Bansko Jazz Festival 2014

Jul 17, 2014 No Comments by

Jazz Fest Bansko 2014

The Bansko Jazz Festival 2014 programme is here. Better than ever. I think so. It’s number seventeen and will prove to be as popular as ever.

I love the fact that the town comes to life during the Jazz Festival week; so I am sure you will too.

Like last year, the third annual Beer Festival is on the 2nd and 9th August at Bansko Royal Towers. Meet your friends and make new firends whilst trying beers from all around the world to try.


Pre Festival Programme


  • August 6th, Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. Piano concert – Alexander Hintchev
  • August 7th, Thursday, 8:00 p.m. Piano concert – Prof. Yovcho Krushev

*Tickets at the community centre

Тhe concerts start at 19.00

August 8th, Friday

1. Camellia Todorova & Brass Association COMBO (Bulgaria) – Camellia Todorova – vocals, Mihail Yossifov – trumpet, Velislav Stoyanov – trombone, Milen Kukosharov – piano, Boris Taslev – double bass, Borislav Petrov – drums

2. JeSante (USA) – JeSante – vocals, Evan Ubiera – guitar, Kaley Puckett – keys, Cody Rahn – drums, Alex Minier – bass

3.  Sofia Band with special guest Jordanka Hristova – Ruslan Kupenov – guitar, Alexander Damianov – guitar, Venko Zahariev – saxophone, Gencho Vartovski – trumpet, Ivan Platov – piano, Chavdar Pavlov – bass, Krum Kalachev – percussion

4. Magnetik (Bulgaria) – Ilin Grivishki /Dj ilko/ – sampling, beats & programming, Michael Fleming – vocals, Mladen Dimitrov /Mr. Moon/ – composer, drums, producer, Philip Alexandrov /Fingertone/ – keys, Angel Dyulgerov /Free Style, Tubehedz/ – guitar, brass section

August 9th, Saturday

1. Vassil Petrov & Big Band Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria), conductor Boris Yanev with solo performances by Christina Paleva & Mariana

2. Kuba Stankiewicz Quartet (Poland) – Kuba Stankiewicz – piano, Maciej Sikala – tenor and soprano saxophone, Wojcieh Pulcyn – bass, Sebastian Frankiewicz – drums

3. China Moses & Raphael Lemonnier (USA/ France) – China Moses – vocals, Raphael Lemonnier – piano, Fabien Marcoz – bass, Jean-Pierre Derouard – drums, Atanas Hadjiev – sax

4. Eight Wheel Drive (8WD) (Germany) – Wolfgang “Pannas” Dannecker – vocals, Manni Schmelzer – trombone, Achim Rietzler – saxophone, Jos Wetzels – trumpet, Wolfgang “Dufte” Albers – guitar, Willie Bergen – bass, Dick Franssen – keyboard & organ, Charlie T – drums

August 10th, Sunday

1.  Stefka Onikian, instrumental trio “Rocky’s”, vocal trio “Sunny”  and young Bulgarian jazz talents

2. Rossella Graziani & Dolce Vita (Italy) – Rossella Graziani – vocals, Luigi Sidero – piano, Giorgio Santisi – bass, Stefano Perez Peretto – drums

3. Axel Zwingenberger (Germany) & Keito Saito  (Japan) – piano

4. Yordanka Hristova & Sofia orchestra (Bulgaria)

August 11th, Monday

1. Elena Koleva & the Fifth Season Quartet  (Bulgaria) – Elena Koleva – vocal, Plamen Karadonev – accordion, piano, Dimitar Karamfilov – double bass, Hristo Yotzov – percussion, drums

2. Iyeoka (USA) – Iyeoka – lead vocals and African drum, David Franz – bass, guitar and drums, Andrew Bergman – saxophone, Brian Capobianchi – acoustic guitar, backing vocals and rap vocals lead solos, Jayson Fann – percussion, drums

3. Jive Aces (UK) – Ian Clarkson – lead vocals, trumpet, ukulele, “Big“ John Fordham – tenor sax, clarinet, fiddle, Alex Douglas – trombone, washboard, bongos, harmonica, Vince “Professor“ Hurley – piano, Ken Smith – double bass, Peter “Bilky“ Howell – drums

August 12th, Tuesday

1. Sound Underground Trio (USA) – Jonah Udall – guitar, David Leon – alto saxophone, Alec Aldred – trumpet & flugelhorn

2. Assaf Kehati Trio (Israel) – Assaf Kehati – guitar, Ronen Itzik – drums, Ehud Ettun – double bass

3. Tania Maria Viva Brazil Quartet (Brazil) – Tania Maria – vocal and piano, Marc Bertaux – guitar bass, Caio Mamberti – percussion, Hubert Colau – drums

4. Dirty Purchase & Amalia (Bulgaria) – Hristoslav Galileev-Galio – bass guitar, Nikolai Danev – drums and percussion, Liudmil Stoinev – keyboard, guitar and violin, Ivan Letchev – guitar and violin, Mihail Iosifov – trumpet, Velislav Stoyanov – trombone, Emil Mintchev – vocal, Amalia – vocal

August 13th, Wednesday

Bansko Jazz Fest 2014

Nigun @ Bansko Jazz Fest 2014

1. Nigun (Hungary) – Andras Parniczky – guitar, Peter Bede – saxophone, Peter Ajtai – double bass, Istvan Balo– drums

2. CANDY DULFER & Band (Holland)

3. Hubert Tubbs & Band (USA/Austria) – Hubert Tubbs – vocal,  Steve Hooks – saxsaxophones, Andy Vanura – keyboard,  Andy Krausbock – guitars, Karl Sayer – bass,  Heini Altbart – drums

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