Started in 2003 as a 3-day mainstream jazz festival selling 1,200 tickets for the 1st edition and since the 2nd edition, the numbers have doubled and tripled. In 2014, the festival attracted more than 60,000 attendees for the whole 9 days.
The festival successfully evolved throughout its eleven years of existence expanding its artists’ roster to cover nearly every imaginable music style. The festival did not limit its content and structure to the commonly known concerts; it was continuously expanding by adding creative activities to its bills. The Jazz Garden concept, first launched in 2009, was a newly created concept that added a great charm and coziness to the overall atmosphere inviting fans to enjoy the best jazz rhythms featuring a different music culture for each edition. The festival also launched the first edition of the Jazz World – a fresh creative concept of street entertainment, with free concerts for all, preceding the Jazz Garden activities and the main concerts.
As part of its mission, the festival welcomes yearly a remarkable number of proficient craftsmen looking forward to being part of this event since it combines not only music but multi-artistic elements and receives appreciative audience of all kinds of human creativity, whether it is music, unique crafts, photography, sculpture and painting.