This is, of course, due to the 14th edition of Jazz in the Ruins Festival, which takes place in the Ruins of Victoria Theatre in Gliwice. We start on 3rd August and – as usual – the first two weekends of this summer month will be full of the most interesting music and graphic projects from all over the world. All of them have two things in common: the topic of jazz and improvised music, and… youth.
This is for sure the greatest event of this kind in our country, which focuses on presentation and promotion of young artists from various countries. We might even risk saying that history is born here. Or at least a part of it. The audience in Gliwice can witness music events which later – in a form of HD videoclips – float around the Internet and are used for promotion purposes by both artists and event organisers all over the world. And also the art exhibition, which is created here, usually tours not only around Poland, but also around Europe.
What events are waiting for us? 8 concerts of international groups, music workshops with the final performance on the main stage, a poster exhibition, which will include works from all over the world, and a few more surprises. And at the end of each festival day, we invite everybody to jam session evenings, where our main stage artists, young musicians from Gliwice and many other guests will provide us with another portion of great music and good fun.
The main venue of our festival are the Ruins of Victoria Theatre in Gliwice. The workshops will be organised at Music School in Gliwice and jam sessions will take place in 4art Music Club where Silesian Jazz Club, the organiser of the festival, is based.
You can find more details in the ’Programme’ section.
And by the way, we’ve already got a design of this edition’s poster – created, as usual, by Tomasz Kipka, a lecturer of the Department of Graphic Design in Cieszyn and the curator of festival’s exibitions.