STA, 28 July 2021 - After last year's hybrid edition, this year's Ljubljana Jazz Festival will take place live from 28 to 31 July. Most of the concerts will take place in the Park of the Council of Europe adjacent to the Cankarjev Dom. The focus will be on Slovenian performers, but the line-up includes several jazz greats.
The festival programme was drawn up by Bogdan Benigar, the head of the Jazz and World Music Programme at Cankarjev Dom, and Edin Zubčević from Jazz Fest Sarajevo.
Benigar highlighted a performance by the Avishai Cohen trio on 29 July, which had its first and only performance in Slovenia twenty years ago. This time, the musician will also present his latest unreleased compositions.
The trio Simulacrum will perform on 29 July and the closing concert of the festival on 31 July will feature the improvisers' group Arkos, formed by Slovenian jazz percussionist Zlatko Kaučič and the Italian flautist Massimo de Mattia.
In the Council of Europe Park, the musicians will perform on two stages, one of which will be dedicated to up-and-coming Slovenian musicians who are working either in Slovenia or abroad.
Among the performers on the main stage, Benigar highlighted Mirna Bogdanović, who will perform on 30 July. She will be accompanied by a team of musicians from Berlin.
The opening night of the festival will feature concerts by cellist Lakiko - a project by the artist Lana Kostić, and Teo Collori & Momento Cigano, a band dedicated to a unique vision of gypsy swing which also performed at last year's festival.
Learn more at the official website