Selected participants for Bansko Jazz Academy 2024

The selection for the third edition of the Bansko Jazz Academy has ended.

The commission consisting of Velislav Stoyanov, Mihail Yosifov, Milen Kukosharov, Viki Almazidou, Pavleta Semova, Svetoslav Nikolov, Marina Vasileva and the festival director of the Bansko Jazz Festival - Iliyana Ivanova had great difficulty with the selection of the young performers, because apart from their large number, the level of applications this year was extremely competitive.

The following projects have the opportunity to participate in the academy, which will take place from August 3 to 10, in Bansko:

  • Straight Ahead Quintet (BG/GR)
  • Uke Duo (BG)
  • Suspended Fourth (BG)
  • Ghosted (BG)
  • J City Ensemble (BG)
  • Jazzology (RS)

Selected projects get the opportunity to:

  • FREE participation in master classes and workshops.
  • Performance on "Young talents" stage
  • Performance on "Jazz in the city" stage
  • Professional sound and backline
  • FREE accommodation

In continuation of the horizontal policies that the organizers of this year's edition Brazz Association follow, the commission also selects the following performers for individual participation:

  • Aglea Kaneva
  • Aleksandra Polezhanova
  • Yana Miladinova
  • Marta Dragova

And the director of the Bansko Jazz Festival, Iliyana Ivanova - the Brass band of the National Music School "Lyubomir Pipkov".

After specifying the schedules of the individual master classes, workshops and musical performances within the academy, the organizers will contact the selected projects and performers.


Михаил Йосифов Снимка:Евгени Димитров
Mihail Yossifov Trumpet
Велислав Стоянов Снимка:Евгени Димитров
Velislav Stoyanov Trombone
Милен Кукошаров Снимка:Димитър Алексов
Milen Kukosharov Piano
Павлета Семова Снимка:Анна Стоева
Pavleta Semova Vocal
Марина Василева Снимка:Евгени Димитров
Marina Vasileva Music business
Вики Алмазиду Снимка:Личен архив
Vicky Almazidou Vocal

Bansko Jazz Academy 2024 is organized by the Brazz Association, within the framework of International Bansko Jazz Festival, with the financial support of Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria and with the logistical support of Association Festivals in Bulgaria.