31. July 2021.
Jazz is back! BP 2021 – jazz in its best form
Traditional jazz festival Jazz is back! BP, along with the most famous domestic and world jazz names, once again gathered numerous fans of jazz sound in the small Istrian town of Grožnjan, from 14th until 27th of July 2021.
If you missed this year’s festival or want to remember the great concert atmosphere, be sure to visit the official YouTube channel of the Municipality of Grožnjan HERE and watch some of the concerts that were recorded and broadcast live.
JAZZ IS BACK! BP 2021. – program:
14.7. BP Evening – Primož Grašić, Mario Mavrin, Vid Jamnik & guests
15.7. Groznjan All stars – Luis Bonilla, Alex Sipiagin, Elvis Stanić, Karlheinz Miklin Jr., Lea Lovrenčić, Joe Kaplowitz and Goran Rukavina
16.07. Gastarbajter trubadur – Zoran Predin
17.07. Andreja, Rundek & Ftičeki
18.07. Ethno Croatia
19.07. JMI World Jazz Orchestra & Luis Bonilla
20.07. Zdenka Kovačiček i Greenhouse Blues Band
21.07. Next generation – Hrvoje Kralj bass, Borko Rupena drums, Valdemar Kušan trumpet, Luka Ča-peta guitar, Nikola Šantek piano
22.07. Grožnjan All Stars – Luis Bonilla, Alex Sipiagin, Famoudou don Moye, Elvis Stanić, Lea Lovrenčić, Joe Kaplowitz & Goran Rukavina, Nic Collins, Famoudou Don Moye, Salih Sadiković
23.07. Exploding Pig
24.07. Kaplowitz Jazz Quartet, Lela Kaplowitz vocal, Joe Kaplowitz – piano, Elvis Penava – guitar, Marko Lazarić – drums
25.7. Croatia Drum Camp finals – Students & Mentors – Famaudou Don Moye, Nic Collins, Salih Sadi-ković, Karlheinz Miklin Jr.
26.07. JM International Music School Finale – Students & Mentors
27.07. Josipa Lisac
Other events from Grožnjan were certainly the inevitable Croatia Drum Camp (from 20th until 26th of July 2021), Ethno Croatia, JMI World Jazz Orchestra & Luis Bonilla and the already traditional Summer Jazz School, which lasted from 15th until 27th of July. During the 14 days, there were also music workshops for jazz piano, guitar, drums, trumpet, trombone, vocal workshop, bass and saxophone, and a workshop for ensembles with lectures by guest artists at the festival.
The tradition of supporting quality musical events has continued this year as we have been sponsors of the festival together with our longtime partner Yamaha Music Europe while Euro-Unit was again in charge of the entire festival production, from PA, instruments and complete equipment on stage.