Robert Cray is an American blues guitarist and singer, a five-time Grammy Award winner. His new album "In My Soul" reached No1. in the US Blues Charts this year.

“In the select group of contemporary vibes players, Locke has claims to head the list.” (Penguin Encyclopedia of Jazz). Joe  Locke is an American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator.

Slovakian Gypsy Jazz. The band Maringotka won the young talent competition at our festival last year. It means for them main stage this year. 

Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra is one of the hottest young european bigbands, led by Ed Partyka, the doyen of the bigband scene at the continent. 

Victor Wooten is an American bass player, composer, author, producer, and recipient of five Grammy Awards. At the Bratislava Jazz Days he would play with his brothers, the guitarist Regi and the drummer Roy. 

John Scofield's guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’s and is going strong today. Steve Swallow is a jazz bassist and composer noted for his numerous collaborations. Bill Stewart is a famous jazz drummer.

AMC Trio is the internationally most successful Slovak jazz band, known for collaborations with Ulf Wakenius and Randy Brecker. Mark Whitfield is an American hard bop and soul-jazz guitarist, known for his recordings as bandleader for both the Verve and Warner Bros. record labels

The Gajlík-Hodek-Oravec-Ragan Group is a modernist jazz quartet, founded by the four most talented young Slovak players.