29. July 2023.

Succesful Jazz is Back! BP 2023

The Istrian town of Grožnjan has traditionally hosted the jazz festival Jazz is Back! BP where local and international names of the jazz scene performed. The festival took place from July 11. until July 24, 2023, on the unique and famous Belvedere Terrace.

For all you jazz lovers who 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 Grožnja HERE and watch the performances that were recorded and broadcast live.

As part of the event, a guitar school was held – Nemanja Bogunović (RS) and JM International summer school “Croatia Jazz & DrumCamp” – trumpet, trombone, saxophone, singing, guitar, double bass, electric. bass, drums, piano, ensemble with mentors: Luis Bonilla (US), Joe Kaplowitz (HR), Robert Bargad (A), Alex Sipiagin (US), Boris Kozlow (US), Lea Lovrenčić (HR), Nelson Riveros (US ), John Riley (US), Karlheinz Miklin Jr. (A).

Traditionally Euro-Unit and Yamaha Music Europe supported the festival as musical partners, while Euro-Unit was in charge of sound and production, musical equipment and musical instruments on stage, and the complete production of the festival.

Program of this year’s festival Jazz is Back! BP 2023.

11.7. JM Jazz World Orchestra & Luis Bonilla

12.7. “Noise” – Vojkan Jocić, Filip Pavić , Bojan Skočilić, Dorian Cuculić, Bruna Matić

13.7.  “6 metara” – Vedran Ružić, Dorian Cuculić, Borko Rupena, Adriano Bernobić

14.7. BP evening – Primož Grašić, Mario Mavrin, Blaž Jurjevčić, Tijan Grašić & special guest: Georgie Fame

15.7. Drago Diklić

16.07. Groznjan All Stars – Luis Bonilla, Alex Sipiagin, Nelson Riveros, John Riley, Lea Lovenčić, Joe Kapolovitz, Boris Kozlow, Karlheinz Miklin Jr.

17.07. MIMIKA Orchestra – “Altur Mur”

18.07. Ethno Croatia

19.07. Nelson Riveros -The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery.

20.07. “ENJ Society” – Michael Erian, Howard Curtis, Milan Nikolic, Daniel Nösig

21.07. Mike Sponza Blues Band

22.07. Radojka Šverko

23.7. Mičetić-Kostadinović-Črnčec trio

24.7. JM International Music School Finale – Students & Mentors

We bring part of the atmosphere of the festival through the photos below.