Liburnia Jazz


About us
Our mission is simple but very demanding: close-up the Jazz to the wide public, making it easy and understandable to everybody. Our main target is to close-up theJazz Music to the auditorium unused to the Jazz, to all those who consider it as an exclusive music "from musicians to musicians", as a hermetic expressive form only for the conossieurs. Our job is to convice them to the opposite, to show to everybody that jazz is a pure joy of the performance and improvisation with no borders and boundaries at all.
We are proud to the fact that our job is gaining more and more success through the years. Carefully selected programe can satisfy even the most demanding jazz purist, but at the same time it has to delight and overwhelm every first-time jazz listener sitting in the audience. Liburnia Jazz consist of the Festival, which runs every first weekend of July, and Workshops, set up through a week of November as a separate project, called the"Jazz Ex Tempore". We choose all really marvelous artists, who can show by their personality what Jazz is today, and what will eventually become... Our Artists are either established international Jazz Stars (Joe Zawinul, Mike Stern, Steps Ahead, Lurrie Bell), either great musicians who are just to conqer the world throne of the Jazz (Richard Bona, The Bad Plus, Vasil Hadzimanov). One of the main targets of the Festival is also a collaboration of the Croatian and international jazz artists, and mixing the various cultures and music styles in one place - the Liburnia Jazz Stage.
Beside the performing stage, there is also the educational part of the Liburnia Jazz, the "Jazz Ex Tempore" music workshops. A part of workshops is applied to the professional musician improvement, but most of workshops are dedicated to the widest audience, to all music lovers who want to grasp behind the scene, getting the knowlege and inside stories directly from the artist. We call it the "Jazz Talks" - a non-formal talks, or open interwiews where audience freely communicate with the Artist about all the possible topics they could imagine. Usually, this represent the Artist in totally different spotlight. Everybody is interested in famous Jazz musician life stories, personal suggestions and oppinions

Liburnia Jazz Festival - 13th Edition  on Wed, 26/06/2013 - 16:31  PDF version
The 13th Liburnia Jazz Festival this year announces a lot of concerts for music and jazz lovers. The Place and time of the Festival has been well known for faithful jazz pilgrims - Opatija, for the first weekend in July (4th-7th). Everything remains the same: a unique jazz cruise boat, jazz...
grebačka banka supports XII. Liburnia Jazz Festival  on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 16:35  PDF version
21. 03. 2012. We are proud to announce that „ Zagrebačka banka d.d.“, a constant supporter of many cultural events of the Liburnia region, will also continue to support the 12th Liburnia Jazz Festival , as the Silver sponsor.
Liburnia Jazz @ Jazzahead!  on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 16:34  PDF version
Liburnia Jazz Association will participate at the largest European jazz music fair, Jazzahead in Bremen, Germany, from 19. – 22.04. 2012 as an exhibitor with Europe Jazz Network. For this occasion, it will present Liburnia Jazz Festival and Jazz Ex Eempore projects to the widest...
8. Jazz ExTempore - 22 - 26. 10. 2012.  on Tue, 06/11/2012 - 16:33  PDF version
Liburnia Jazz announces the 8th Issue of the Project “Jazz Ex Tempore”, which will take place from 22nd to 26th October 2012 in Opatija. To this date, Jazz Ex Tempore has involved over 30 artists from 20 countries all over the world, who during their stay in Opatija held about 25...