Jazzinty is a boutique summer international jazz festival and a musical workshop that has been in the historic city center of Novo mesto for seventeen years, every year on the third week of August. Workshops are attended by a range of young, promising musicians coming from practically all European countries, from the USA and even Russia, Asia and Africa. Up to 15 international mentors, world-renowned musicians and pedagogues teaches at the seminar and evening concerts within the festival fill the old city center, bringing the metropolitan atmosphere, new trends in jazz, improvised music and creative energy.
In 2018, the workshop will be refreshed with new approaches in contemporary music and the new crew of renowned teachers will bring the latest trends in jazz music. The Mentor team presents a fusion of genre different musicians, offering participants a whole range of jazz music; from traditional American bebop, post-bop, fusion rhythmic patterns, rhythms of modern jazz to contemporary music practices. Through lectures, afternoon and evening jam sessions, the participant gets an insight into the life of a professional jazz musician and receives information that can’t be thought in regular conservatories and academies. A participant will gain a sleek backpack of information that is necessary for the development, functioning and life of a contemporary jazz artist.