Youth Jazz & Rock Festival 2022

Youth Jazz & Rock Festival is a music festival founded in 2018, and from this year organized by the association “Hardwired”, taking place at the heart of the art nouveau styled resort and lake Palić. The YJRF festival is a three-day event aimed for the presentation of the new and upcoming young performers and bands from the Balkans and beyond, with the active participation of young people on all levels of the festival organization. A wide range of program selection with an emphasis on Jazz and Rock & Roll genres and its variations form the concept around which the original idea of the festival develops.

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The first Youth Jazz & Rock Festival was created with the idea to develop a cultural and artistic showcase that is contemporary and is up-to-date with development of musical expression. Today, it is almost impossible to categorize an artist into just one genre, whatever the arts. The new generations of performers branched out the established musical directions into a innumerable amount of subgenres and thus started an unstoppable wave of new creative thinking.

The original concept of the festival was based on a combination of “jazz evenings” and “rock evenings”, and in accordance with that, showcased performers whose expression fits into various subcategories of the mentioned genres.

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PARTICIPANTS 2018-2021

Consists of award-winning young jazz authors, as well as important acts of the regional new rock scene

Ethno Jazz Orchestra (Čačak, Belgrade)

Vizelj (Belgrade)

Bojan Cvetković Quartet (Belgrade)

Ivan Jovanović Trio (Vršac)

Katarina Kochetova Trio (Belgrade, Vienna)

Abazija Quintet (Subotica)

Šajzerbiterlemon (Belgrade)

Viktor Tumbas Quartet (Sombor, Belgrade)

Projections (Subotica)

Gazorpazorp (Belgrade)

Nikola Spasojević Quartet (Roterdam)

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Bioskop Abazija

With the artistic support of the “European Film Festival Palić”, the festival has taken on an eclectic form with additional programs such as “Silent Movie Night”, i.e. “Evening of Silent Films” and workshops with guest musicians.

Thanks to significant growth over the past three years, certain genre boundaries of the festival have been erased. Accordingly, the festival team decided to significantly expand this year’s program. The fourth edition of the Youth Jazz & Rock Festival will be held on 4th, 5th, and 6th of August, at the already traditional venue, the summer stage and garden of the Abazija cinema, in Palić.

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Thanks to significant growth over the past three years, certain genre boundaries of the festival have been erased. Accordingly, the festival team decided to significantly expand this year’s program. The fourth edition of the Youth Jazz & Rock Festival will be held on 6th, 7th, and 8th of August, at the already traditional venue, the summer stage and garden of the Abazija cinema, in Palić.