Since UNESCO announced 30th April as International Jazz Day, Katowice annually participates in its celebration. This time Katowice are celebrating for the third time and, as in the previous years, it does not limit to a single day. Katowice JazzArt Festival is a international music event that lasts over a week.

Despite the short history, Katowice JazzArt Festival has established its genuine label, as well as solid position within the whole gamut of cultural events in Silesia region and in the whole country. The Festival is expanding each year, featuring real legends and exploring new lands, far beyond jazz. In last editions such artists as Polar Bear, Roberto Fonseca, Eric Truffaz, Neil Cowley or Jan Garbarek performed in various venues in Katowice.