Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Etno Hvar Festival July 8-9

Etno Hvar festival x KUL TURA po otoku will be happening July 8-9 in Humac!

Saturday, 30 January 2016

6th Jazz in February

For the sixth time this year, the Split City Puppet Theatre (CPT) organises a series of jazz concerts "Jazz in February", informs Splitski Portal. In the coming Saturdays (February 6 & 13 & 20) several great musicians will perform. For some, it will be their first performance at the CPT, while others are already quite popular Split guests.

One of them is Tamara Obrovac, who certainly managed to arouse the attention of the Split audience with her Transhistria Ensemble 2 years ago. She will open this year′s concerts with the Quartet - musicians, which created the album Ulika with her in 1998: Matija Dedić (piano), Žiga Golob (bass) and Krunoslav Levačić (drums).

The Ulika album introduced a new way of thinking and composing by this extraordinary author. For the first time, she connects the Istrian music and dialect with the universal jazz expression. The reunion of the quartet was in Grožnjan in 2011, with new creativity and a very different interpretation of old songs. Now, as experienced musicians, they reinterpret old compositions from a new, more mature artistic perspective. After a series of excellent concerts, Tamara obraovac Quartet will perform on February 6, 2016 at the Split City Puppet Theatre.

Next Saturday, February 13, 2016 a young, but widely recognized band Chui will perform. With their first two albums, this electro-jazz trio drew attention to themselves and gained a reputation at the Croatian and European jazz scene. They will promote their 3rd album in Split: Third Sun From the Stone, which was proclaimed by some renowned music critics as the album of the year and is the best-selling album in Croatia. For sure, Toni Starešinić (piano), Vojkan Jocić (saxophone) and Janko Novoselić (drums) will thrill the audience with their recognizable compound of jazz and modern dance music with a combination of electronic, funk, ambient music and rock´n´roll.

On Saturday, February 20, 2016 the last concert will take place. Aleksandar Dujin is the founder and the soul of the Aleksandar Dujin Quarter from Novi Sad, an orchestra, which has been playing for 18 years and has had more than forty musicians of various musical orientation and expression over the years. Along with Dujin, there will be Branimir Marković (bass guitar), Gabor Bunford Buga (saxophone) and Petar Radmilović (drums) performing in Split. They are excellent musicians, who fit perfectly into the concept called My Jazzway, made by Dujin as his original compositions created over 35 years, having  jazz as the basic musical expression. Regardless of the time of their creation, compositions, that will be performed at the CPT are managing to keep its spot and freshness even nowadays and will take the audience through three decades of creativity of this extraordinary pianist.

All three concerts will take place in Split City Puppet Theatre, starting at 20.00. Tickets can be booked at 021 395 986, or bought directly at the theatre on Tončićeva Street.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Dalmatian Jazz: Black Coffee feat. Martine Thomas

What is music association with Dalmatia? Mostly klapa singing, of course, but there are so many other nice things to hear around here. Now, it's hard to expect that anyone might ever heard about Dalmatian jazz, but it is possible, and - believe me - very, very good when it's performed by a Split-Zadar band called Black Coffee. Never heard of them? You are missing quite a bit.

One of the oportunities to experience Black Coffee, and their combination of Dalmatian music traditions and jazz will be band's concert in Quasimodo Club, on November, 29. They will perform featuring US-Croatian singer Martine Thomas.

Black Coffee was founded in 1993, mostly with bass player Renato Švorinić and drummer Jadran Dučić Čićo, and recently pianist Ivan Ivić became permanent member. Their main strength are colaborations with some of the most prominent Croatian, and even international musicians. Band recorde 11 albums so far, and won three Porins, Croatian version of Grammy. In the last few years their main interest is implementation of Mediterranean heritage with jazz. However, they also play jazz, funk, and even rock standards.

Tickets are 30 kunas, available in the club, and more details - including location - available on Facebook event page. As a warm up, here is Black Coffee and Martine Thomas.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Jazz Evening in Hvar Town on Tuesday

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