The International A to JazZ Festival is one of the symbols of music Sofia, spreading the jazz spirit in the city and transforming it into a capital of improvised music for three days. Established in 2011 by a team, young and inspired by music, and with the exclusive support of America for Bulgaria Foundation, the festival traditionally marks the beginning of summer, presenting the best of worldwide jazz music in open air. The beautiful South Park 2 has welcomed an audience of more than 120 000 people and great musicians such as Branford Marsalis, Christian McBride, Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove, Kenny Garrett, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Lalah Hathaway, Kurt Elling, Richard Bona, Michel Camilo, Dianne Reeves, Jose James, Dirty Loops, Nik West, Jazzmeia Horn and many more who performed on its stage.
Our mission is to promote this art, to make it even more accessible to people, so that everyone can find jazz in himself. We wish to educate the children and the youngsters in a better sound and emotional environment and to make the dreams of the traditional jazz fans come true. We're inspired because jazz is a music of the moment, of the improvisation, of the free spirit.
A to Jazz Festival is organized by A to Z Foundation and America for Bulgaria Foundation, with the support of Sofia Municipality and the Ministry of culture. The event is under the patronage of Mr. Elen Gerdjikov - Chairman of Sofia Municipal Council.