26th Jazz Cerkno International Festival: 15.-17. 7. 2021

This year's Jazz Cerkno festival will take place in mid-July, at the same venue as last year, in the parking lot at the old ETA factory, which is only a ten-minute walk from the city centre. Between 15 and 17 July, we will listen to performances by ten international and Slovenian ensembles, which will showcase a very diverse range of jazz music. From those who flirt with traditional and classical music through experimental approaches that encompass both electronics and minimalism, to free improvisation and creative reimagining the jazz past.

Musicians from the USA, Sweden, Greece, Italy, Austria, Poland, Serbia and Slovenia will perform on the stage of our festival. All Slovenian jazz musicians will present themselves with international formations, which will have their premiere Slovenian performance in Cerkno. For the first time in Slovenia, we will also hear most international bands. In addition to the main program, which will take place under a covered tent, we have, as in all previous years, prepared a rich accompanying program with an exhibition, a round table, additional concerts and workshops. Tickets are already on sale!

See ya at the 26th edition of the Jazz Cerkno festival! 

26th Jazz Cerkno 2021 - PROGRAMME

Thursday, July 15

Fresh Dust Trio & Antonio Borghini (SI, RS, IT)
Jaka Berger (drums, objects), Samo Šalamon (ac. guitars), Marina Džukljev (prepared piano), Antonio Borghini (double bass)

More Low Than Low Quintet (SI, IT)
Matjaž Bajc, Žiga Golob, Giovanni Maier (double bass), Mimo Cogliandro, Marco Colonna (bass clarinet)

Naked (RS)
Branislav Radojković (el. bass), Đorđe Mijušković (violin), Goran Milošević (drums, percussion), Ivan Teofilović (clarinet, saxophone), Đorđe Kujundžić (bariton and alto saxophone, clarinet)


Friday, July 16

Zlatko Kaučič: Pogum pogumnih (SI, IT)
Zlatko Kaučič (music and conducting)
Tilen Kravos, Anton Lorenzutti, Ajk Vremec (el. guitar, effects), Timi Vremec (el. bass), Matjaž Bajc (double bass), Žiga Ipavec, Tomi Novak, Robi Erzetič (drums, percussion)
guests: Achille Succi (alto and bass clarinet), Ivan Pilat (baritone saxophone), Flavio Zanuttini (trumpet, effects)

Katharina Ernst (drums, objects), Martin Siewert (el. guitars, electronics)

Jaimie Branch: FLY or DIE (US)
Jaimie Branch (trumpet, voice), Lester St Louis (cello), Jason Ajemian (double bass), Chad Taylor (drums, mbira)


Saturday, July 17

Czajka & Puchacz (SI, PL)
Kaja Draksler (prepared piano, percussion), Szymon Gasiorek (drums, percussion, electronics)

Tania Giannouli Trio (GR)
Tania Giannouli (piano), Andreas Polyzogopoulos (trumpet), Kyriakos Tapakis (oud)

Tell No Lies (IT)
Edoardo Marraffa (tenor and sopranino saxophone), Filippo Orefice (tenor saxophone), Nicola Guazzaloca (piano), Luca Bernard (double bass), Andrea Grillini (drums)

Angles 8 (SE)
Martin Küchen (alto saxophone), Goran Kajfes, Magnus Broo (trumpet), Mats Äleklint (trombone), Torbjörn Zetterberg (double bass), Alexander Zethson (piano), Mattias Ståhl (vibraphone), Konrad Agnas (drums)

The organizer reserves the right to change the program by day and locations, as well as to change the program contents of the 25th International Festival of Jazz Cerkno 2020 (17-19 September)

Organisation and production:
Zavod Jazz Cerkno

supporters: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Občina Cerkno
sponsors: ETA Cerkno
main media sponsor: VAL 202