"Ljubljana has one of the oldest jazz festivals in Europe, founded in 1960, and since then it has been striving to provide new music to curious audiences, despite many difficulties and changing contexts. All these reasons make Jazz Festival Ljubljana the perfect choice for receiving the Award 2018.", the jury also stated.
In addition to the established names, Ljubljana Jazz Festival also presents rising artists from all over the world and music projects while always putting a special emphasis on Slovenian musical creativity.
This year's 59th Ljubljana Jazz Festival will be held from 27 to June.
For more information about the award go to European Jazz Network website.