Since its beginning, jazz was defined as a diverse & multicultural musical genre, even before these concepts existed, a continuum mix of people, feelings and music. Starting from this idea, organizing a major jazz festival in Timisoara comes natural and symbolic.

A festival creates a symbol for the city that hosts it and strengthens its identity. JAZZ™ comes to celebrate the vibrant cultural energy of Timisoara.

In 2013, the first edition laid the foundation for what could be one of the most important cultural events in this part of Europe, as the joint effort to achieve the title of European Capital of Culture 2021. Since it's debut, the Festival managed to attract prominent artists such as: Richard Bona, Kurt Elling, David Murray & Macy Gray, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lizz Wright, Al Jarreau, Anoushka Shankar, The Cat Empire, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller, Liv Warfield w/ The NPG Hornz, The Chick Corea Elektric Band, Monty Alexander, Miles Mosley & The West Coast Get Down, Christian Scott, John Beasley presents Monk’ESTRA, The Cinematic Orchestra, R+R=NOW, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Moses Boyd Exodus, Jazzmeia Horn, Yussef Dayes and Tank & the Bangas.

JAZZx is an event open to the public.

JAZZx is part of the National Programme “Timisoara – European Capital of Culture” and is funded by the Timis County Council. Organised by the National Museum of Banat, produced and developed by PLAI Cultural Centre.