The 6th International Jazz Festival 2022 is planned to be hosted in Uzbekistan from 29 April through 18 May of this year. The event will take place in various cities of Uzbekistan including the capital city Tashkent, ancient Bukhara and marvelous Khiva.
The festival is organized by the Foundation for the Development of Culture and Art of Uzbekistan, together with the UNESCO Office in Uzbekistan, the State Conservatory and the Khokimiyat of Tashkent city.
Symbolically, the event will be held on the same day as the 85th anniversary of the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan and the International Jazz Day, which is celebrated annually on 30th April.
Famous and world-known musical performers such as Igor Butman, Sabina Mustaeva, Hayk Grigoryan's quintet, Mister Melvin and Cheremizov's quartet, Till Brenner and Dieter Ilg, Tony Momrelle and others will take part in the festival by invitations of the Foundation for the Development of Culture and Art of Uzbekistan.
Other well-known representatives of the jazz world including Pat Appleton, trio Gregory Priva, Ginnet Vendetta and many others will also visit Uzbekistan to participate in this wonderful event.
The pre-opening of the 6th International Jazz Festival 2022 will take place with the participation of famous musicians Til Brenner and Dieter Ilg on 29th April.
The main goal of the festival is to bring together musicians from Uzbekistan and abroad for various art and musical events such as concerts, master classes and creative meetings. These kinds of events would indeed contribute to developing jazz music in Uzbekistan by helping exchange experience and promoting local jazz among international audiences.
The venues where the international jazz festival will be held include the following:
The Tashkent State Conservatory
The Bukhara Regional Theater of Musical Drama and Comedy
In an open area of the old Khiva – Ichan Kala
The Khorezm Regional Theater of Musical Drama named after Ogah
The festival is held with the assistance of the embassies of France, Germany, Hungary, India, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland and the USA.
Cultural and art events of this sort are aimed not only at promoting the modern art and music in Uzbekistan but also at attracting more visitors to travel to Uzbekistan for cultural, creative and artistic purposes.