Jazz Cerkno Event in Slovenia

From Jazz Cerkno:

This year’s Jazz Cerkno festival program is boasting with quite some names that were seminal in forming the European and global free jazz. On the very first festival day (Thu., 14. May) we will listen to the legendary Schlippenbach Trio (Alexander von Schlippenbach, piano, Evan Parker, saxophone, Paul Lovens, drums). On the same day there are also concerts by Powertrio from Portugal, and Slovenian/international Jure Pukl High Interaction Group.

Friday (15. May) wll bring the first festival meeting with the famous French double bass player Joëlle Léandre (she will also play at the Saurday afternoon solo concert at the Music School); on the Friday concert she will be accompanied by Carlos Zingaro (violin) and Sebi Tramontana (trombone). The festival covered arena at the Old Square will continue to be well shaken by Peter Brötzmann free-jazz-core trio Full Blast and Slovenian trio Lolita. The last festival day wil bring (apart from Léandre’s solo concert) four more bands, none of which ever played in Slovenia before: Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly (USA), Tiziano Tononi Quartet (ITA), ESS (S) and Push The Triangle (F). There will also be two workshops: photographing musicians (Žiga Koritnik) and „wild food“ (Dario Cortese), at the City Museum Cerkno will be also photograph exhibition „Jazz in Cerkno“ (Photo Club Cerkno).

Quite soon, there will be more information at our 14 th Jazz Cerkno festival website, where we will prepare files with musicians’ biographies and press quality photographs. All these and more will soon be available at our address You are invited to visit it now, so you can check up what other events did we prepare apart from our main event / fourteenth festival Jazz Cerkno.

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