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About Festival

The city of Trnava, in cooperation with Nádvorí – a space of contemporary culture, has already prepared the 17th edition of the open-air festival Trnava Jazzyk. This festival already has a stable place among the events that take place during the cultural summer in the oldest royal city in Slovakia and thanks to its high level dramaturgy, it has become one of the most important jazz festivals in Slovakia. Just as each language has its dialects, jazz has innumerable different forms. The festival offers visitors a wide range of genres, from classical mainstream through fusion, funk, soul, world music to contemporary jazz.

It is the genre diversity of Jazzyk festival that brings extraordinary musical energy to the city and reflects Trnava’s long-term initiative to strengthen the diversity of events, which today, very naturally, resulted in Trnava’s candidacy for the European Capital of Culture 2026.

The festival week starts on 27.7. 2020 and it includes performances by artists at the Trnava Korze and Nádvorí – contemporary culture. Among them you will find strong projects, such as the Robert Balzar Trio, Michal Bugala & Triple jump, or specialities such as Talent Transport with guest Kamil Mikulčík, or Kristína Mihálová with Michal Šedivý.

The festival atmosphere will culminate in the city amphitheater on July 31, 2020 by the powerful performance of Bratislava Hot Serenaders – an orchestra that is one of the world’s leaders in authentic interpretations of jazz music from the 1920s to the 1930s.

The highlight of the hot summer evening in the amphitheater will be a performance by Dan Bárta and the band Illustratosphere. A unique voice with excellent singing technique, first-class musicians and songs rising above the standard of popular music. Dan Bárta & Illustratosphere has been enchanting listeners across generations and music genres for twenty years. Currently, the band presents the long-awaited, fifth album “Beauty and Blowing Dust” in line-up with drummer Martin Valihora.

The festival will take place with the support of the City of Trnava and with the financial support of the Courtyard – the contemporary culture of the Trnava self-governing region. The festival was supported from public funds by the Art Support Fund. The aim is to find a common effort to bring visitors and to build an attractive program. The festival is also free of charge thanks to this support. We believe that Trnava is and will continue to be a city that will set an example for Slovakia in its approach to culture and joining forces.

Welcome to Trnava, welcome to Trnava Jazzyk!