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Skopje Jazz Festival is one of the leading music events in the Republic of Macedonia with tradition of 37 years. The festival enjoys excellent reputation in Europe and the world. The Festival was established in 1982. So far, the line-up has included all jazz styles and performances by the most famous American and European jazz artists, representatives of Latin-American and African music, as well as the best Macedonian jazz musicians. Skopje Jazz Festival is a member of Europe Jazz Network

Thurday, 18 October

MOB, 20:00 
ALEXANDER HAWKINS (UK)
Alexander Hawkins - solo piano

MOB, 22:00 
DAVID MURRAY QUARTET feat. SAUL WILLIAMS (USA)
"Blues for Memo"
David Murray - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Saul Williams - spoken words
Dezron Douglas - double bass
David Bryant - piano
Nasheet Waits - drums 

MKC Dancing Hall, 24:00
ARTO LINDSAY / PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE (USA/Norway)
Arto Lindsay - guitar 
Paal Nilssen-Love - drums, percussion

Friday, 19 October

MOB, 20:00
WADADA LEO SMITH (USA) 
"Reflections and Meditations on Monk"
Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet

MOB, 22:00
HARRIET TUBMAN (USA)
Brandon Ross - guitar, banjo, vocals
Melvin Gibbs - electric bass
J.T. Lewis - drums

MKC Dancing Hall, 24:00
THURSTON MOORE (USA)
Thurston Moore - guitar

Saturday, 20 October

MOB, 20:00 
METTE RASMUSSEN (Denmark)
Mette Rasmussen - alto saxophone

MOB, 21:00 
TRONDHEIM VOICES (Norway)
"Folklore", composed by Helge Sten and Ståle Storløkken 
for Trondheim Voices
Sissel Vera Pettersen, Anita Kaasbøll, Tone Åse, Kari Eskild Havenstrøm, Natali Abrahamsen Garner, Heidi Skjerve, Torunn Sævik, Ingrid Lode - singers

MOB, 22:30 
SUSANA SANTOS SILVA / AB BAARS / HAMID DRAKE (Portugal/Netherlands/USA) 
Susana Santos Silva - trumpet, flugelhorn
Ab Baars - tenor saxophone, clarinet 
Hamid Drake - drums, percussion

MKC Dancing Hall, 24:00
MOPO (Finland)
Linda Fredriksson - baritone, alto saxophone
Eero Tikkanen - double, electric bass
Eeti Nieminen - drums, percussion
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Sunday, 21 October

MOB, 20:00 
TONI KITANOVSKI: 30 years in music 

PANDA 5 (Macedonia)
Trajce Velkov - trumpet
Kiril Kuzmanov - alto saxophone
Kiril Tufekcievski - bass
Viktor Filipovski - drums
Toni Kitanovski - guitar

TONI & FRIENDS (Macedonia/USA/Serbia/Peru)
Jon Sass - tuba
Asan Rashid - trumpet
Dave Wilson - saxophones
Vasil Hadzimanov - piano
Piero Epifania Osambela - cajon
Toni Kitanovski - guitar

SIDE PROGRAM: 

12.10. @  Vinyl
"Golden Oryx" award for best young jazz musician in 2018 

15.10. @  Menada
Toni Kitanovski's Panda 5 CD release party

17.10.  Museum of Macedonia
"The Spirits of Africa" - exhibition of West African Ritual Art

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