Tuesday clubbing series - Autumn 2016

4 October at 20.00
Kris Defoort Diving Poet Society
Veronika Harcsa, vocals – turquoise; Guillaume Orti, alto saxophone – orange; Kris Defoort, piano – violet; Nicolas Thys, bass – dark blue; Lander Gyselinck, drums – light blue
Kris Defoort, one of the preeminent figures of Belgian jazz, as well as chamber and orchestra music of the past thirty years, is joined by talented young Hungarian musician Veronika Harcsa (platinum jazz album, featured at Jazzahead 2015) for his new project based on poems by Peter Verhelst. An all-star line-up on an interminable quest for one magical, unknown moment, the Diving Poet Society also includes Guillaume Orti (Artistic Director of European Saxophone Ensemble and participant in the 2016 International Saxophone Meeting in Nova Gorica) and one of the world’s finest young drummers, 29-year-old Lander Gyselinck. Lander’s references include mentor Reggie Workman, who teaches at the New School for Jazz in New York, the 2010 Toots Thielemans Award and this year’s MIA Award for Best Belgian Musician.
Supported by the Hungarian Cultural Centre Ljubljana 
8 November at 19.00
Nov Jazz Focus
One-day international festival
Tim Green meets Trio Tip
Tim Green, alto saxophone; Lenart Krečič, tenor saxophone; Vladimir Kostadinović Krcko, drums; Milan Nikolić, double bass
Sax player Tim Green has worked with a long line of illustrious names, including Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis and Christian McBride. On this occasion, he’s appearing with Trio Trip, a line-up featuring Slovenian and Serbian musicians. We can look forward to an evening of original music, jazz-standard covers and popular songs from other genres, in combination with ‘soul’ interludes.
Jure Pukl/Daniel Nösig Quintet feat. Tzumo Arpad, Josh Ginsburg & Gregory Hutchinson
Jure Pukl, saxophone; Daniel Noesig, trumpet; Tzumo Arpad, piano; Josh Ginsburg, double bass; Greg Hutchinson, drums
There are few artists whose musical synergy matches that of saxophone player Jure Pukl and trumpeter Daniel Noesig’s. Ten years in the making, the joint project finally saw the light of day in 2012. The line-up also features one of the most influential and acknowledged percussionists of our time, Greg Hutchinson, known for his collaborations with a number of jazz giants, including Ray Brown, Joe Henderson, Joshua Redman and the iconic Betty Carter. The Quintet will play Jure and Daniel’s original music based on the well-established jazz tradition but reflecting the spirit of modernity and involving plenty of group interaction. The band’s album will receive its Slovenian premiere in our CD Club.
Douglas-Ribot-Ibarra: New Sanctuary
Dave Douglas, trumpet; Marc Ribot, guitar; Susie Ibarra, drums, kulintang, electronics
Always seeking for new techniques of composing improvised music, Dave Douglas’ New Sanctuary is a continuation of the concept developed with Sanctuary, Dave’s mid-nineties double album for eight improvisers. For New Sanctuary, the prolific trumpeter, composer, educator, record owner and co-founder of the Festival of New Trumpet Music solicited the help of two brilliant improvisers: the famed guitarist Marc Ribot (who also played trumpet at the recording session) and percussionist Susie Ibarra, who is returning to the stage after a few years’ teaching spell.
22 November at 20.00
Jakob Bro Trio feat. Thomas Morgan & Joey Baron
Jakob Bro, guitar; Thomas Morgan, bass; Joey Baron, drums
An undisputed record breaker when it comes to bagging awards, Dane Jakob Bro has won all kinds of titles, from Composer of the Year to multiple Jazz Albums of the Year. A seasoned musician, he has worked with a long line of American musicians in the Big Apple, including Paul Motian, and played across the globe. Bro’s currently leading an astounding trio whose second album, Streams, was released on the ECM label.
Tamara Obrovac Transhistria Ensemble
Tamara Obrovac, vocals; Uroš Rakovec, guitar; Fausto Beccalossi, accordion; Žiga Golob, double bass; Kruno Levačić, drums
Istrian artist Tamara Obrovac’s finest group, the Croatian-Slovenian-Italian Transhistria Ensemble has been captivating audiences at festivals and European music venues for over a decade. A brilliant singer known for her vocal talent and charismatic stage presence Tamara’s band steals the heart of every single audience member. An unmissable concert featuring Canto Amoroso. The Ljubljana launch of their latest album.
29 November at 20.00
Dōjō with Akira Sakata
Michiyo Yagi, koto; Tamaya Honda, drums; Akira Sakata, saxophone
After the brilliant Otomo Joshihide Septet featured within the scope of the Festival of Japanese Culture at Cankarjev dom in 2005, which also included a solo by Michiyo Yagi, the Tuesday Clubbing Series is proud to present three world-class improvisers, undisputed masters of their instruments. An explosion of new Japanese jazz.
Michiyo Yagi, koto; Tamaya Honda, drums; Akira Sakata, saxSupported by the Supported by the Japan Foundation and in cooperation with the Jazztopad Festival, Wroclaw
Goran Krmac Kvartet
Goran Krmac, tuba; Eduardo Raon, harp; Janez Dovč, accordion; Nino Mureškič, percussion
Tuba player and composer Goran Krmac completed his music studies in the Netherlands and played in Kaja Draksler’s Acropolis Quintet before asserting himself in his own right. He regularly works with Slovenian musicians Rudi Bučar, Janez Dovč and Boštjan Gombač in various trio formations. His latest album of original music, Tatovi vode (Water Thieves), promises to be a veritable feast of sound. It is the unorthodox combination of instruments alone that merits attention. Launch of the Tatovi vode album.
CD Club, 14, 11* EUR