkovic and Leviev are without any doubt the most important instrumentalists, and composers, arrangers and the band leaders originating from the Balkans, a sort of exclusivity of this program is the fact that two of them have never been recorded nor played together.
Nišville Jazz Festival 2015 is going to include another new free festival stage in the Fortress of Nis with the aim of providing continuous audience education and improving the festival program.
From August 13 until August 16 (20:00-23:00), young talented pianists will have an opportunity to improvise along with the projection of silent movies. The symbolic name od this stage refers to the well-known ex-Yugoslav movie 'The Marathon Family' ('Maratonci trče počasni krug').
The producer of the hit dance single "Make A Move On Me" and one of the most popular contemporary DJs Joey Negro is going to perform at the new free stage of Nisville Jazz Festival 2015.
The organizer's idea was not only to improve the variety of the music at the festival but also to make an influence on the musical taste of the young people, offering them a free stage where they can listen to the DJ sets made of soul, funk, jazz and swing music.
One of the best contemporary female jazz vocalist Yildiz Ibrahimova is going to perform at opening day (August 13th) of Nisville jazz festival along with Turkish Air Force Big Band „Eeagles of Jazz".
Yildiz Ibrahimova was born in Bulgaria. Since 1993 has been living in Turkey. She is called "the great star of Bulgaria and Turkey".
In the last six years Nisville has not only been the festival of jazz music, but also the festival of the volunteers. Since 2010, the festival has brought together more than 1400 of volunteers from 20 countries around the world. As the greatest volunteers' event in the city of Nis, Nisville volunteers team was awarded 'Constantin The Great' medal in 2012. Nisville volunteers project of 2013 was recognized by The National Youth Council Of Serbia as the best youth project of the year.
2014 Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Star Winner and Grammy Award winning tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery is going to perform at Nisville 2015 with his quartet at Sunday, August 16th. Members of his all stars band are: pianist David kikoski, bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Ralph Peterson.