Russia's Jazz Event of the Year

Every year more than 1000 jazz professionals from more than 30 countries gather in Russia to promote jazz within and beyond its borders.

About JAB 2022

Jazz Across Borders is an annual international forum-fest, held in Saint Petersburg. It is one of the largest professional jazz events in Europe, founded and presided by Igor Butman, the National Artist of Russia.

This is the first and only professional platform in Russia where members of the local and international jazz communities can get together and cooperate! The 6th Jazz Across Borders forum-fest will be held offline on 16th, 17th & 18th December 2022.

Mission JAB

Our mission is to be a key platform for promoting Russian jazz abroad and a centre of attraction for international and Russian jazz industry leaders.

JAB History

JAB 2019

Since it was first held in Saint Petersburg 3 years ago, JAB has brought together more than 3000 professionals along with the the elite of the world jazz community.

JAB 2018

The second Jazz Across Borders forum-fest had a successful run on 16-17 November 2018 as part of the VII Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum.

JAB 2017

JAB was founded by Igor Butman, the National Artist of Russia. In 2017, his initiative to hold an international jazz conference in Russia was endorsed by the Ministry of Culture.

форум-феста в 2022