In a joyful musical atmosphere, the first evening of the 6th edition of the Katara European Jazz Festival 2019, started this week with participation from 13 European countries.

Katara Jazz Festival

According to Katara General Manager Dr Khalid Bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, the Katara European Jazz Festival has become a major global event that attracts some of the world’s best jazz musicians and composers.

It is one of the most prominent headlines planned by Katara in the process of building ties between peoples through culture, art and creativity. Music is one of the most beautiful way of human expression and a strong bridge that contributes efficiently in cultural exchange, encourage cooperation and rapprochement between different communities in the world.’

The ambassadors of Austria and Bulgaria, HE Dr Willi Kembel and HE Metin Hussein Kazak, expressed their gratitude to the Cultural Village for organising the successful event annually.


The audience interacted with the enchanting Pannonica from Austria. The newly formed trio brings together three strong, articulate voices of Austria’s Jazz scene. The band represents the broad scope and variety of their lively scene, each member descending from different ethnic background, and thus developing distinct sounds and unique styles.

Vassil Petrov of Bulgaria also performed with his musical instruments and brought the audience a very delightful and fun performance.

Katara Jazz Festival

The festival is ongoing at the Katara esplanade in front of Gates 20 and 21. Weekend performances start on Thursday with Poland and Greece; on Friday with Switzerland, Romania and Germany; and on Saturday, with France and Spain.

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