Jazz Etno Funky Festival

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Jazz Etno Funky Festival - JEFF
Genre Jazz, world, folk, funk
Dates July and August
Location(s) Koper, Slovenia
Years active 2003 - present

The Jazz Etno Funky Festival, often referred to as JEFF, is one of the most popular music festivals in Slovenian Istria; it is held annually in July and August in Koper, in the idyllic ambient of the gardens of the Regional Museum of Koper.


The event was founded in 2003 and today features artists of a wide array of music genres including jazz, funk, world, folk and other styles. It is organised by activists of the SAK - Students' Association of Koper.

Some of the most notable artists who have taken part in JEFF since its inception include: Vasko Atanasovski, Gwen Hughes, Perpetuum Jazzile, Kelvis Ochoa, Terra Folk produkcija, Kisha, Bratko Bibič, New Swing Quartet, Fake orchestra, Olivija, Dazhbog ensemble, Caña Flamenca, Ansasa Trio, Aritmija, Aljoša Jerič, Ratko Dautovski, Vocalissimo, Greentown Jazz Band, Areia, Erik Marenče, Ethnodelia, Die Resonanz, Kaneo, Sedef, Nino Mureškič, Jure Tori, Ewald Oberleitner, K3, Mahnimal, Adrabesa Quartet and many others.

The festival today[edit]

In its current form, the festival lasts six separate days, that is first three Wednesdays in July and first three Wednesdays in August. Apart from the music programme, in recent years the festival has accommodated an ever-increasing number of music and dance workshops, as well as extra-musical activities, ranging from photography exhibitions to culinary and ecology-focused workshops and presentations.

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