Jazz Velenje Cultural Association was founded in 2016 by Velenje native Jure Pukl, who is widely regarded as one of the best jazz saxophonists in the world. Although resident in New York City since 2013, he continues to play an active part in the Slovenian jazz scene, particularly through Creative Jazz Clinic Velenje, a five-day series of workshops, masterclasses and performances held every February since 2016.
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