Jazz in notes, words and paintings – Jazz FM celebrates International Jazz Day

Jazz in notes, words and paintings – Jazz FM celebrates International Jazz Day

A concert, a special music selection – by us and by our listeners, sharing our feelings for the music we love, a gallery of reproductions of paintings inspired by jazz – Jazz FM celebrates International Jazz Day on 30 April.

We dedicate to that occasion the World Orchestra - Grzech Piotrowski concert on 28 April. Here you can find more about the event with the participation of kaval-player Theodosii Spassov, the women choir Bulgarian Voices Angelite (The Angels) conducted by Georgi Petkov, string quartet of The Classic FM Orchestra, Marcin Wasilewski (piano), Sebastian Wypych (bass), Robert Luty (drums) and the Atom Sring Quartet. Presented by Jazz FM, Cantus Firmus and The Polish Institute in Sofia, this event is part of our Sofia Jazz Peak festival and of the European Music Festival, and is also dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the establishment of The Polish Institute in Sofia.

On the day of celebrations – 30th of April – we will share on air and online what jazz players say about jazz music. And we look forward to hearing from you – what did you discover about yourself and the world when you discovered jazz music. You can reach us on telephone number +35928039090, email address [email protected], our Facebook and Twitter profiles: jazzfmbg. We will broadcast and publish the thoughts you share with us. You can have your say in the music we play – just contact us using all means listed above and you will hear your dedications on our radio waves. We will make the day more joyous with a special music selection by our partner in this celebration Chivas Regal.

Svetoslav Nikolov will talk to Antonia Docheva – the artist who paints jazz, on his Jazz Day morning show. Her paintings beam energy and cheer up – you will see them in our online Galleries section.

Tanya Ivanova presents the new Alfredo Rodriguez album The Invasion Parade on her Afternoon Improvisations programme. Produced by Quincy Jones, the album stars the brilliant Bulgarian bassist Petar Slavov Jr. What Bulgarian jazz artist say about jazz – hear the words of Angel Zabersky, Zhivko Petrov, Hilda Kazasyan and Theodosii Spassov.

Miroslava Katsarova presents the music of Nicky Schrire on her Singin’ & Swingin’ programme. You will also hear a part of the interview the amazing jazz musician gave Jazz FM. The interview is published here.

Emil Voinikov follows the development of jazz music on All-Time Jazz Masters, with W. C. Handy’s St. Louis Blues as a metaphor.

Getting ready for the celebrations, we told our listeners about Osaka that will host the main event this year, about the traditions of jazz music in Japan, about the love at first sight that jazz was for Marcus Miller, Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Benson and many more, about the postcards and stamps that the UN produced on the occasion and also published the video invitation by Esperanza Spalding.