ZADAR JAZZ & BLUES (22.-24.7.2020.)

Museum of Ancient Glass Zadar - 21:30

RATKO ZJACA-SIMONE ZANCHINI ZZ QUARTET

Simone Zanchini - accordion
Ratko Zjaca - guitar
Martin Gjakonovski -  double bass
Joze Zadravec -  drums

Ratko Zjača - contemporary guitarist, composer, performer and pedagogue with a Dutch address. He has been performing and recording with many of today's top jazz musicians - Reggie Workman, Randy Brecker, John Patitucci, Al Foster, Ron Carter, etc.

Simone Zanchini – One of the most interesting and innovative accordionists on the international scene, as a member of the Milan Scale Orchestra, he has performed at the most important international jazz festivals and performed with many renowned artists.

The 4th album "On Stage" live in Italy will be released soon.

AWARDS:
2016.
ZZ QUARTET- award for best jazz album in Italy.

2019.

Simone Zanchini -The award of World Accordion Ambassador from the city of Castelfidaro - accordion city

Ratko Zjaca - The Award for achievement,the autorship and artistic creation in jazz music from the Composer Society

DAMIR KUKURUZOVIĆ DJANGO GROUP

Damir Kukuruzović

Damir Kukuruzović - jazz guitarist and winner of numerous music awards, the most prominent Croatian representative of music is Django Reinhardt. The founder of Django Group is Damir Kukuruzović, indispensable at all relevant festivals in the country and abroad. He is one of the guitar virtuosos who, with exceptional playing skills, manages to reach the highest aesthetic level. He collaborates with the greatest musical virtuosos of today: Stochel Rosenberg, Paulus Schafer, Robin Nolan, Angel Debarre, Raphael Fays, Ludovic Beier, Wawau Adler, Gismo Graf, Yorgui Loeffler, Josch Stephan and many others. He is the organizer of several jazz festivals in Croatia, as well as in his own Siscia jazz club where he hosted many world jazz musicians.

A.J. TRIO & ELENA STELLA / MARTINE THOMAS & INSD ENTERPRISE

Ante Jeličić - piano

Josip Marcelić - double bass

Vedran Supičić - drums

Elena Stella - vocal

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Martine Thomas
- vocal

A.J. TRIO & ELENA STELLA

The founder of A.J. trio and the author of the music is pianist Ante Jeličić. These musicians have a rich musical experience behind them. They collaborate with singer Elena Stella who shares the same idea and sensibility towards music.

They will present their debut album Common Language released under Aquarius records as well new vocal-instrumental original compositions made in co-authorship with Elena Stella.

MARTINE THOMAS & INSD ENTERPRISE

Martine Thomas - after returning from America, the famous Zadar singer with Haitian roots will present a new project to the Zadar audience and guests.