17 - 26 August 2018 | various locations in the old town centre
Jazz Camp Kranj 2018
These evenings in August will be painted in colour by jazz melodies, so the final moments of summer will be full of a pleasant artistic atmosphere. Lovers of jazz and good music are looking forward to the 15th Jazz Kamp Kranj, a festival that every year brings together great musicians from Slovenia and abroad. The organizers promise a varied programme to which no visitor will remain indifferent. In addition to concerts, workshops, exhibitions and wine tastings, many new things have been added to the programme this year.
One of the novelties is the workshop on performing on stage and the preparation for a performance, conducted by Swedish boogie-woogie pianist and therapist Ulf Sandström. On one of the concert evenings, the Big Band Bled will perform with the accomplished guest singer Alenka Godec (17 August). There will be a concert by mentors of music workshops (18 August), and a performance by the new Slovenian Dixieland band, Oberdixie (19 August) that among other things plays also the Oberkrainer music of the legendary Avsenik brothers in Dixieland style. Participants of the Summer School of Jazz from Grožnjan by the Croatian Music Youth, Hrvatska glasbena mladež will visit Kranj (20 August), as well as the Croatian drummer Branimir Gazdik (21 August), the two pianists, David Gazarov from Germany and Emil Spanyi from Hungary together with the accomplished English singer and keyboard player Georgie Fame (22 August). The Slovenian saxophonist Igor Lumpert (23 August) will have a concert with songs of Billie Holiday. The band of the Merciless with Eddie Luis will be playing music from the 20s and 30s (24 August) and on the final night, we will hear the participants of the music workshops at Jazz Kamp Kranj 2018 (25 August).
Wine tastings will be taking place before the evening concerts, the so-called scene series with wine stories from Jazz Kamp Kranj 2018, where renowned Slovenian winegrowers and restaurants will present their creations. As in the previous year, Jazz Kamp Kranj will begin with the opening of a photo exhibition on16 August at three locations, the Pungert gallery, the Pungert children’s tower and the Bala gallery. A novelty is also the street exhibition of the creative posters from past years of the Jazz Kamp festival in front of the Kranj town library.