This year’s Valjevo Jazz Festival starts tomorrow with a free music workshop “Learn how to listen to jazz” which will be held by the Association of Jazz, Pop and Rock Musicians of Serbia in the grand hall of the Music School in Valjevo.
The upcoming weekend at the Jazz Festival will be dedicated to young people and free programmes and workshops for students of music and art schools. Workshops will be led by eminent artists and musicians such as Vasil Hadžimanov, Ivan Ilić, Duško Gojković, Dimitrije Vasiljević, Ricardo Grilli, Ben Tiberio, Raphael Pannier, Luka Ignjatović, Jova Torbica, Peja Milutinović, Dragan Ćalina, and others.
The Festival will also feature a Mardi Gras-type of carnival, led by Bow Lence Brass Band. The parade will start on Sunday, at 1 pm, in the city square and continue along Valjevo streets. Hundreds of children from Vršac, Novi Sad, Bijeljina, Belgrade and Valjevo will join in.
The Festival, which closes on May 19th, will also feature Radio and Television of Serbia’s Big Band and Duško Gojković, the Dragan Ćalina Quartet, the Dimitrije Vasiljević Quartet (USA), the Sebastien Giniaux Quintet (France), Shalos (Israel) and Naked Band.
The Valjevo Jazz Festival is the only festival that has been continuously held every year since its inception 35 years ago, with nearly 1,200 musicians and more than 100 bands from the country and abroad performing.
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