Ponta Lopud Jazz was conceived because of the global importance of the jazz genre and its power to connect people through freedom of expression. While jazz was born in New Orleans at the beginning of the 20th century, its roots can be found in both European and African styles of music. The genre has branched out across the world adopting a variety of different sounds and styles to become a universal language of expression, inclusion, and freedom.

In the inspiring environment of peace and the unique beauty of Lopud Island, jazz professionals have the opportunity to engage in conversations about the music industry and performance opportunities with other professionals in the field from all over the world.