28. July 2020.

Jazz is back! – BP 2020

July every year is already a traditional gathering place in Grožnjan for students, music mentors, musicians and music lovers, all as part of the Summer Jazz School from 15th until 27th of July 2020. and this year’s mentors were: Luis Bonilla (US), Lela Kaplowitz (CRO), Dick Oatts (US), Joe Kaplowitz (CRO / US), Alex Sipiagin (RUS), Goran Rukavina (CRO) and Davor Dedić (CRO).

During the “Summer Jazz School”, the already well-known international Jazz Festival “Jazz is back! – BP 2020” was held from 14th until 27th of July where students (individually and in groups) have occasionally performed in the Festival program and had a unique opportunity to spend evenings listening to older professional colleagues.

21. “Jazz is Back! BP” festival started on July 14, 2020. It is no longer known only as the longest Croatian jazz festival, but also as the longest Croatian on-line jazz festival. The program started at 9.30 pm every evening from the 14th until 27th of July 2020. The concerts have been held without the audience in the Kaštel concert hall in Grožnjan with live streaming and technical support from Euro-Unit.

Jazz is Back B.P. 2020. – Festival program

14.07. Ethno Croatia

15.07. Big Band Pula & Branko Sterpin

16.07. FiloSofia

17.07. Grožnjan All-Stars

18.07. The Cool Jazz Duo – Saša Nestorović and Veljko Glodić – promotion of CD “Lydian Orbit”.

19.07. Mimika

20.07. Croatia Drum Camp concert & guests Aaron Their, Famoudou Don Moye and Karlheinz Miklin Jr.

21.07. Lela Kaplowitz & Grožnjan All-Stars

22.07. Zagreb in Graz – The New Generation

23.07. Elvis Stanić Progressive Project Group

24.07. Soaring into Bird’s Centennial feat. Jack Cooper (Alto Sax) – Music by Charlie Parker

25.07. B.P. Evening: Jazz Continuo – Mario Mavrin, Primož Grašič, Vid Jamnik (JMI World Jazz Orchestra & Luis Bonilla)

26.07. JM International Music School FINALS

27.07. JM Jazz World Orchestra & Luis Bonilla

During the festival, there has been a projection of photographs by Davor Hrvoje.

Successful cooperation between the company Euro-Unit and the organizers of the Summer School of Jazz and International Jazz Festival “Jazz is Back – BP” HGM (Croatian Musical Youth in Grožnjan) continued also this year. For many years, Euro-Unit has been the general music sponsor of the festival, and 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. Euro-Unit was also responsible for the complete production of the festival, from PA, musical instruments, complete stage equipment and sound.

Recordings of all performances as part of the Jazz is Back B.P. – 2020 you can check out on the official YouTube channel of the municipality of Grožnjan, HERE.

Check out the photo gallery below.