2019

Salvador Vilar Braamcamp Sobral is a Portuguese singer. He represented Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with "Amar Pelos Dois", giving Portugal its first win since their debut in 1964. It was written by Sobral's sister, singer-songwriter Luísa Sobral.

Jonah Nilsson's life changed overnight after him and a couple long-time friends uploaded their own covers of huge pop hits like Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” and Justin Bieber’s “Baby” to Youtube. The unique funk-pop covers spread like wildfire in the music community, garnered them millions of views, and got them the attention of many acclaimed artists.

Headed by Snarky Puppy’s multi Grammy–winning percussion duo of Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth, Ghost-Note is an explosion of sound.

Artists TBA. The competition is still runnig, we add the talents two weeks before the festival.

There are jazz singers. Then there is Judi Jackson. Hers are the qualities possessed by the greats. Astounding range. Immaculate pitch. That indefinable ‘thing’. A twenty-something from small-town Roanoke, Virginia, Jackson arrived in London in 2017. Her first national tour, and subsequent dates in Europe, sold out. Little wonder: alongside covers of tunes made famous by her idols - Bettie, Billie, Ella, Nina – are originals that sound like classics, many of them showcased on her 2017 EP, Blame It On My Youth: ‘Still’, a meditative ballad with mystical clout.

Paul Jarret is a young french guitarist and composer playing mostly jazz and improvised music. Playing the jazz standards as well as radical free improvisation, he is involved in many projects as a leader, a co-leader or a sideman. Jim Black is at the forefront of a new generation of musicians bringing jazz into the 21st century.

Last year's winner of our young talent's stage competition will open the festival on the main stage this year. Composer and keyboard player Tibor Feledi presents original compositions inspired by the tradition of Slovak children's songs in an unconventional connection with contemporary progressive jazz. His Kairos Quintet combines groove and jazz elements with influences of electronics, classical music, free improvisation, fusion or post-bop.

Kernfusion is a fusion jazz group from Carinthia (Austria) formed in the summer of 2017. Since then the four really young musicians all between 19 and 20 years old are playing their own arrangements of tunes by legends such as Herbie Hancock and Herbie Hancock.

Pianist and provocateur Connie Han has created an edgy blend of modern and traditional jazz with her incendiary Mack Avenue Records debut CRIME ZONE. At 23, this young lioness is on a fast-climbing trajectory to jazz stardom with rave reviews from The New York Times, Jazziz Magazine, Downbeat Magazine, and more. According to Downbeat Magazine, Han has “already absorbed the post-bop piano masters” with “all the technical mastery she’ll ever need.”

Anomalie is the live electronic project of Nicolas Dupuis, a classically trained keyboardist and producer based in Montreal.