21st Afyonkarahisar Jazz Festival is being held by NG Afyon this year and the first concert that took place was performed by Lucia Bakaiova Quartet hailing from Prague. The festival will feature prominent jazz musicians, both local and international, until the 30th June. The opening concert, performed by Lucia Bakaiova Quartet, took place on the 28th of June. The famous jazz musician travelled from Prague for the festival and was accompanied by Mikulas Pokorni on the piano, Martin Gerla on double bass and Ivan Audes on the drums.
Concerts, exhibitions, online broadcasts and talks will take place during the span of three days. The general artistic director of Afyonkarahisar Jazz Festival, Hüseyin Başkadem, made a speech during the opening ceremony of the festival and mentioned the importance of the event for culture tourism. Başkadem expressed his gratitude for everybody who has contributed to the festival in the past 21 years, emphasizing the big support received from Nafi Güral and his wife Gülsüm Güral.
The festival will feature ABB City Orchestra Kemal Günüç Quartet today and soloist Lucia Bakaiova for the closing concert.