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Belgrade Jazz Festival Gallery 2019

Photographs from the Belgrade Jazz Festival copyright John Watson/jazzcamera.co.uk




 Above and below: U.S. bass master Stanley Clarke in action

Legendary American reedman Charles Lloyd soloing with his band


Charles Lloyd with guitarist Marvin Sewell


 U.S. altoist Steve Coleman with the Five Elements

American singer Jazzmeia Horn

French bass master Henri Texier soloing with his band Sand Woman

UK guitarist Ant Law soloing with Henry Spencer's Juncture

Russian singer Tanya Balakirskaya with the Ilugdin Trio

 Abraham Burton on tenor with the Mingus Big Band


German pianist Michael Wollny with his Trio

U.S. singer Dianne Reeves 

Italian guitarist Francesco Diodati with his band Yellow Squeeds

U.S drummer Jonathan Anthony Pinson with Gilad Hekselman's Trio

Israeli guitarist Gilad Hekselman with his Trio


Ivory Coast flautist Magic Malik with the Nikolov-Ivanovic Undectet

Henry Spencer with his UK band Juncture  

French violinist Theo Caccaldi with his band Freaks


Polish saxophonist Maciej Obara wih his Quartet Unloved


Belgrade Jazz Festival Gallery 2018

Photographs from the Belgrade Jazz Festival copyright John Watson/jazzcamera.co.uk

 Enrico Rava, who appeared with his band featuring Joe Lovano


 Joe Lovano, a special guest with Enrico Rava (above and below)


Above and below: Youn Sun Nah at her Belgrade concert


Kurt Elling at the Belgrade festival

Omer Avital solos with his band Qantar


Irina Karamarkovic with her songs from Kosovo

Chucho Valdes with his Cuban jazz group

Bobby Shew, who appeared with Big Band RTS

Ben Wendell soloing with his Seasons Band


Uros Spasojevic with his bass/electronics/vocal project

Gard Nilsson with free improvisers Cortex

Guitaris Marc Ribot with Serbian band Fish In Oil


Belgrade Jazz Festival 2017

Anton Eger with Marius Neset's Quartet

Marius Neset in full flight at the Dom Omladine concert centre

Michael Janisch with Marius Neset's quartet

Ivo Neame with the Neset Quartet 

Francesco Bearzatti blowing up a storm with Giovanni Guidi's Inferno

ECM recording artist and Inferno leader Giovanni Guidi

French saxophonist Emile Parisien, who appeared with his quartet

Soulful Serbian singer and sax player Sanja Markovic


American saxophonist Donny McCalsin in silhouette

Donny McCaslin with Zach Danziger


Norwegian bassist Mats Eilertsen with members of his band Rubicon: Eirik Hegdal, Tore Brunborg and Olavi Louhivuori

Joshua Redman

Joshua Redman, Reuben Rogers and Gregory Hutchinson


Bass power with the Istanbul Sessions group

Istanbul Sessions leader Ilhan Ersahin


Joey Baron with Jakob Bro's trio

 ECM recording artist Jakob Bro

Thomas Morgan with Jakob Bro's trio

Marc Ribot, who appeared with the Young Philadelphians plus Strings

American free improvising trumpeter Peter Evans, who appeared with his Ensemble


Billy Drummond, who appeared with pianist Kris Davis

Canadian free improvising pianist Kris Davis

Dutch pianist Wolfert Brederode


Eyot with guests Pete Judge and Jake McMurchie of Get The Blessing

Eyot leader Dejan Ilijic in action

Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren with bassist Mattias Svensson and string quartet

RTS Big Band in a tribute concert to Serbian composer and jazz pioneer Milivoje Mica Markovic, who died in July


Katarina Kochetova with her KK Trio


Belgrade Jazz Festival Gallery 2016

Photographs from the Belgrade Jazz Festival copyright John Watson/jazzcamera.co.uk.

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 Above and below: Avishai Cohen in a sensational concert with his trio at the Sava Centar


The Avishai Cohen Trio - with pianist Omri Mor and drummer Itamar Doari - at the Sava Centar


Jack DeJohnette, who appeared with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist Matthew Garrison

Lionel Loueke, who played with Aziza alongside Dave Holland, Chris Potter and Eric Harland

Lazaro Del Toro Vega in action with the Vlada Maricic Quartet and guest trumpeter Bryan Lynch

Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez in a dynamic show with his trio


Dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma

Tord Gustavsen, who performed with his quartet

Dave Holland, whose group Aziza with Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke and Eric Harland thrilled the crowd

Chris Potter, superb playing with Aziza

Austrian pianist David Helbock performing with his trio

American trumpeter Bryan Lynch, a guest star with the Vlada Maricic Quartet

Vincent Peirani soloing with his group Living Being

Icelandic pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs, performing with her trio

Viola player Szilard Mezei performing with his Septet

Bass clarinetist Bogdan Rankovich with Szilard Mezei's Septet

Altoist Luka Ignjnatnovic with the Schime Quartet

Drummer Predrag Milutinovic with the Schime Quartet

The Orquestra Jazz de Matosinos from Portugal

The Horse Orchestra, from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland

Rob Mazurek of Sao Paulo Underground

Belgrade Jazz Festival 2015


Above and below: Japanese pianist Hiromi in action

Above and below: American saxophone star Rudresh Mahanthappa solos with his 'Bird Calls' project


Francois Moutin performing with Rudresh Mahanthappa's 'Bird Calls' project


Francesco Cafiso soloing with his sextet, in a performance of La Banda from his new triple album

Above and below: James Brandon Lewis in action with his trio, bassist Luke Stewart and drummer Warren Trae Crudup


Above and below: Susana Santos Silva, who appeared with her own quintet and with organist Hampus Underwall and bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg.

Torbjorn Zetterberg, in two concerts with Susana Santos Silva

Bob Stewart performs with saxophonist Tony Malaby's TubaCello trio

 Flamenco dancer Leonor Leal, performing with pianist David Pena Dorantes and drummer Javier Ruibal

Miguel Zenon in action with his quartet

Igor Miskovic in action with his band Hashima

Lia Pale singing in her show 'My Poet's Love'

Jure Pukl solos with Serbian band Mindedness

Marko Crncec with Mindedness

Exciting action with bassist Branislav Radojkovic and drummer Goran Milosevic in the band Naked

Christof Lauer with the RTS Big Band, performing his tribute to pioneering saxophonist Sidney Bechet

Jelena Jovovic, who appeared with her band Jazz Junction



Danilo Perez with The Children Of The Light Trio

John Patitucci with The Children Of The Light Trio

Brian Blade with The Children Of The Light Trio

Above and below: Charles Lloyd solos with his Quartet

Above and below: Paolo Fresu and his Quintet

Nils Petter Molvaer, who perfomed with sound designer Laurens von Oswald

Mamadou Diabate, who performed with Wolfgang Pushnig and John Sass in the trio Mutua

Wolfgang Pushnig, with Mamadou Diabate and John Sass in 'Mutua'.

 John Sass, with Mamadou Diabate and Wolfgang Pushnig in 'Mutua'

Serbian Jazz BRE, who gave an audio-visual performance under the direction of Belgrade photographer/musician Ivan Grilic.

Max Kochetov solos with his Quartet

Michel Camilo, who closed the festival with his Trio

John Watson with some of his photographs in a special Belgrade Jazz Festival photography exhibition. Photograph of John Watson by Rita Pinkse


Gianluca Petrella with Italian duo Soupstar

Giovanni Guidi with Soupstar


Anders Banke with Klokkeblomst from Denmark

Cassandra Wilson with Black Sun

Branislav Radojkovic with Fish In Oil

Dusan Petrovic with Fish In Oil

Alma Micic, who performed with guitarist Doug Wamble

Lee Konitz with pianist Dan Tepfer

Big Band RTS with trumpet soloist Bert Joris

Nik Bartsch's Ronin

Lars Danielsson, who performed with his band Libretto

John Parricelli, who performed with Lars Danielsson's Libretto

Julia Hulsmann, who performed with her quartet

Tom Arthurs, who performed with Julia Hulsmann's Quartet

Solo pianist Leszek Mozdzer from Poland

Shai Maestro, who led his New York trio

Singer and actress Ana Sofrenovic, who presented her audio-visual performance 'Voices'

Dejan Ilijic soloing with his group Eyot

Pianist Wolfert Brederode and saxophonist Yuri Honing from Holland

All photographs copyright John Watson/jazzcamera.co.uk