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International Jazz Festival VARNA SUMMER

Activity Active
Founded 1992
Location Varna
First edition in Varna 1992
Last edition in Varna 2020
Frequency of occurrence every year
Month July-August
Usual duration 1-4 days
Type musical
Regulations representative
Audience specialized
Content experimental
Range international
Organizer a non-profit organization
Type of participants professionals
Places in the open
Access paid
Official website

The basic organizer is the Varna Municipality in cooperation with the “Varna Summer Jazz Society” Association, whose main activist is the sax-player Anatoliy Vapirov. During the initial years it was accompanied by masterclasses and the realization of special projects, which were premiere performances on the Festival stage. 

 

The Festival program usually has a selection of 6 – 8 groups and individual performers from Bulgaria and other European states who perform author music. Until 1999 the Festival was held in the Festival and Congress Center, and after that – in the yard of the Archeological Museum.


Editions in Varna 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

1993 – 5 – 8 August

8 August Yanka Rupkina and Theodosii Spassov Jazz Quartet.

8 August. Karin Krog and John Surman

1994 – 11 – 14 August

1997 – 31 – 2 August

1998 - 13 - 15 August

2000 – 3 – 5 August

2001 – 1 – 3 August

2003 – 1 – 3 August

2004 – 29 – July – 1 August

2008

2011 – 29 – 31 July

2012 – 27 – 29 July

2014 – 31 – 3 August

2015 – 30 July – 2 August

2016 - 28-31 юли

2018 – 28 – 29 July

2020 – 18 – 20 August

2017 – 27 – 29 July

“Varna Summer”. Poster. Graphic Design Dimitar Traychev.