We are proud to announce the 14th Liburnia Jazz Festival, in the first weekend of July (4.-6. July), which will again turn the city of Opatija into the capital of Jazz.
With 13 concerts on 7 stages in just 3 days, meeting with the good music becomes an inevitable fact.
During the Festival, in Opatija one starts the day with a jazz breakfast on terraces of the Hotel Imperial and Bristol, then continues to see-cruise along the Opatija Riviera on our unique „Jazz Boat“, and then, by the early evening, jazz slightly moves back to hotel terraces and pools of Hotel Bristol, Four Flowers and Ambassador. It all finishes gloriously with evening concerts of world stars at The Open Air Summer Stage, and the Hotel Kvarner Terrace.
With a bunch of Jazz all over the city, we particulary announce concerts:
LUIS BONILA MEDITERANEAN COLLECTIVE
Luis Bonilla Mediteranean Colective is an exclusive music project produced by Liburnia Jazz.
As top musicians on the horizon of the world jazz scene always attract those similar to themselves, legendary American trombonist Luis Bonilla has met Croatian guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Elvis Stanic, bassist Goran Rukavina , Italian drummer Paolo Muscovi , and Serbian pianist Ivan Aleksijević.
In the middle of Bonilla’s , Stanić’ and Aleksijević ‘ music emerges an entirely new experience of jazz - traditional American and " Latin jazz " tradition perfectly matches Mediterranean and Balkan tradition , creating a new genre , at the same time sophisticated and passionate , somehow expected, but still different.
The synergy of Bonilla , Stanić and Aleksijević gives us the best of their diversity , showing that a superb jazz music , despite of being essentially complicated , could be also very smooth and understandable to everyone.
NOA ( Achinoam Nini ) is an Israeli singer who has performed at nearly all of the world 's most prestigious stages ( Roman Colosseum, Carnegie Hall, Olympia, Barbican,... ).
Noa is a singer who in Croatia still may be not recognized by name, but everyone knows her by her beautiful songs ( "Beautiful That Way " from the cult film " La vita e bella " by Roberto Benigni , the song from the movie "Babel", songs from the series of James Bond "Golden Eye” , Besson's “Joan of Arc"...) . At the Vatican square she sang the “Ave Maria” in front of millions of viewers for Pope John Paul II.
She performs regularly with the world's biggest stars: Andrea Bocelli, Carlos Santana, Sheryl Crow, George Benson, Sting, Zucchero, Pino Daniele, Donovan, Eric Serra, Mike Mainieri, Al Di Meola,...
Noa's first album for the international market was produced by no less than Pat Metheny. For that occasion he hired a top-star line up : Lyle Mays, Steve Rodby, Bill Evans, Steve Ferrone, Dan Gottlieb... As a composer, Pat Metheny also participates on Noa’s latest album "Love Medicine".
CUBISMO is the most important salsa / latin jazz band in this part of Europe. So far they have released six CDs, most of which have been distributed internationally.
In it’s career, Cubismo has worked with many national, and international music stars. CD "Motivo Cubano" was recorded in Cuba with members of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club, and the CD "Viva la Habana" was performed by Yolanda Duke, singer of The Tito Puente Orchestra. They had also a Long and fruitful colaboration with Nelson Hernandez, one of the best arrangers and producers of salsa in the United States.
The strongest side of The Cubismo are concerts and live performances, during which the audience regularly dances with a huge amount of positive energy that radiates from the stage.
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Let's share some memories from last year's edition:.