The famous drummer Jeff Ballard would play at our festival as a leader of the trio with sax player Chris Cheek, and the singer/guitarist Lionel Loueke.

Canadian bassist Alain Caron’s musical career began at the early age of 11 when he joined some top 40 bands performing American, south-American and French standards. At the age of 14 he discovered the music which would become his life’s passion - jazz. Later he became member of the legendary UZEB.

Marla Glen is an American singer. She is known for her unique voice, haunting lyrics, for her fierce commitment to social change and the cause of human unity. 

Gregory Porter iis an American jazz vocalist, songwriter and actor. Porter won the 2014 Grammy for best jazz vocal album, Liquid Spirit. Since his 2010 debut on the Motéma label, Porter has been well received in the music press. The New York Times described Porter as "a jazz singer of thrilling presence, a booming baritone with a gift for earthy refinement and soaring uplift" in its review of Liquid Spirit.

The legendary Slovak bass player Juraja Griglák released a new album “Time to Fly” with well known american musicians Poogie Bell , Chris Hemingway a Bobby Sparks. On the tour Sparks is substituted by virtuoso Slovak piano player Eugen Vizvary.

Bob Mintzer is a jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, and big band leader based in Los Angeles. While touring with the Yellowjackets or his own quartet, or big band, Mintzer writes music for big band, various small bands, saxophone quartets, orchestral and concert band music.

The Quintet of Sisa Fehérová is a band crossing jazz, blues and alternative music. In their repertoire you can be introduced to original songs and imaginative arangments of jazz and anti-jazz compositions. Music full of tense and emotions led by energic smooth voice of Sisa, supported by soulful guitar of Tony Dlapa and perceptive play of pianist Federico De Vittor. 

GrooveHub is a young Slovak trio, winner of last years Stage of young talents at our festival. They mix jazz, funk and latino with a drive of a rock band. They are inspired by Hiromi, Mezzoforte and Marcus Miller.

Kirkland "Kirk" Lightsey is an American jazz pianist. Lightsey had piano instruction from the age of five and studied piano and clarinet through high school. After service in the Army, Lightsey worked in Detroit and California in the 1960s as an accompanist to singers. 

Even before the release of his first recordings, the trend-setting US magazine "DownBeat" chose Daniel Čačija as the best young singer of 2013. Then in 2014, he received the "Croatian Grammy" (Porin Music Award) in the "Jazz Album of the Year".