Valamar Jazz Festival is run by Artistic organisation transhistria ensemble which was founded in 2004 and which regularly works on various projects which connect the modern, universal, primarily jazz expression with the autochtonous, Istrian expression. Besides music festivals Novigrad Music Nights 2006-2007 and Rovinj World Music Festival 2007, we should particularly mention the several-year-long multimedia project of revitalization of dialectal and musical heritage of Istria, entitled Panphonia Istriana (www.panphonia.com).
The artistic director of Artistic organisation transhistria ensemble is composer, singer and flutist Tamara Obrovac, one of the most impressive and most versatile artists on the Croatian music scene. She has become very popular due to the influence of the Istrian folk music and the Istrian dialect that she uses in her creative expression. In the years 2007/2008 Tamara was the artistic director of Novigrad Music Nights Festival, which hosted numerous artists, including Al di Meola, Don Byron, Los van van... More about Tamara you can find at www.tamaraobrovac.com