Until 2004, the capital of Israel Jazz Festival was not. There was a lot or a series of concerts at the Festival of Israel, jazz tickets in the Israel Museum, but the events under the title "Jazz Festival" was not. The idea came to him at the helm of the Jerusalem Cultural Center, on the basis of which, with the help of the Center for Absorption of artists - the returnees has been established''Association of jazz and alternative music,''which is headed by one of the leading Israeli jazz, a professor of the Jerusalem Academy of Vyacheslav Ganelin - musician does not require special representation. The association includes not only the titled masters who supported the new initiative, the majority of its members, musicians who came to Israel in the past ten years.
Name "JazzGlobus" invented Slava Ganelin and has two interpretations. On the one hand, it is as if, jazz model of dreams, Ben Gurion, when from many places on the globe jazzmen sezhayutsya in Israel. In association musicians not only from Russia and other countries "post-Soviet space", but people from France, South Africa, Bulgaria, United States, and the natives of Israel. On the other hand, called "JazzGlobus" said, not only on geography, but also the diversity of genres - it rejects all forms of music making, but strictly classical, and for which so many places on the platform of the world and the commercial music and music that can hardly be called and which has no roots or geographical or aesthetic - it has no place on the globe.
The first festival was held association in December 2004. Then it involved only Israeli jazzman, a fair amount of whom were new immigrants. The second festival took place exactly a year and has already become international. Renome festival grows and this year, each concert will be presented a lot of different styles - from all sorts of directions to the mainstream free-jazz and experimental music author. Moreover, the same musicians play in different styles.