6. July 2021.

Jazz is Back! BP 2021. with famous jazz names

Traditional Festival Jazz is Back! BP will be held in Grožnjan, from 14th until 27th of July 2021. It will be possible to follow the festival via live stream on the Youtube channel of the Municipality of Grožnjan and HGM.

The festival will open with a BP Evening concert featuring Primož Grašić, Mario Mavrin, Vid Jamnik and guests. Certainly, this concert evening, like all jazz events in Grožnjan, is a homage to Boško Petrović, one of the initiators of the festival. On July 15th, jazz fans will be thrilled by Grožnjan All stars: Luis Bonilla, Alex Sipiagin, Elvis Stanić, Karlheinz Miklin Jr., Lea Lovrenčić, Joe Kaplowitz and Goran Rukavina. Zoran Predin will perform on July 16th, and the evening after is reserved for Andreja, Rundeka and the Ftičeki team.

Zdenka Kovačiček will perform on July 20th, and the Kaplowitz jazz quartet on July 24th. The final concert evening of the Jazz is Back! BP is on July 27 and will be special because of the performance by the Croatian diva Josipa Lisac, and the night before the JM International Music School Finale with performance by the students and mentors of the Summer Jazz School. Certainly one of the names that attracts special attention this year is Nic Collins, an excellent drummer and the son of the famous Phil Collins, who played concerts with his father and also performs solo with his own band Better Strangers.

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

In addition to the mentioned concert evenings, there will also be Ethno Croatia, JMI World Jazz Orchestra & Luis Bonilla, Next generation – Hrvoje Kralj, Borko Rupena, Valdemar Kušan, Luka Čapeta, Nikola Šantek, as well as Exploding Pig and Croatia Drum Camp finals with students and mentors.

Summer Jazz School is held from 15th until 27th of July and Croatia Drum Camp from 20th until 26th of July. During 14 days, there will be workshops for jazz piano, guitar, drums, trumpet, trombone, vocal workshop, bass and saxophone, and a workshop for ensembles. A total of 10 workshops and lectures by guest artists at the festival.

Euro-Unit and Yamaha Music Europe are already known as traditional partners of the festival and we are delighted that Euro-Unit is once again in charge of the complete music production of the festival, PA, including music instruments and the complete equipment on the stage.