11. July 2017.

Grožnjan and jazz are in love

From the middle to the end of July, we are expecting a top event in Grožnjan, Summer Jazz Academy Grožnjan and International Jazz Festival “Jazz is Back”. The main topics of the summer jazz school of HGM in Grožnjan, with individual work with the professors: combo playing, rhythm section, improvisations. The Summer Jazz Academy is open every day (except on free time when shore excursions will be organized) from 9am until noon and from 4pm to 7pm. Special guests this year will be: Ewald Oberlaitner, double bass (A) Renato Chicco, piano improvisation (ITA), Ratko Zjaca, electric guitar (CRO/NL) and the mentors this year will be:

Luis Bonilla, trombone/combo (USA)

Charenee Wade, vocal (USA)

John Rilley, drums (USA)

Hector Martignon, piano (Columbia/USA)

Andy McKee, bass (USA)

Elvis Stanic, guitar (CRO)

Karlheinz Miklin, saxophone (A)

Jim Rotondi, trumpet (USA)

Davor Dedic, piano acompanion (CRO)

Summer Jazz Academy is held together with the international jazz festival “Jazz is Back! – BP”, which received the Best European Small Festival Award in 2008 (European Jazz Award Committee) and will be held from July 13th until July 28th. All the participants will have the opportunity to hear their professional colleagues and to perform (individually and in a group) in the festival program at the final concert on 27th July. So, all of you: singers, trumpeters, saxophonists, vibraphonists, pianists and all the others – if you love jazz and wish to spend 14 days playing it, come to Grožnjan. Summer Jazz School Programme is realised in cooperation with Österreichische Kulturform Zagreb and is a part of Jeunesses Musicales International’s JM Jazz World program. We can expect to see and hear great artists:

Luis Bonilla (US) Trombone

James Robert Rotondi (US/AT) Trumpet

Charenee Wade (US), Vocal & Davor Dedić (CRO) Piano

John Riley (US), Drums & Rhymic Reading

Elvis Stanić (CRO), Guitar

Bruce Barth (US), Piano

Goran Rukavina (CRO/SI), Bass

Karlheinz Miklin (AT), Saxophone

Very successful cooperation between Euro-Unit company, our partner Yamaha and the organizers of Summer Jazz Academy Grožnjan and International Jazz Festival “Jazz is Back”, HGM (Croatian Music Youth in Grožnjan) will continue this year. Euro-Unit has been a general music sponsor for many years now. We are pleased that we have been contributing to the development of jazz music in this region through our longstanding support of this remarkable event. Our company is also responsible for the complete production of the festival, from PA, musical instruments, complete stage equipment and sound, so you can expect great PA and fantastic sound. We’ll see you all in Grožnjan from July 13th until July 28th, 2017.