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Black Sea Jazz Festival

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Black Sea Jazz Festival
Robert Plant performing at the Black Sea Arena at the Black Sea Jazz Festival, 2018.
GenreJazz, blues, soul, R&B, rock
Location(s)Georgia: Batumi, Black Sea Arena
Years active2007–present
WebsiteBlack Sea Jazz Festival

The Black Sea Jazz Festival (Georgian: შავი ზღვის ჯაზ-ფესტივალი) is an international jazz festival held annually, traditionally in July, in Batumi and nearby locations on Georgia's Black Sea coast, which, along with Tbilisi Jazz Festival, is one of the country's main jazz events.

The festival was founded in 2007. The subsequent editions broadened the scope of the festival to include rock, R&B, soul, disco, funk, and hip-hop and hosted both Georgian and international performers as diverse as George Clinton, Snoop Dogg, Lisa Stansfield, The Prodigy, and Robert Plant.[1][2][3][4] The 10th edition, held from 15 to 24 July 2016, was the largest one in the history of the Black Sea Jazz Festival.[5]


  1. ^ "Snoop Dogg, Lisa Stansfield to perform at Black Sea Jazz Festival". Agenda.ge. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Quincy Jones, Lauryn Hill, Chris Brown among headliners for 2016 Black Sea Jazz Festival". Agenda.ge. 27 April 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Sun, sea and sounds at the Black Sea Jazz Festival". Euronews. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Robert Plant opens Black Sea Jazz Festival in Georgia". Agenda.ge. 20 July 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  5. ^ Karsaulidze, Eka (28 April 2016). "10th Black Sea Jazz Festival to Host Unprecedented Number of Participants". Georgia Today. Archived from the original on 10 January 2020. Retrieved 29 April 2016.