Od 2005. I nastavljamo dalje!
Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Chick Corea......Dee Dee Bridgewater, Anat Cohen, Casandra Wilson, Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, samo su neki od slavnih glazbenika koji su u prvih 15 godina nastupili u sklopu Zagreb jazz Festivala. Održano je više od 120 koncerata i nekoliko različitih jazz programa: 12 Zagreb Jazz Festivala, 5 All Woman Jazz Festivala, 7 Rovinj Jazz Festivala, 3 Backstage Live Pula.
"This is just a few words to thank you for your: 1...hospitality, 2...friendship, 3...professionalism, 4...promoting the festival. We hope to see you at your next jazz festival...thank you,thank you, thank you.....“
Ron Carter, Stephen Scott, Payton Crossley, Steve Kroon
"Tonight in Zagreb was another surprisingly great hosting from the promoter
and his crew. Very good and well prep'd CF3.
Tuning held..fast the whole way - didn't budge. That was NICE."
"I want to thank you so much for the wonderful time we had there in Rovinj.
The hospitality and warmth that you extended to us was overwhelmingly warm
and exceptional. We'll never forget this trip!"
"It was really a pleasure to play at Jazz Festival Zagreb. I enjoyed the warm welcome of Drazen, the great organisation and the fantastic audience. I wish you many more nice editions and I hope that in can come back one day, inshallah."
"Playing in Zagreb for the first time was an immense pleasure. Friendly people, warm hospitality, and a concert hall with beautiful acoustics. I only hope we'll return to the city another year to stay a bit longer, spending more time exploring this beautiful city and its inhabitants."
"Zagreb Jazz Festival sam pokrenuo 2005. godine s željom da u Zagreb dovedem najveće jazz legende kao i mlade snage jazza. U Zagrebu postoji ozbiljna jazz publika ali ponuda koncerata nije bila onakva kakvu publika zaslužuje, pa se pokretanje jazz festivala pokazalo kao pun pogodak! Već je na 2. Zagreb Jazz Festival počela dolazati publika i iz drugih gradova. Nakon Zagreba su uslijedili i festivali u Rovinju i Puli. I evo proslo je vec 17 godina. Not to bad :)"
„In my music I'm trying to play the truth what I am. The reason it's difficult is because I'm changing all the time.“