Tbilisi to Host the 22nd Jazz Festival

Tbilisi is preparing to host the 22nd Jazz Festival. The information about the forthcoming event was announced at a press conference on February 5, at TBC Gallery.

Tbilisi Jazz Festival will take place from February 28 to March 2. The main guest of the 22nd Jazz Festival will be the legendary American jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny, owner of 20 Grammy Awards and the only performer to have won in the Grammy’s 10 different categories. He is said to be one of those outstanding musicians who can freely improvise on stage and offer absolutely incredible compositions to audiences worldwide.

Alongside Metheny, the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vakhtang Kakhidze, Tbilisi Big-Band and the students of the jazz faculty of Tbilisi State Conservatoire will participate in the Festival.

Tbilisi Jazz Festival will open in the Grand Hall of the Tbilisi Conservatoire with a new project – Tbilisi Big-Band & New Jazz Generation. At the concert, the representatives of different generations will perform together and offer the audience various jazz compositions.

On March 1, the Pat Metheny Trio will take to the stage of Tbilisi Event Hall. The Jazz Festival will close with the joint concert of Metheny and the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, seeing the legendary guitarist perform within the scope of the project Missouri Skies and More.

Tbilisi Jazz Festival is organized by Eastern Promotions and TBC Status and supported by the Ministry of Tbilisi City Hall and the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia.

At the press conference, the Director of Eastern Promotions, Giorgi Kereselidze, focused on the importance of inviting such prominent guests to Georgia for promoting the country and contributing to the popularization of high-quality jazz music for the Georgian audience. He also noted that in order for everyone to be able to attend the event, the ticket prices will be "moderate".

The significance of participation of different generations was also accentuated at the conference.


By Ketevan Kvaratskheliya

Image source: JazzBluesNews

05 February 2019 17:40