16. Liburnia Jazz Festival

Every first weekend of July is traditionally reserved for the Liburnia Jazz Festival.

The opening of the Festival is on Friday, 01.07. at the Summer Stage, with the "criss - CROss # Jazz Ex Tempore Project" - in a unique, and yet in Croatia almost unknown form of the SILENT CONCERT.

Silent Concert is a unique way of listening to music where the audience with wireless headphones participate in live performance on stage, experiencing music in a completely new way, with the almost perfect sound as on studio recordings. Besides, at this concert there will be no separate stages and no distance between the musicians and the audience. Musicians will be playing within the audience, among the crowd. Along with the perfect studio sound, personalized volume and close position next to musicians, the Silent Concert gives to each listener a truly exclusive music experience that will be remembered for a long time.

For the superb music will be responsible the "Croatian Leading Musicians National Team", as critics called them. They are all participants of last year's Jazz Ex Tempore project, gathered from all Croatian regions - Marko Ramljak (Dalmatia), Filip Novosel (Slavonia), Maasej Kovacevic (Split), Elvis Stanic, Tonci Grabusic and Damjan Grbac (Istria and Kvarner). In May, they have returned to Opatija, to the former "music crime scene" and recorded an album that will be presented and live recorded by the Croatian Music Channel /CMC/ television.

To ensure trully intimate musical experience to the audience , number of tickets will be limited to a maximum of 200 listeners, so - hurry up and get your tickets because such an opportunity is not to be missed.

On Saturday, 02.07., after a jazz breakfast on the Terrace Stage of the hotel Ambassador with the "Trio Minus One", , the Main Summer Stage will be conquerred by Marius Neset, Scandinavian musician acclaimed as the most significant new discoverie in the jazz world, known as the "Scandinavian supernova", the young star whose expansion we'll have the opportunity to watch.

Marius Neset combines Brecker's power with tonal delicacy of Jan Garbarek, but he also has a vision that leads the listener on a journey, where he connects with a diverse array of influences, extraordinary energy, creativity and above all trully original sound. According to an English critic, they have the ability to "drag the soul" out of the listener, open a debate on jazz and do not allow to stay alligned in a "jazz ghetto".

Their music gives the audience the opportunity to truly immerse in the phenomenon of Scandinavian jazz and enjoy European contemporary music of the 21st century.

On Sunday morning, 03.07. on the terrace of the Hotel Kvarner, Bojan Aleksovski & David Baumgarten will present their "Sinatra Project", and in the evening, the "Oridano Gipsy Jazz Band" will rise the audience up on their feet in the Old Town of the City of Lovran.

16th Liburnia Jazz Festival ends at the Terrace Stage of the Hotel Kvarner with United Musicians of the Slovenian orchestra "Towel of Shower". The band consist of the most famous names of Slovenian jazz and pop scene and members of the Big Band of the RTV Slovenia. It definitely guarantees a power funk experience with the message: "You got to Funkifize!"

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