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2022 edition

The festival takes an authentic approach to promoting jazz culture, bringing together educational workshops, master classes, music industry and journalism, networking and regional collaboration, and promoting local and regional jazz performers. Jazz culture is a pillar of social and societal changes, introducing new cultures, building a modern European society for all, a universal language that we understand globally, that brings us together and unites us regardless of nationality or religion. The festival is organized in cooperation with NU National Theater Bitola and with constant support from the Municipality of Bitola through its cultural program, and is a member of several European jazz networks, which allows increased mobility of artists and realization of concerts with the highest artistic level.

2021 edition

Jazz Factory Festival Bitola, is the only jazz festival in Bitola with a serious international program that has established itself on the Balkan and European jazz scene as a festival that nurtures contemporary and progressive music with a focus on promoting domestic jazz artists and their latest releases, which puts Bitola in the list of cities with jazz culture, contributes to the cultural decentralization and international promotion of the region. The festival has an authentic approach to promoting jazz culture, merging educational workshops, master classes, music industry and journalism, networking and regional collaboration, and promoting domestic and regional jazz performers. This year JFF Bitola is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Macedonia, Consulate General of Greece in Bitola, the Municipality of Bitola our traditional partner NU National Theater Bitola, Stobi Winery, Pela Rosa and public enterprises from Bitola.

2020 edition

During the global pandemic COVID 19 we managed to realize 6 concerts of Macedonian and regional jazz artists. Our festival remains dedicated to the promotion of Macedonian artists and their collaborations with international musicians. The festival is realized with the support of Ministry of Culture, National Theatre Bitola, Municipality Bitola, Stobi Winery, Institut français de Skopje, Alliance Française de Bitola, Vidict, Karali Studio , KS Grafika , CKD Bitola.

2019 edition

PROGRAMME Main Program Teodosii Spassov Toni Kitanovski Viktor Filipovski 19 April 20h National Theater Bitola Djole Grujovski Quartet 20 April 20h National Theater Bitola Kabadayas 20 April 21h National Theater Bitola Side Program Molly Trolly Quartet 18 April 22h Kamarite Skopje Jazz Inc. 19 April 22h Porta Jazz Lina Avshar 20 April 22h Kamarite Workshop Jazz festivals – organization – networking – mobility of artists. 20 April 14h National Theater Bitola Vinko Mihajlovic – Petrovac Jazz Festival – R.Montenegro Dragan Vlajnic – Kikinda Jazz Festival – R.Serbia Irena Blagojevic – Jazz musician Belgrade – R.Serbia Saso Popovski – Jazz Factory Festival – Bitola Bojan Stefkovski – Jazz Fortnight Festival – Jazz label – Skopje Gordana Nastevska-Manasijeska Akasha booking – Skopje Todor Ivanovski – Center for culture decontamination – Bitola

2018 edition

Jazz Factory Festival in its basic concept carries the idea of ​​education and approximation of jazz and contemporary music form to people of the youngest age through the Jazz Factory project. We continue the tradition for 7 years and we invite you to a workshop, a concert and debate. The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia - New Cultural Wave, National Theater - Bitola and Center for Culture Bitola.