Jazz Fest Sarajevo

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Jazz Fest Sarajevo
12. Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2008 (3005685019).jpg
Genrejazz improvised music crossover world
DatesFirst week of November
Location(s)Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Years active1997-present

The Jazz Fest Sarajevo (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian: Sarajevski džez festival / Сарајевски џез фестивал) is an international music festival held annually in the first week of November in Sarajevo and is the largest of its kind in southeastern Europe.[1]

Jazz Fest Sarajevo is an annual celebration of contemporary music based on jazz and improvised music. It has been a regular attraction since 1997. The weeklong event presents jazz musicians from 60 countries in more than 300 concerts.


"After all the huge amount of music and emotion experienced in Sarajevo, what is left is the sense of having lived through an intellectual adventure of the highest caliber. Kudos to Edin and his team for creating and keeping alive this festival in the most difficult conditions - we all may soon have to learn from them.",[2] Francesco Martinelli for All About Jazz, November 2016.

“Almost 21 years after the Dayton agreement Jazz Fest has managed to organize 20 festivals! Edin Zubčević and his staff not only deserve a culture prize but also the Nobel peace prize!”,[3] Lars Mossefinn for salt-peanuts*, November 2016.

Jazz Fest Sarajevo is an annual celebration of contemporary music based on jazz related and improvised music. The festival program features well-known musicians from around the world but also invites new and prospective artists for performances in several venues around the city. In the past 20 years it has earned a reputation of a trend setting international music festival in the Balkan region, with more than 770 artists, who have presented more than 270 different ensembles to audiences.

Within its program, dedicated to offering audiences a relevant cross section of contemporary music, Jazz Fest has presented top artists in their field, rising stars and local talents every year anew, including many premieres. At its 20th-anniversary edition in 2016, it presented yet another European premiere – John Zorn's Bagatelles Marathon, presenting 11 ensembles with a stellar line up of Zorn's longtime collaborators from New York's downtown scene.

With a growing local and international fan community which appreciates the festival's high production standards, diverse and adventurous programming and educational content for kids, young musicians and music students, Jazz Fest Sarajevo has become the most important musical event in the country, as well as an event of high cultural significance for its society.

Jazz Fest Sarajevo is a member of Europe Jazz Network – the European family of organizers of artistic musical programs.

Live releases recorded at Jazz Fest Sarajevo[edit]

Live in Sarajevo by Norwegian saxophonist, tenor and composer Håkon Kornstad is a recording of his solo performance held at 18th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2014, released by Jazzland Recordings in 2015.

The composition Adhān by Arve Henriksen from his album Places of Worship, released by Runne Grammofon in 2013, is a field recording from his performance at 2nd Xenophonia in 2010.

Live! by Bosnian vocalist Amira Medunjnanin was recorded in 2008 at 12th Jazz Fest Sarajevo and released by Gramofon the following year.

Very Much Alive by Norwegian drummer Paolo Vinaccia, released by Jazzland Recordings in 2010, features a concert of the Terje Rypdal Trio held at 6th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2002.

Concert links[edit]

The John Scofield Überjam Band concert at 17th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2013

Eivind Aarset Quartet concert at 17th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2013

David Gilmore & Art of Ascension Trio concert at 17th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2013

Dhafer Youssef performing Odd Poetry and Aya1984 at 10th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2006

Related events[edit]

Kid's Day is held traditionally on a Sunday, always the last festival day, when kids of age 3 to 12 have the chance to enjoy a concert with a repertoire of jazz standards rearranged especially for the occasion, followed by a workshop Meet the Instruments, where they prove, every year anew, that free chocolate and natural juices are the best fuel for uncontrolled music making.

Music Meeting Sarajevo is an educational program for young musicians and music students from the Western Balkans region held within the festival program, offering its participants an opportunity to meet the festival's artists as well as a chance to perform within its Late Nite Stage program at jam sessions, while at the same time functioning as a successful platform for future collaborations among young musicians, who usually get only few chances to participate in similar events in a society marked by the Balkan wars in the 1990s.

Xenophonia was initiated by Jazz Fest Sarajevo as a platform for collaboration between local and international artists, with the aim to enable a way for Bosnian and Herzegovenian musicians to position themselves on the international music scene.


In collaboration with numerous local designers, Jazz Fest Sarajevo has created a visual path of its own in the past two decades.

Its posters have become collectors' items, earning JFS and its design partners many accolades, among them a Web Award in 2011, for best web site national in the field of culture and the Grand Prix Web of the Year Award.

The famous, mouthless Green Man made an unforgettable impression on the posters of the 7th, 8th and 9th Jazz Fest Sarajevo in 2003, 2004 and 2005 and was proclaimed Jazz Fest Sarajevo's mascot by audiences who kept looking for it at festival editions that followed.

The Norwegian light designer VJ Tord Knudsen repeatedly ensured a visual spectacle at multiple festival editions, making Jazz Fest Sarajevo concerts a full artistic experience for its audiences.


Edin Zubčević - founder and artistic director

Djana Karavdić - head of office

Eric Bajramović - head of production

Mina Maglić - box office and assistance

Including a small but prolific community of loyal Jazz Fest Sarajevo freelance experts and collaborators, who help to make each festival a memorable experience for everyone involved.


20th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2016[edit]

Bugge Wesseltoft’s New Conception Of Jazz (Marthe Lea, Oddrun Lilja Jonsdottir, Sanskriti Shrestha, Siv Øyun Kjenstad, Bugge Wesseltoft)

Rob Mazurek São Paulo Underground (Rob Mazurek, Guilherme Granado, Mauricio Takara)

Nitai Hershkovits Solo (Nitai Hershkovits)

Tatran (Tamuz Dekel, Offir Benjaminov, Dan Mayo)

Marc Ducret Solo

Samuel Blaser Trio (Samuel Blaser, Marc Ducret, Peter Bruun)

Inside Out (Markus Stockhausen, Florian Weber)

Taksim Trio (Hüsnü Şenlendirici, İsmail Tunçbilek, Aytaç Doğan)

Matija svira Arsena (Matija Dedić)

Masada - John Zorns Bagatelles Marathon Sarajevo (John Zorn, Dave Douglas, Greg Cohen, Joey Baron)

Julian Lage & Gyan Riley - John Zorns Bagatelles Marathon Sarajevo (Julian Lage, Gyan Riley)

Nova Quartet - John Zorns Bagatelles Marathon Sarajevo (John Medeski, Kenny Wollesen, Trevor Dunn, Joey Baron)

Sylvie Courvoisier & Mark Feldman - John Zorns Bagatelles Marathon Sarajevo

Trigger - John Zorns Bagatelles Marathon Sarajevo (Will Greene, Simon Hanes, Aaron Edgcomb)

Erik Friedlander & Jay Campbell - John Zorns Bagatelles Marathon Sarajevo (Erik Friedlander, Jay Campbell)

Uri Caine Trio - John Zorns Bagatelles Marathon Sarajevo (Uri Caine, Mark Helias, Clarence Penn)

Ikue Mori - John Zorns Bagatelles Marathon Sarajevo (Ikue Mori)

John Medeski Trio - John Zorns Bagatelles Marathon Sarajevo (John Medeski, David Fiuczynski, Calvin Weston)

Craig Taborn - John Zorns Bagatelles Marathon Sarajevo (Craig Taborn)

Asmodeus - John Zorns Bagatelles Marathon Sarajevo (Marc Ribot, Trevor Dunn, Kenny Grohowski, John Zorn)

Tijana Vignjević & Belma Alić

Miroslav Tadić & Merima Ključo (Miroslav Tadić, Merima Ključo)

Vincent Courtois-John Greaves-Mark Nauseef (Vincent Courtois, John Greaves, Mark Nauseef)

Eric Vloeimans' Oliver's Cinema (Eric Vloeimans, Jörg Brinkmann, Tuur Florizoone)

Bojan Z & Nils Wogram (Bojan Zulfikarpašić, Nils Wogram)

Julien Lourau & Bojan Z (Julien Lourau, Bojan Zulfikarpašić)

Django Bates’ humanCHain (Claire Hugenin, Django Bates, Dimitri Howald, Jeremias Keller, Nicolas Wolf, Nicola Habegger, Josephine Nagorsn, Gabriel Wenger, Michael Gilsenan, Loris Knüsel)

Terje Rypdal Group + Palle Mikkelborg (Terje Rypdal, Ståle Storløkken, Paolo Vinaccia, Palle Mikkelborg)

MONUMENTal ORKESTAR (Trajče Velkov, Kiril Kuzmanov, Dino Šukalo, Adis Sirbubalo, Edvin Hadžić, Amar Češljar)

19th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2015[edit]

Tigran Hamasyan “Mockroot (Tigran Hamasyan, Sam Minaie, Arthur Hnatek)

Jason Moran Fats Waller Dance Party (Jason Moran, Lisa Harris, Donvonte McCoy, Tarus Mateen, Daru Jones)

Al Di Meola Elysium & More Unplugged (Al Di Meola, Peo Alfonsi, Peter Kaszas)

Arve Henriksen & Christian Fennesz (Arve Henriksen, Christian Fennesz)

Tomasz Stanko Band (Tomasz Stanko, Alexi Tuomarila, Eric Revis, Gerald Cleaver)

Vladimir Kostadinovic Quartet (Joris Roelofs, Marko Crnčec, Milan Nikolić, Vladimir Kostadinović)

Kurt Elling “Passion World” (Kurt Elling, John McLean, Stu Mindeman, Clark Sommers, Ulysses Owens)

Edgar Tones & The Su'sis with Big Band (Edgar Tones, Susanne Seiberl, Alexandra Grandl, Christiane Niederbacher, Markus Pechmann, Martin Harms, Alex Pohn, Dino Šukalo, Edvin Hadžic)

18th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2014[edit]

Gregory Porter (Gregory Porter, Yosuke Sato, Chip Crawford, Aaron James, Emanuel Harrold)

John McLaughlin & 4th Dimension (John McLaughlin, Gary Husband, Etienne Mbappé, Ranjit Barot)

Bill Frisell – Guitar in the Space Age! (Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen)

Braća Teofilović i Miroslav Tadić (Ratko Teofilović, Radiša Teofilović, Miroslav Tadić)

Dianne Reeves (Dianne Reeves, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, Terreon Gully)

Håkon Kornstad – Dwell Time (Håkon Kornstad)

Avishai Cohen Trio (Avishai Cohen, Nitai Hershkovits, Daniel Dor)

Ibrahim Maalouf – Illusions (Ibrahim Maalouf, Francois Delporte, Frank Woeste, Antoine Guillemette, Stephane Galland, Youenn Le Cam, Yann Martin, Martin Saccardy)

17th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2013[edit]

ABRAHAM INC. feat. David Krakauer, Fred Wesley & SoCalled (David Krakauer, Fred Wesley, SoCalled, C-Rayz Walz, Freddie Hendrix, Phillip Whack, Sheryl Bailey, Allen Watsky, Nicki Parrott, Michael Sarin)

The John Scofield Überjam Band (John Scofield, Avi Bortnick, Andy Hess, Louis Cato)

Hamilton de Holanda (Hamilton de Holanda)

Jack DeJohnette Group feat. Don Byron (Jack DeJohnette, Don Byron, George Colligan, Jerome Harris)

David Gilmore & Art of Ascension Trio (David Gilmore, Matt Garrison, Gene Lake)

Eivind Aarset 4tet (Eivind Aarset, Audun Erlien, Erland Dahlen, Wetle Holte)

Marc Ducret Trio (Marc Ducret, Bruno Chevillon, Eric Echampard)

Halka (Božo Vrećo, Dino Šukalo, Adis Sirbubalo, Edvin Hadžić, Anes Beglerbegović)

16th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2012[edit]

Taksim Trio (Hüsnü Senlendirici, Ismail Tunçbilek, Aytaç Dogan)

Yuri Honing Wired Paradise (Yuri Honing, Frank Möbus, Stef van Es, Mark Haanstra, Joost Lijbaart)

The Bad Plus (Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson, Dave King)

Badi Assad (Badi Assad)

Arkul Orchestra (Vladimir Mićković, Atilla Aksoj, Dino Šukalo, Adis Sirbubalo, Edvin Hadžic, Anes Beglerbegović)

Miles Smiles (Wallace Roney, Rick Margitza, Larry Coryell, Darryl Jones, Joey DeFrancesco, Omar Hakim)

Bojan Z (Bojan Zulfikarpašić)

Richard Galliano: La Strada Quintet (Richard Galliano, Flavio Boltro, Mauro Negri, Furio di Castri, Mattia Barbieri)

Erika Stucky: Suicidal Yodels (Erika Stucky)

ZVRN (Miron Rafajlović, Bojan Z, Paolo Vinaccia)

Dhafer Youssef: Abu Nawas Rhapsody (Dhafer Youssef, Kristjan Randalu, Chris Jennings, Chander Sardjoe, Simon Jouin)

Lê / Schiefel / Hadžić / Češljar (Michael Schiefel, Nguyen Lê, Edvin Hadžić, dr. Amar Češljar)

15th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2011[edit]

Richard Bona (Richard Bona)

The Rosenberg Trio (Stochelo Rosenberg, Nous'che Rosenberg, Nonnie Rosenberg)

Dave Holland & Pepe Habichuela Flamenco Quintet feat. Josemi Carmona (Dave Holland, Pepe Habichuela, Josemi Carmona, Bandolero, Juan Carmona)

Henderson / Berlin / Chambers Super Trio (Scott Henderson, Jeff Berlin, Dennis Chambers)

John Abercrombie Quartet (John Abercrombie, Mark Feldman, Thomas Morgan, Joey Baron)

Joseph & James Tawadros (Joseph Tawadros, James Tawadros)

Kudsi Erguner Trio (Kudsi Erguner, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Bruno Caillat)

Stian Westerhus (Stian Westerhus)

Schiefel / Hadžić / Yankoulov (Michael Schiefel, Edvin Hadžić, Stoyan Yankoulov)

Ralph Towner (Ralph Towner)

Cheikh Lô (Cheikh Lô, Wilfrid Zinssou, Baye Mahanta Diop, Washington Pito Rosas, Samba N'Dokh, Khadim M'Baye, Ndiaye Badou)

14th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2010[edit]

Burhan Öçal & The Trakya All Stars (Burhan Öçal, Ahmet Elbasan, Yasar Cakirlar, Saffet Tungul, Bulent Ustaoglu, Ismail Papis, Ahmet Demirkiran, Mehmet Celiksu, Umit Adakale)

Edin Bosnić (Edin Bosnić)

Mike Stern Band feat. Didier Lockwood (Mike Stern, Didier Lockwood, Alain Caron, Lionel Cordew)

Tigran Hamasyan (Tigran Hamasyan)

Dave Holland Quintet (Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Robin Eubanks, Steve Nelson, Nate Smith)

Joseph Tawadros (Joseph Tawadros)

John Scofield Trio (John Scofield, Steve Swallow, Bill Stewart)

Gerardo Núñez Flamenca Reunion (Carmen Cortés, Jesus Ruiz, Gerardo Núñez, Pablo Martin, Angel Sánchez Cepillo)

Mercan Dede Tribal Quartet (Mercan Dede – DJ, Aykut Sutoglu, Cafer Nazlibas, Onur Il)

13th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2009[edit]

Carlos Bica Azul (Frank Möbus, Carlos Bica, Jim Black)

Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman (Kurt Elling, Ernie Watts, Laurence Hobgood, Harish Raghavan, Ulysess Owens)

Anouar Brahem (Anouar Brahem, Klaus Gesing, Björn Meyer, Khaled Yassine)

Arkul (Vladimir Mićković, Atilla Aksoj)

Trilok Gurtu Band (Phil Drummy, Roland Cabezas, Carlo Cantini, Johann Berby, Trilok Gurtu)

Damir Imamović (Damir Imamović)

Karim Ziad Ifrikya (Alain Debiossat, Vincent Mascart, Linley Marthe, Mahdi Ziouche, Hamid Mestari, Mehdi Askeur, Karim Ziad)

LTJ Bukem feat. MC Conrad (Bukem In Session) (LTJ Bukem, MC Conrad)

Renaud Garcia-Fons & Linea Del Sur (Renaud Garcia-Fons, Antonio Ruiz, Pascal Rollando, David Venitucci)

Jojo Mayer Nerve (Takuya Nakamura, John Davis, Roli Mosimann, Jojo Mayer)

12th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2008[edit]

Dianne Reeves (Dianne Reeves, Peter Sprague, Peter Martin, Darryl Hall, Greg Hutchinson)

Damir Imamović Trio (Damir Imamović, Vanja Radoja, Edvin Hadžic)

Django Bates: Autumn Fires & Green Shots (Django Bates)

Brad Mehldau Trio (Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, Jeff Ballard)

Amira Medunjanin (Amira Medunjanin, Dino Šukalo, Kim Burton, Edvin Hadžic, Amar Cešljar)

Misha Mengelberg (Misha Mengelberg)

Han Bennink (Han Bennink)

Manu Katche Playground (Mathias Eick, Tore Brunborg, Jason Rebello, Jarome Regard, Manu Katché)

Eric Vloeimans Gatecrash (Eric Vloeimans, Jeroen van Vliet, Gulli Gudmundsson, Jasper van Hulten)

Dave Douglas 3 (Dave Douglas, Mark Feldman, Scott Colley)

Misha Mengelberg Quartet (Misha Mengelberg, Dave Douglas, Ernst Glerum, Han Bennink)

Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet (Omar Sosa, Mola Sylla, Childo Tomas, Julio Barreto)

Nicola Conte /DJ act/ (Nicola Conte)

Jazzanova /DJ act/ (Roskow Kretschmann, Dirk Rumpff)

Depart (Harry Sokal, Heiri Känzig, Jojo Mayer)

Susanna (Susanna Wallumrød, Helge Sten, Pål Hausken)

11th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2007[edit]

Aziza Mustafa Zadeh (Aziza Mustafa Zadeh)

Jacky Terrasson (Jacky Terrasson)

Mercan Dede Secret Tribe (Mercan Dede, Goksel Baktagir, Guven Celikkaya, Yunus Balcioglu, Onur Il, Tanya Evanson)

Bugge Wesseltoft (Bugge Wesseltoft)

Jazzland Community (Sidsel Endresen, Håkon Kornstad, Eivind Aarset, Bugge Wesseltoft, Audun Erlien, Wetle Holte)

Baba Zula feat. Alexander Hacke (Murat Ertel, Levent Akman, Cosar Kamçi, Ceren Ertel, Naho Totani, Aleksander Hacke)

Sidsel Endresen (Sidsel Endresen)

Del Ferro / Seferović / Terzić (Mike Del Ferro, Enes Seferović, Dejan Terzić)

Rabih Abou-Khalil Group (Rabih Abou-Khalil, Gavino Murgia, Luciano Biondini, Michel Godard, Jarrod Cagwin)

Mungolian Jet Set (Paul “Strangefruit” Nyhus, Knut Saevik, Bugge The Bald Bespectacled, Håkon Kornstad)

Marc Ribot (Marc Ribot)

Joshua Redman Trio (Joshua Redman, Omer Avital, Greg Hutchinson)

Maria João (Maria João, Andre Fernandes, Demian Cabaud, Alexandre Frazao)

10th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2006[edit]

Dejan Terzić: Underground (Chris Speed, Frank Möbus, Mark Helias, Dejan Terzić)

Nils Petter Molvær (Nils Petter Molvær)

Cristina Branco (Cristina Branco, Ricardo Dias, Bernardo Couto, Alexandre Silva, Fernando Maia)

Richard Bona Group (Richard Bona, Taylor Haskins, John Caban, Etienne Stadwijk, Samuel Torres, Ernesto Simpson)

Markus Stockhausen (Markus Stockhausen)

Bojan Z Xenophonia (Bojan Zulfikarpašić, Remi Vignolo, Ari Hoenig)

João Bosco / Gonzalo Rubalcaba Group (João Bosco, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Nelson Faria, Ney Conceiçao, Kiko Freitas)

Yuri Honing Trio (Yuri Honing, Tony Overwater, Joost Lijbaart)

Trio 3 (Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille)

Dhafer Youssef Group (Dhafer Youssef, Eivind Aarset, Audun Erlien, Rune Arnesen)

Dennis Rollins’ Badbone & Co. (Dennis Rollins, Jay Phelps, Johnny Heyes, Peter Cochrane, Alex Morgan, Vidal Juba, shortMAN)

Dhafer Youssef & Bojan Z (Dhafer Youssef, Bojan Zulfikarpašić)

FLY: Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier, Jeff Ballard (Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier, Jeff Ballard)

The Grande Mothers Re:invented (Napoleon Murphy Brock (with FZ 1974 – 1984), Roy Estrada (with FZ 1964 – 1984), Don Preston (with FZ 1966 – 1974), Miroslav Tadić, Christopher Garcia)

9th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2005[edit]

Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra feat. Carla Bley (Charlie Haden, Carla Bley, Chris Cheek, Tony Malaby, Loren Stillman, Michael Rodriguez, Seneca Black, Curtis Fowlkes, Ahnee Sharon Freeman, Joe Daley, Steve Cardenas, Matt Wilson)

Marimanga Group (Daniel Nösig, Jure Pukl, Adam Klemm, Armend Xhaferi, Enes Seferović, Wolfgang Reiner)

Jack De Johnette Quartet (Jerome Harris, Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, Jack De Johnette)

Minority (Adam Klemm, Dino Šukalo, Enes Seferović, Amar Cešljar)

John Scofield Trio (John Scofield, Steve Swallow, Bill Stewart)

Matt Darriau Paradox Trio (Matt Darriau, Brad Shepik, Rufus Cappadocia, Seido Salifoski)

Tom Harrell Quintet (Tom Harrell, Jimmy Greene, Danny Grissett, Ugonna Okegwo, Johnathan Blake)

Jon Hassell & Maarifa Street (Jon Hassell, Peter Freeman, Rick Cox, Steve Shehan)

Arve Henriksen & Jan Bang (Arve Henriksen, Jan Bang)

Dafnis Prieto & Judith Sánchez-Ruíz (Dafnis Prieto, Judith Sánchez-Ruíz)

Snetberger / Andersen / Vinaccia (Ferenc Snétberger, Arild Andersen, Paolo Vinaccia)

Charming Hostess (Jewlia Eisenberg, Cynthia Taylor, Ganda Suthivarikom, AnMarie Rodgers)

Jazz Jamaica (Juliet Roberts, Zara Mcfarlane, Wesley L ucas, Abram Wilson, Harry Brown, Denys Baptiste, Soweto Kinch, Robin Banerjee, Alex Wilson, Gary Crosby, Satin Singh, Rod Youngs)

Han Bennink (Han Bennink)

Graham Haynes & Hardedge (Graham Haynes, Hardedge)

Magic Malik Orchestra (Malik Mezzadri, Denis Guivarc’h, Or Solomon, Sarah Murcia, Maxime Zampieri)

Daniel Karlsson Quintet (Daniel Karlsson, Peter Asplund, Per Texas Johansson, Christian Spering, Magnus Gran)

8th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2004[edit]

Biréli Lagrène (Biréli Lagrène, Paul Winterstein, Diego Imbert, Franck Wolf)

Dusko Goykovich Quartet (Dusko Goykovich, Joe Kienemann, Gary Todd, Harald Rüschenbaum)

Joachim Kühn Trio (Joachim Kühn, Jean Paul Celea, Wolfgang Reisinger)

Ravi Coltrane Group (Ravi Coltrane, Luis Perdomo, Drew Gress, EJ Strickland)

Al Foster Quartet (Eli Degibri, Kevin Hays, Doug Weiss, Al Foster)

Carlos Bica & Ana Brandao: DIZ (Ana Brandão, Carlos Bica, João Paulo, Katharina Gramss, Valentin Gregor)

Django Bates Human Chain + J. Lindstrand (Josefine Lindstrand, Julian Siegel, Django Bates, Laurence Cottle, Gary Husband)

Victor Bailey Group (Victor Bailey, Peter Horvath, Bennie Maupin, Scott Peaker)

Roscoe Mitchell Trio (Roscoe Mitchell, Harrison Bankhead, Tani Tabbal)

Wadada Leo Smith & Ikue Mori (Wadada Leo Smith, Ikue Mori)

Steve Coleman & Five Elements + guests (Steve Coleman, Jonathan Finlayson, Yunior Terry, Dafnis Prieto, Jenn Shyu)

Muriel Zoe (Muriel Zoe, Matthias Pogoda, Johannes Huth, Michael Verhovec, Michael Leuschner)

Distortion Trio (Matthew Bourne, Chris Sharkey, Dave Black)

Susie Ibarra Trio (Jennifer Choi, Craig Taborn, Susie Ibarra)

Kudsi Ergüner: Islam Blues (Halil Necipoglu, Kudsi Ergüner, Bijane Chemirani)

Jarek Smietana Quartet (Jarek Smietana, Piotr Wylezol, Steve Logan, Adam Czerwinski)

7th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2003[edit]

Denys Baptiste – Let Freedom Ring! (Denys Baptiste, Nathaniel Facey, Abram Wilson, Trevor Mires, Omar Puente, Jenny Adejayan, Andrew McCormack, Gary Crosby, Satin Singh, Rod Youngs, Jason Yarde)

Minority (Dino Šukalo, Enes Seferović, Amar Cešljar, Marko Ðordević)

Bojan Z “Transpacifik” Trio (Bojan Zulfikarpašić, Remy Vignolo, Ben Perowsky)

E.S.T. – Esbjörn Svensson Trio (Esbjörn Svensson, Dan Berglund, Magnus Öström)

Soweto Kinch 4tet with Abram Wilson (Soweto Kinch, Emmanuel Temowo, Michael Olatuja, Troy Miller, feat. Abram Wilson)

Combinate (Ante Gelo, Kristijan Terzić, Zvjezdan Marijanović, Marko Matošević)

Dhafer Youssef & Digital Prophecy (Dhafer Youssef, Eivind Aarset, Dieter Ilg, Rune Arnesen)

Vasilić Nenad Balkan Band + Martin Lubenov (Nenad Vasilić, Georg Gratzer, Armend Xhaferi, Dušan Novakov, feat. Martin Lubenov)

Nils Wogram & Root 70 (Nils Wogram, Hayden Chishom, Matt Penman, Jochen Rückert)

Ante Gelo Trio (Ante Gelo, Nenad Vasilić, Dušan Novakov)

Juliet Roberts (Juliet Roberts, Gary Crosby, Andrew McCormack, Rod Youngs, feat. Denys Baptiste)

Massimo: Johnny Hartman Songbook (Massimo Savić, Matija Dedić, Enes Seferović, Dejan Terzić)

Carlo Actis Dato (Carlo Actis Dato)

Muthspiel & Muthspiel (Christian Muthspiel, Wolfgang Muthspiel)

Dejan Terzić European Assembly feat. Antonio Farao (Antonio Farao, Salvatore La Rocca, Jens Winther, Tony Lakatos, Dejan Terzić)

Nguyên Lê “The Hendrix Project” (Nguyên Lê, Cathy Renoir, Michel Alibo, Dominique Borker, Tino di Geraldo)

Gerardo Nuñez Group + Rafael + Carmen Cortés (Carmen Cortés, Rafael de Utrera, Gerardo Nuñez, Pablo Martin, Cepillo)

Combinate (Ante Gelo, Kristijan Terzić, Zvjezdan Marijanović, Marko Matošević)

Xhaferi & Seferović (Armend Xhaferi, Enes Seferović)

Han Bennink (Han Bennink)

Anouar Brahem & Barbaros Erköse (Anouar Brahem, Barbaros Erköse)

Special Edition (Armend Xhaferi, Ante Gelo, Matija Dedić, Enes Seferović, Dejan Terzić, Amar Cešljar)

6th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2002[edit]

Joe Zawinul Syndicate (70th Birthday Tour) (Joe Zawinul, Sabine Kabongo, Amit Chatterjee, Etienne M'bappe, Manolo Badrena, Paco Sery)

Der Rote Bereich (Frank Möbus, Rudi Mahal, John Schröder)

Dennis Rollins’ Badbone & Co. (Dennis Rollins, John Heyes, Geoffrey Benet McLean, Peter Martin, Joshua McKenzie)

Stefano Di Battista Quartet (Stefano di Battista, Eric Legnini, Rosario Bonnacorso, Andre Ceccarelli)

Lonnie Plaxico Group (Lonnie Plaxico, Jeremy Pelt, Marcus Strickland, Helen Snug, Lionel Cordew)

Darko Poljak Quartet (Darko Poljak, Matija Dedić, Dinko Šimunovic, Dušan Novakov)

Tamara Obrovac Transhistria Ensemble (Tamara Obrovac, Uroš Rakovec, Simone Zanchini, Žiga Golob, Kruno Levačić)

Maria Joao & Mario Laginha Mumadji Quartet (Maria Joao, Mario Laginha, Yuri Sousa, Helge Norbakken)

The Graz Veterans (Marko Ðordevic, Matija Dedić, Predrag Revišin, Dušan Novakov)

Kenny Wheeler & John Taylor (Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor)

Terje Rypdal Group (Terje Rypdal, Staale Storlokken, Paolo Vinaccia)

Renaud Garcia-Fons Navigatore (Renaud Garcia-Fons, Bruno Sansalone, Antonio Ruiz, Jorge Trasante)

Armend Xhaferi Trio (Armend Xhaferi, Enes Seferović, Dušan Novakov)

5th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2001[edit]

Vlatko Stefanovski / Miroslav Tadić (Vlatko Stefanovski, Miroslav Tadić)

Harry Sokal Roots Ahead Trio (Harry Sokal, Georg Breinschmid, Mario Gonzi)

Arild Andersen Trio Feat. Kirsten Braten Berg (Kirsten Bråten Berg, Arild Andersen, Tore Brunborg, Patrice Heral)

Vasilić Nenad Balkan Band (Vasilić Nenad, Klemens Pliem, Stefan Heckel, Dušan Novakov)

Triocolor (Jens Thomas, Stefan Weeke, Björn Lücker)

Wolfgang Puschnig Aspects Quartet (Wolfgang Puschnig, Herbert Joos, Achim Tang, Emil Kristof)

Bojan Zulfikarpašic & Anna Lauvergnac (Bojan Zulfikarpašić, Anna Lauvergnac)

Trio Aldo Romano / Louis Sclavis / Henry Texier (Aldo Romano, Louis Sclavis, Henry Texier)

Paolo Fresu Quintet (Tino Tracanna, Roberto Cipelli, Attilio Zanchi, Ettore Fioravanti)

Dave Holland & Chris Potter (Dave Holland, Chris Potter)

Bojan Zulfikarpašić / Julien Lourau / Karim Ziad (Bojan Zulfikarpašić, Julien Lourau, Karim Ziad)

Erik Truffaz Quartet feat. Nya (Erik Truffaz, Nya, Patrik Müller, Patrice Moret, Christophe Calpini, Frederic Hashadourian)

4th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2000[edit]

Marimanga Trio (Armend Xhaferi, Enes Seferović, Bajram Istrefi)

Hans Mathisen New Quartet (Hans Mathisen, Olga Konkova, Per Mathisen, Per Oddvar Johansen)

Boilers Quartet (Davor Križic, Matija Dedić, Mladen Baraković, Krunoslav Levačić)

Edin Bosnić Trio & Horns Four (Edin Bosnić, Dinko Šimunovic, Amar Cešljar, Džemal Cakić, Sanel Kabiljagić, Marin Gradac, Darko Poljak)

Vienna Art Orchestra, cond. Mathias Rüegg (Anna Lauvergnac, Thorsten Benkenstein, Matthieu Michel, Bumi Fian, Thomas Gensch, Robert Bachner, Christian Muthspiel, Ed Partyka, Klaus Dickbauer, Florian Bramböck, Harry Sokal, Andy Scherrer, Hank Gradischnig, Georg Breinschmid, Mario Gonzi, Robert Riegler, Thomas Lang, Martin Koller, Mathias Rüegg)

Markus Stockhausen / Arild Andersen / Patrice Heral (Markus Stockhausen, Arild Andersen, Patrice Heral )

Richard Galliano Trio (Richard Galliano, Jean-Marie Ecay, Jean-Philippe Viret)

Irene Schweizer (Irene Schweizer)

Karl Razter Group (Karl Ratzer, Oliver Kent, Herfried Knapp, Joris Dudli, Ricardo Mateus)

3rd Jazz Fest Sarajevo 1999[edit]

Django Bates: Quiet Nights (Django Bates, Josefine Cronholm, Iain Ballamy, Michael Mondesir, Martin France)

J-Life (Julie Dexter, Jason Jarde, Robert Mitchell, Darren Taylor, Daniel Crosby)

Jeanne D

Cubismo (Hrvoje ‘El Cacique’ Rupčić, Ricardo Luque, Darvor Krišic, Neno Grahovac, Mario Igrec, Zlatan ‘Aurelio’ Došlić, Krešimir Tomec, Zdravko Tabain, Mladen ‘Electrico’ Ilić)

Sephardic Tinge (Anthony Coleman, Ben Street, Michael Sarin)

The Zawinul Syndicate (Joe Zawinul, Victor Bailey, Gary Poulson, Manolo Bardena)

Bodan Arsovski & Ezgija Orchestra (Bodan Arsovski, Sabit Tahiri, Igor Atanasoski, Goran Bugarinovski, Džijan Emin, Goce Stefkovski)

Markus Stockhausen and Dhafer Youssef (Markus Stockhausen, Dhafer Youssef)

Bojan Zulfikarpašić (Bojan Zulfikarpašić)

Gypsy Swing Project (Hisao Fukushima, Mark Chung, Yoshiaki Sato, Yasuji Ishii, Kei Masuda)

2nd Jazz Fest Sarajevo 1998[edit]

B. P. All Stars Band (Boško Petrović, Primož Grašić, Neven Frangeš, Mario Mavrin, Alvin Queen)

Happy End (Krešimir Vlašic, Josip Jurić, Tomislav Karača, Sinan Alimanović, Naim Grebo, Vladimir Borovčanin)

Jiri Stivin & Ali Haurand (Jiri Stivin & Ali Haurand)

Vladan Dobricki Trio (Vladan Dobricki, Kliment Angelovski, Dino Milosavljević)

Seth (Vladan Dobricki, Vasko Bojadjiski, Kliment Angelovski, Ðoko Maksimovski, Dino Milosavljević)

Vlatko Stefanovski Trio (Vlatko Stefanovski, Ðoko Maksimovski, Mihail Parusev)

Yazzya & Special Guest

Berndt Luef & Jazzett Forum Graz (Berndt Luef, Thomas Rottleuthner, Axel Mayer, Klemens Pliem, Thorsten Zimmermann)

1st Jazz Fest Sarajevo 1997[edit]

Happy End

No Srklet Band

Fabrizzio & His Friends

Low Brass

Eddie Parker Trio

Unfinished Business

Boilers Quartet



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  2. ^ ""Sarajevo Jazz Festival 2016"".
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"Sarajevo Jazz Festival 2016" Francesco Martinelli. All About Jazz. USA. November 18, 2016.

"The Times They Are A-Changin’" Lars Mossefin. salt-peanuts*. Norway. November 7, 2016.

"Re-creation: Jazz as a tool for social cohesion Jazz Fest Sarajevo/Banlieus Bleus" Fiona Goh. Strength in numbers 2, A study by Europe Jazz Network. 2016.

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