29. June 2022.
Grožnjan is the right place for jazz
International Jazz Festival, Jazz is Back! BP will once again gather renowned world musicians in Grožnjan this year, and will last from 14th until 27th of July 2022. The traditional international Jazz Festival is held in the picturesque ambience of the Istrian town of Grožnjan, all thanks to the legendary Croatian musician Boško Petrović who started the festival in 1999. The festival is also known internationally, so in 2008 the European Jazz Federation named it the best European small (boutique) jazz festival. Every year the organizers take care of a lot of concerts and musicians, and with Jazz is back! the festival also hosts the summer jazz school of the Croatian Music Youth, where many of today’s renowned jazz musicians met jazz for the first time.
Enjoy this year in Grožnjan while some of the best jazz musicians from the country and abroad will perform for you. Admission to all concerts is free.
Jazz is Back BP 2022 festival program.
14.7. BP Evening
Primož Grašić, Mario Mavrin, Vid Jamnik, Blaž Jurjevčić, Tijan Grašić
15.7. Ethno Croatia
16.07. Groznjan All Stars
Luis Bonilla, Alex Sipiagin, Elvis Stanić, John Riley, Lea Lovenčić, Joe Kapolovitz, Goran Rukavina
17.07. Zvjezdan Ružić
18.07. JM Jazz World Orchestra & Luis Bonilla
19.07. Dameronia’s Legacy All Stars
Jim Rotondi, Dick Oatts, Jon Boutellier, Gary Smulyan, Luis Bonilla, Andrea Pozza, Aldo Zunino, Bernd Reiter
20.07. Amira Medunjan & Ante Gelo
21.07. Borna Sercar & Ladarice
22.07. Zdenka Kovačiček & Green House Band
23.07. Grožnjan All Stars
Luis Bonilla, Alex Sipiagin, Famoudou don Moye, Elvis Stanić, Karlheinz Miklin Jr., Lea Lovenčić, Joe Kapolovitz i Goran Rukavina, John Riley Marko Lazarić
24.07. Croatia Durm Camp finale – Students & Mentors – Famaudou Don Moye, John Riley, Karlheinz Miklin Jr. & Marko Lazaric
25.7. Sterpin – Kolarević Quartet
Branko Sterpin, Srđan Kolarević, Srđan Kuzmanović, Marco Quarantotto
26.07. JM International Music School Finale – Students & Mentors
27.7. Edi East Trance Blues
Grožnjan will host two more exceptional musical events, from 16th to 27th of July JM International “Summer Jazz School” (trumpet, trombone, saxophone, singing, guitar, double bass, electric bass, drums, piano, ensemble) with mentors: Luis Bonilla, Joe Kaplowitz, Alex Sipiagin, Dick Oatts, Goran Rukavina, Lea Lovrenčić, Elvis Stanić, Karlheinz Miklin Jr.
The traditional “Croatia Drum Camp” will be held from July 19th until 25th. This year the mentors are: Famoudou Don Moye, John Rilley, Karlheinz Miklin Jr. and Marko Lazarić.
Traditionally, Euro-Unit and Yamaha are the exclusive musical sponsors and partners of the festival, and as in previous years, Euro-Unit is in charge of the complete production of the festival, from loudspeakers, musical instruments and musical equipment on stage.