Kavorka is a truly international line-up, formed in 2010 by four of Ireland's finest jazz musicians.

“AsGuests sounds fresh, contemporary and adventurous with a deep respect for the jazz tradition. This quartet knows how to transform complex music into an accessible and fascinating performance.” (Robert Kinable)

The slovakian trombonist Michal Motýľ is not only an internatially well known, technically perfect bass trombone player, but also a talented composer and arranger.

Hugh Masekela is a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer, a true legend of Afro-jazz.

Les McCann is an American soul jazz pianist and vocalist whose biggest successes came as a crossover artist into R&B and soul. Javon Jackson played in the Jazz Messengers until Art Blakey's death.

Led by Bellita Exposito, vocalist, pianist and percussionist extraordinaire, Jazztumbatá is a hard-hitting Afro—Cuban-Fusion quartet from Havana, Cuba. In Bratislava with a special guest, flute player and singer Glenda.

The band of one of the world's best guitarists plays after seven years at our festival again. Mike Stern featuring high-profile players Bob Franceschini, Chris Minh Doky and Keith Carlock.

The first night of our festival is a great opportunity to discover almost all the top jazz players and bands of Slovakia. The two hours long showcase comes without changeovers between the acts - there would be two stages on the podium.

The album “Gone Too Far“ is a brilliant jazz adaptation of Schubert’s ”Winterreise“ with English texts, tailor-made by no less than mathias rüegg for the charming Lia Pale.

Djabe is the most invited and appreciated Hungarian jazz/world fusion group regarding the international festival scene. During its 19 years long history Djabe played in 42 countries of 3 continents. Special guest: Gulli Briem form Mezzoforte.