Over the years more than twenty big bands have played Bansko. Besides the traditional participants from the Big Band of Bulgarian National Radio with conductor Yanko Miladinov, which usually opens the event, former guest performers include the big formations of Vili Kazasyan, Georgi Borisov, Angel Zaberski, Big Band Blagoevgrad, several orchestras from Germany and Austria. Although quite different in nature, ethno-styles also have a permanent place in the festival. The festival programme has featured almost all great Bulgarian jazz performers.
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BANSKO JAZZ FEST 2017
5 Aug. (Saturday) 6 Aug. (Sunday) 7 Aug. (Monday) 8 Aug. (Tuesaday) 9Aug. (Wednesday) 10Aug. (Thursday) 11 Aug. (Friday) 12 Aug. (Saturday) Sentimental Swingers & Big Band Blagoevgrad with special guest Mihail Yossifov (Bulgaria) Uroš Perić & The Divettes (Slovenia ) & The Mambo Stars Band (Serbia) Acquaphonica (Bulgaria/Italy)
Big Band „Swing kids” (Germany) Two Cities One World (Bulgaria/USA) The Tbilisi Big Band & soloists (Georgia) Offlines Project (Israel) & guest Vladimir Karparov(Bulgaria) Peter Salchev & Octet Plovdiv (Bulgaria) Vlatko Stefanovski Trio (Macedonia) Camellia Todorova & JP Trio (Bulgaria) Lyubomir Denev Quartet & Vesela Morova (Bulgaria) Lilly of the West (Bulgaria) Chopin on the strings of Strzelczyk / Rodowicz / Erenc trio (Poland) Mario Stantchev Double Trio (France/Bulgaria) Roundella (Italy) Patti Austin with Trio - “For Ella” (USA) Axel Zwingenberger (Germany) Spaghetti Swing (Italy) Hilda Kazasyan & Quartet (Bulgaria) Hot Four (Germany) New Beginnin (Bulgaria) Frederic Viale / Thomas Cordogli / Yoann Serra (France) with special guest Magi Aleksieva – „Mey” (Bulgaria) Vassil Petrov – vocal & Stanislav Arabadjiev trio (Bulgaria) Mungo Jerry Blues Band (UK) Patrizia Laquidara (Italy) Side Steps Quintet (Germany) Seven (Swittzerland) Djabe (Hungary) Tony Momrelle & Band (UK) Candy Dulfer & Band (Netherlands)
The promoters also retain the right to change the program!