Katara, the Cultural Village Foundation, partners with representatives of nine European embassies in Doha to host the third edition of Katara European Jazz Festival 2016 which will showcase a variety of Jazz from the European region.

The third edition of the popular annual event Katara European Jazz festival will start on the second of November and will continue until the 7th of the same month at building 5 in the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara. This was announced on Tuesday during a press conference jointly organized by Katara in partnership with the embassies of France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy along with embassies with the embassies of Portugal, Poland, and Bulgaria which are participating for the first time.

Addressing attendees during a press conference, the General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara, HE Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti said:

Following the spectacular success that has been achieved in the previous editions of Katara- European Jazz festival, today we continue at boosting our cooperation to present the third edition of this festival.’

‘We hope that this year edition will grab a significant turnout of attendees similar to other events that have been hosted and organised by the Cultural Village. Hosting similar events stresses Katara’s vision of bringing cultures together.’

Dr Khalid expressed his appreciation to the different embassies and to Qatar Airways for their continuous support and contributions.

The envoys of European countries to Doha highlighted that this year’s edition of the festival is expected to be special with the participation of international acts like “Atom String Quartet” and “Three Fall” along with many other bands that will rock Katara’s stage for the week-long event.

Once again, the third edition of Katara European Jazz Festival will bring to Doha one jazz group representing each of the participating countries, comprising various evening events performed by the Jazz musicians as well as several workshops at Qatar Music Academy with local music students.