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|Skopje Jazz Festival|
|Genre||Jazz, Cuban music, Experimental music|
|Dates||First part of October|
|Location(s)||Skopje, Republic of Macedonia|
|Years active||1982 - present|
It is an institution which had consistent growth in the 1980s, 1990s and continues to grow every year. Even though it promoted a genre which at first glance looks distant from the local culture and tradition, it managed to attract a very large audience and to build a reputation as a prestigious festival not only in the Republic of Macedonia, but in a wider sense in the Balkans and in Europe. Throughout its history the festival has hosted prominent names from the jazz world such as: John McLaughlin, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Joe Zawinul, Dave Holland, Charlie Haden, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Pat Metheny, Tito Puente, Anthony Braxton, Ray Charles, Cubanismo, D. D. Jackson, Sierra Maestra, Marshall Allen, Rabih Abou-Khalil, Gotan Project, Maria Joao, Toni Kitanovski, Al Di Meola, Youssou N'Dour, Brazilian Girls, Gregory Porter, and many more.
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