16. Jazz ExTempore

Opatija, 14. - 16. 10. 2020.

This year's 16th edition of the Jazz Ex Tempore event will be held in Opatija, from 14-16. October, and is dedicated to foreign musicians who live and work in Croatia.

They learned the language, started families, got used to the Croatian mentality, got to know Croatian music and culture - they became "ours". Jazz Ex Tempore wants to encourage them to reveal to us "theirs", the music they came from, the culture in which they grew up. Since they come from different countries and different musical traditions, during their stay at the Jazz Ex Tempore project their task will be to create music that originates from their own musical roots and merges with other people's musical traditions, and we will hear how they experience Croatian traditional music.

The 16th Jazz Ex Tempore project will feature a well-known Venezuelan, former Cubismo singer and bassoonist of the Zagreb Philharmonic - Ricardo Luque, Kosovo Roma, social activist and one of the best drummers in Croatia - Mirsad Dalipi, and Joe Kaplowitz - an American whose whole family immersed in jazz music, a hammond organist who occasionally plays the tuba and a member of the Jazz Orchestra of the Croatian Radio and Television. As representatives of Croatia, Damjan Grbac - leader of the world music project "GIIPUJA" that blends modern jazz elements with the music of Istria and Elvis Stanić - guitarist, accordionist and artistic director of the Jazz Ex Tempore and Liburnia Jazz Festival.

During their stay in Opatija, the musicians will hold two workshops - jazz talks. Workshops are held at Villa Antonio starting at 8pm and admission is free.

On Wednesday, October 14, Ricardo Luque and Joe Kaplowitz will talk about their views on Croatian, North and South American music and life in Croatia, and on Thursday, October 15, Mirsad Dalipi will introduce us to Roma and Kosovo music and his views on the world and life.

The crown of every Jazz Ex Tempore project, including this one, is the final concert that will take place at the GERVAIS CENTER, on Friday, October 16th. starting at 8 p.m.

Tickets for final concert of 16. Jazz ExTempore can be purchased at points of sales, on-line at www.mojekarte.hr or one hour before the concert at the venue Culture Center Gervais. Ticket price is 60,00 kn.

Jazz talks will take place at Villa Antonio, open to the general public and free entrance.

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