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About Festival

Trnava town in cooperation with the Courtyard – the institution of contemporary culture and the Trnava self-governing region prepare the 16th annual open-air festival The festival has a stable place among the events that take place during the cultural summer in the oldest royal town in Slovakia and thanks to its high quality dramaturgy it has ranked among the most important jazz festivals in Slovakia.

Trnavský Jazzyk will offer visitors faces of the home scene as well as names of the world stage. As every language has its own dialect, Jazzyk has countless different forms. The festival offers visitors a wide range of genres, from classical mainstream through fusion, funky, soul, world music to contemporary jazz.

The highlight of the festival will take place in the city’s amphitheater on August 2, 2019. It will be a performance by a boy with Hungarian-Romani origin, Andreas Varady. According to musical icon Quincy Jones, Andreas is one of the most talented musicians on our planet. His line-up consists of his father Bandi Varady, who plays bass, and brother Adrian Varady plays drums. The band’s guests will be the legendary Slovak saxophonist Radovan Tariška and pianist Andrej Farkaš.

The hot summer evening at the amphitheater will be taken to a next level by a performance by Cameroon’s bassist and singer Richard Bona. Richard Bona’s name needs no special introduction, his music and singing has fans around the world, and if you haven’t heard of it yet, you have a unique opportunity to expand your musical awareness.

Bona de la frontera is a new flamenco project created by Richard Bona in Madrid, Barcelona. The idea came after a concert by musician Paco de Lucia. The backbone of the project of this amazing singer and bassist is tearing down of cultural and musical boundaries. The Bona de la Frontera project combines African rhythms with Andalusian compositions while forming a new flamenco.

Another performer, Antonio Rey, praised by many awards, is also one of the newest flamenco talents. He is among the most respected in the world of music industry. In 2007 he was invited by Victoria Abril to collaborate as the music director of her album Olala.

Trnava town exists in a period of connecting different institutions, so we have also established a successful cooperation with the new Trnava cultural venue Courtyard – a space of contemporary culture. Its opening last year became a great event throughout Slovakia and no visitor should miss this place. The program is held from Monday, July 29, 2019 to Thursday, August 1, 2019. The festival takes place on the Main Street, so that it will attract all of citizens and tourists.

The festival is financed by the City of Trnava, but without the financial support of the Trnava Self-governing Region and the Fund for the Support of Art, we could not offer visitors such an attractive program. Thanks to this support, admission is free of charge. We believe that Trnava is and will continue to be a city that will set an example for Slovakia in accessing culture and finding common language among people.

Welcome to Trnava, welcome to Trnava Jazzyka!