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Jazz Kamp Kranj (18-27 August 2017)

Towards the end of August (between 18 and 27 August 2017) the simply ideal scenery of Pungert will host the traditional Jazz Kamp Kranj. Admission to the concerts is free and it is a must to attend for lovers of jazz or music in general.

 

We will be enjoying the final evenings of August at this festival on the tip of the town’s rock, at Pungert, that is attracting exceptional musicians and all jazz fans, wine lovers and people of all generations who like to spend some time in this pleasant ambience.

 

Let the last rays of the evening sun caress you while you are chatting with your friends: Where did we spend our holidays, where did our path lead us this time, where did we have the best laughs this summer?

 

Diverse programme of the 14th Jazz Kamp Kranj

The festival programme will have a great variety of performers from Slovenia and abroad. Some of these accomplished musicians will be acting as mentors at workshops and it is already a tradition that these teachers perform at their own concert evening together.


Other evening concerts will feature the Bluesbreakers from Austria and the participants of the Summer Jazz Academy, organized by the Croatian Music Youth (HGM) in Grožnjan. We are very happy that the band Papir accepted our invitation to perform at the Jazz Kamp on Tuesday, 22 August. For one of the evenings, the festival will move to the amphitheatre of the Khislstein Summer Stage, where the excellent musicians, French percussionist Christophe Bras and the Slovenian bass player Aleš Avbelj will be accompanying the duet of two pianists, the German David Gazarov from Azerbaijan and the French Emil Spanyi from Hungary.


The band Manouche that will have its concert on Thursday 24 August is spanning a bridge across times and styles, connecting the French jazz manouche with modern electronic dance rhythms. The Big band RTV Slovenija will be playing on Friday, 25 August with its guest and long-term colleague Ratko Divjak to celebrate his 70th birthday.


On Saturday, 26 August, the participants of the Jazz Kamp Kranj 2017 music workshops will be presenting their newly acquired skills tow time, in the morning at the Jazz Kamp Kranj Fest an in the evening at the final concert.
Before the evening concerts there will be wine tastings called “Scenographic Storyline of Wine at the Jazz Kamp Kranj 2017” where awarded Slovenian winemakers will be presenting their various wines.


As it was the case several times before, also this year the Jazz Kamp will begin with the opening of a photo exhibition, this time by Gorazd Uršič and Zoran Kozina, taking place on 17 August in three locations, at Pungert Gallery, in the Pungert Children’s Tower and in the Bala Gallery.


A new feature of this year’s festival is its “overture concert” beneath the linden tree in the castle garden by the DrummingCellist Kristijan Krajnčan. The evenings there will be organized by the Tourism and Culture Board of Kranj under the artistic direction of Romana Krajnčan. The overture concert will take place on 17 August at 8pm in the garden of the Khislstein Castle.

 

Jazz Kamp Kranj 2017

  • Friday, 18. - Sunday, 27. August 2017
  • Pungert (Kranj)

 

Daily Programme:

  • FRIDAY 18 August at 8:30pm: BLUESBREAKERS (A)
    Venue: Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery
  • SATURDAY 19 August at 8:30pm: CONCERT BY THE MENTORS OF MUSIC WORKSHOPS OF JAZZ KAMP KRANJ 2017 (A, D, F, GB, H, HR, SLO)
    Venue: Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery
  • SUNDAY 20 August at 8:30pm: ALENKA GODEC BAND (SLO)
    Venue: Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery
  • MONDAY 21 August ob 20.30: GUEST CONCERT BY THE SUMMER JAZZ ACADEMY OF CROATIAN MUSIC YOUTH FROM GROŽNJAN (HR)
    Venue: Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery
  • TUESDAY 22 August at 8:30pm: PAPIR (SLO)
    Venue: Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery
  • WEDNESDAY 23 August at 8:30pm: EMIL SPANYI & DAVID GAZAROV PIANO DUETT (H, D)
    Venue: Khislstein Summer Stage
  • THURSDAY 24 August at 8:30pm: MANOUCHE (SLO)
    Venue: Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery
  • FRIDAY 25 August at 8:30pm: BIG BAND RTV SLOVENIJA and RATKO DIVJAK, Concert on the occasion of the 70th birthday of R. Divjak (SLO)
    Venue: Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery
  • SATURDAY 26 August at 10am: JAZZ KAMP KRANJ FEST, at various locations in the historic town centre of Kranj
    Venues: Maistrov Square, Prešernova Street, Glavni Square, Trubarjev Square
  • SATURDAY 26 August at 8:30pm: FINAL CONCERT BY THE PARTICIPANTS OF JAZZ KAMP KRANJ 2017
    Venue: Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery