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Jazz Camp Kranj

18 - 27 August 2022 | Various locations in the old town centre

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Programme

 

12 August at 8.30pm

Preliminary event: Ana Čop trio

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

starting on 17 August

Photo Jazz Kamp Kranj, exhibition of photos from past Jazz Kamps.

Pungert Café and Gallery

 

18 August at 8.30pm

David Gazarov & Emil Spanyi Duo (D, H, HR, F)

Glavni trg

 

19 August at 8.30pm

Nuška Drašček Quintet (SLO)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

20 August at 8.30pm

Nina Strnad Sextet (SLO)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

21 August at 8.30pm

Rozina Patkai & PQR (H)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

22 August at 8.30pm

Obradović Tixier Duo (HR, F)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

23 August at 6.30pm

Storylines of wine – presentations and tastings of wines by best winemakers of Slovenia

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

23 August at 8.30pm

Maaike Den Dunnen Quartet (NL, A, SRB, SLO)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

24 August at 6.30pm

Storylines of wine – presentations and tastings of wines by best winemakers of Slovenia

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

24 August at 8.30pm

Vladimir Samardžić Trio (SRB, BRA)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

25 August at 6.30pm

Storylines of wine – presentations and tastings of wines by best winemakers of Slovenia

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

25 August at 8.30pm

Teo Collori & Momento Cigano (SLO)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

26 August at 6.30pm

Storylines of wine – presentations and tastings of wines by best winemakers of Slovenia

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

26 August at 8.30pm

Saudade com açúcar tribute to Astrud Gilberto (The girl from Ipanema) (A, GR, HR) Sextet, featuring Luis Bonila (ZDA)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

27 August at 10am

Jazz Kamp Kranj Fest

Maistrov trg, Prešernova ulica, Glavni trg, Pungert

 

27 August at 10.30am

Storylines of wine – presentations and tastings of wines by best winemakers of Slovenia and street food prepared by Kranj’s restaurateurs

Maistrov trg, Prešernova ulica, Glavni trg, Pungert

 

27 August at 8.30pm

Je Veux (HR)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

28 August at 8.30pm

Ratko Divjak Quintet (SLO)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

 

MUSICIANS

 

18 August at 8.30pm

David Gazarov & Emil Spanyi duet (D, H, HR, F)

Glavni trg (Main Square)

 

The idea for the concert was born a few years ago when the two musicians Emil Spanyi and David Gazarov both taught the piano at Jazz Camp Kranj workshops. At that time, when we were all together trying to plan our future concerts, they came up with the idea of a piano duo on a big stage, and so this year, for the seventh time in a row, we will present their concert at the main square in Kranj. The two pianists, accompanied by the excellent Mario Mavrin on bass and the French drummer Christophe Bras Domitre, will again prepare an interesting and varied programme.

 

 

19 August at 8.30pm

Nuška Drašček Quintet (SLO)

Garden of the Café and Gallery Pungert

 

Nuška Drašček is one of Slovenia’s most distinguished singers and she impresses audiences with her voice, stage presence and extremely broad repertoire, ranging from opera, art songs, vocal-instrumental works to chanson, jazz, Slovenian folk songs, pop, gospel and musical theatre. Nuška Drašček’s musical career began in pop music when she won the television competition Be an Idol in 2004, and over the years she became one of the best-known singers in the field of popular music in Slovenia. She has sung in two of the best-known and most successful Slovenian vocal ensembles: the APZ Tone Tomšič Choir of the University of Ljubljana and Perpetuum Jazzile.

 

 

20 August at 8.30pm

Nina Strnad Sextet (SLO)

Garden of the Café and Gallery Pungert

 

“... and it was as if the sun suddenly started to shine.”

 

These were the words with which Mojmir Sepe in an interview described the moment when Nina Strnad, one of the most proficient singers of serious music in our country, started to sing in the concert by the European Jazz Orchestra.

 

Her education began at the Music and Ballet School in Ljubljana under Nada Žgur who is responsible also for Nina’s jazz background. After a degree in economics, she refined her musical skills at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York and completed her studies in music education at the Klagenfurt Conservatory.

 

 

21 August at 8.30pm

Rozina Pátkai & PQR (H)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

 

Rozina Pátkai is a Hungarian jazz and bossa nova singer, author and visual artist. The singer with Italian roots is known for her performances of well-known bossa nova standards, she has successfully participated in Hungarian and international competitions and won numerous prizes.

 

22 August at 8.30pm

Obradović Tixier Duo (HR, F)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

Lada Obradović – percussion

David Tixier – piano

 

Lada Obradović is a Croatian percussionist and composer. Together with the French pianist David Tixier, she leads the Obradović-Tixier Duo. Lada has won numerous prizes, including the prize for best instrumentalist at the 42nd National Competition at the La Défense Jazz Festival. She has, among others, collaborated with Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) and Grammy-winning composer Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson, Alanis Morissette).

 

 

23 August at 8.30pm

Maaike den Dunnen Quartet (NL, A, SRB, SLO)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

Maaike den Dunnen – vocals

Thomas Kugi – tenor and soprano saxophone

Renato Chicco – piano

Miloš Ćolović – electric bass

 

The Dutch singer and composer Maaike den Dunnen makes jazz accessible to all. Playfully, but with integrity and humour. Among other compositions, she will present her album “Inner Space” and take us on a journey through the enchanting world of music.

 

 

24 August at 8.30pm

Vladimir Samardžić Trio (SRB, BRA)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

Vladimir Samardzic is a Serbian bass guitarist, composer and mentor, considered one of the best all-round musicians on his instrument in former Yugoslavia. He has collaborated with many internationally renowned musicians such as Luis Bonilla, Karlheinz Miklin, John Riley, Marko Djordjevic, Bojan Zulfikapashic, Thana Alexa, Felipe Salles, Mokhtar Samba, David Rhodes and Teodosi Spasov.

 

 

25 August at 8.30pm

Teo Collori & Momento Cigano (SLO)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

Teo Collori – lead guitar

Metod Banko – rhythm guitar

Matija Krečič – violin

Matej Kužel – clarinet

Jošt Lampret – bass

 

Momento Cigano are dedicated to a unique vision of gypsy swing. Collori skilfully translates the lively and danceable music that Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli created together before the Second World War into original compositions full of sparkling arrangements and inspired solo outings. The band has already released three albums: Hot Club Piran (2015), Kamerato muzikante (2018) and Molto Aligatore (2019).

 

 

26 August at 8.30pm

Saudade com açúcar tribute to Astrud Gilberto (The girl from Ipanema) (A, GR, HR) Sextet, featuring Luis Bonila (ZDA) as guest.

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

Miriam Kulmer (A) – vocals

Konstantinos Bouvaris (GR) – guitar

Saša Mutič (HR) – piano

Lukas Meissl (A) – drums

Kajetan Kamenjasevic (A) – bass

Luis Bonilla (USA) – trombone, guest

 

This band, which will travel from Graz (Austria) especially for this event, is international and consists of Austrian, American, Croatian and Greek musicians.

 

The Trombonist Luis Bonilla was born in Costa Rica and he grew up in California. He studied at California State University in Los Angeles and at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, where he received his degree in jazz and composition. He works as a freelance artist and studio musician. He has played with many renowned musicians, including McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Bowie, Tom Harrell and Freddie Hubbard, and has been a member of the backing orchestras of Tony Bennett, Diana Ross, Phil Collins and many others.

 

 

27 August at 10am

Jazz Kamp Kranj Fest

Maistrov trg, Prešernova ulica, Glavni trg, Pungert

 

Musicians who have participated in Jazz Kamp Kranj music workshops in the past will be performing on this festival day.

 

 

27 August at 8.30pm

Je Veux (HR)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

Željka Veverec, Je Veux, accompanied by

Toni Starešinić – keyboard instruments

Igor Dorotic – trumpet

Đuro Dobranić – percussion

 

Željka Veverec is an outstanding soul and jazz singer and she collaborates with various Croatian and international producers and musicians. At the end of 2020, she released her first solo album “I Glow” under the artist name Je Veux, for which she received excellent reviews and the recognition as the album of the year by Croatian music journalists and critics. The album won four awards from independent music journalists Rock & Off, for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Pop Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year. The album also won the Croatian Porin Music Award for Best Electronica Album and it was nominated for the Album of the Year, as well as Ž.V. (pronounced as “je veux”) for Best Female Vocal Performance.                           

 

 

28 August at 8.30pm

Ratko Divjak Quintet (SLO)

Garden of the Pungert Café and Gallery

 

The Ratko Divjak Quintet is a special ensemble that combines experienced jazz musicians with young ones who bring a fresh new energy to the band. The trumpeter Vid Šketa is the only Slovenian to study at the renowned Sibelius University in Finland. He has won numerous awards and has performed as a soloist with the big band RTV SLO. The singer Maruša Kos was successful even as a teenager. At the age of 13, she was in the final of the singing competition “Razred talentov”.

 

The other members of the band are Adam Klemm – saxophone, Goran Rukavina – bass, Milan Stanisavljević – piano, Ratko Divjak – drums. Their programme is varied and consists of original compositions by the ensemble members, as well as of original compositions by well-known jazz tenor saxophonists.

 

Ratko Divjak is a long-time drummer in the big band RTV Slovenia, who has collaborated and continues to collaborate with many jazz musicians and other renowned artists.