2019

Barbora Botošová is the granddaughter of the legendary violin player Ján Berky Mrenice. One of the few Slovak leading violin player women recently released her debut album "Colors of My Soul" featuring jazz, world music, and ethno.

The Emma Nagy Quintet won the Grand Prix and two soloist awards of the 2nd Budapest Downtown Jazz Competition in 2018. They have been actively performing ever since. In 2019 the band won the Best Orchestra Award at the annual Müpa Jazz Showcase based on the votes of the international jury.

The Baylor Project pays homage to their wide-ranging musical influences, and in so doing; they generate an eclectic sound whose overall effect is spiritual, buoyant, and feel good music. Soulful. Melodic. Authentic. “Married musicians vocalist Jean Baylor and drummer Marcus Baylor have created a captivating “project” that meets at the 3-way intersection of Jazz, Gospel and Legacy. Brimming with aural snapshots of their individual roots and the sacred space where they come together, it is a very unique album that soothes the soul.” -Urban Music Scene (by A. Scott Galloway)

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

The set-up of three experienced musicians (Palúch, Comendant and Ragan) has existed since 2004. The music they make is based on interfacing of jazz and folkore music (Slovak and Moldavian), coloured by elements of jazz music. The repertoire of the trio includes arrangements of jazz standards and their original compositions.

From Leeds, England, singer/songwriter/musician Corinne Bailey Rae shot to stardom with her self-titled #1 UK debut album in 2006, featuring the global hits “Put Your Records
On“ and “Like A Star”. Bailey Rae has received two GRAMMY AWARDS, two MOBOS, alongside multiple nominations including BRIT and BET Awards.

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