The international jazz festival BJD is one of the greatest events of this kind in central Europe. It regularly welcomes the best-known jazz stars.
BJD have been held every year since 1975 in the cultural centre PKO in the second half of October. It was created by Peter Lipa, the most prominent personality of Slovak jazz.
At the break of the 1970s and 1980s, BDJ were a great professional festival and successively it presented such personalities of world jazz as Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Bobbie McFerrin, Al DiMeola, Jean Luc Ponty, Kurt Elling, Jack DeJohnette, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Richard Bona, Matt Bianco, Mike Stern Band, Spyro Gyra and many others.
The jazz lovers could hear every stream that enriches jazz, from free jazz, through jazz rock, jazz funk, fusion and many other streams presented by bigbands, chamber ensembles and soloists.
Source: Vydavateľstvo Dajama