Lively music at the summer Keltika Festival


At the Cerkno's Keltika festival, we have prepared four summer concert nights with five ensembles coming from different corners - both geographically and musically ... You will hear a great variety of music, from the Indian dance style bhangra through Slovene representatives of the new songwriting and chanson to the Hungarian folk music and Bosnian sevdah. We begin on Friday, July 13, when the Indian-American band Red Baraat will stop at Old Square and present the spectacular and danceable Indian bhangra. It is a dance style from Northern India, characterised by the Indian dhol drum and the supporting melodies played on brass instruments. Red Baraat combines bhangra with other styles, from funk to jazz and hiphop. They are considered a concert attraction, so their premiere Slovenian performance is not to be missed!! Exactly one week after that, on Friday, July 20, we are about to meet two rather unique Slovene bands, both of them writing a new chapter of poetry put to music of many genres. Brest feat. Vesna Zornik interpret lyrics by poet Kristina Kočan in a colorful genre mixture, from pop through blues to jazz and rock. The author of all the music and the leading instrumentalist of the band is guitarist Samo Šalamon. The lyrics of the band Orkestrada are written by singer Rada Kikelj Drašler, and experienced musicians from the band take care for luxuriously arranged music, knowingly borrowing from a variety of genres, from blues and chanson to jazz and psychedelia.

In August, we also have two concerts at Celtic. On Saturday, August 11, we will hear the Hungarian formation Viktória Havay and the Cápok, which plays juicy and energetic Hungarian folk music in a modern arrangements. The group is active for more than five years and has played at many concerts Hungary and all over Europe. The concert at the Cerkno Keltika festival will be something quite special, since the band is coming with two dancers who will liven up their performance. The last August and thus the last summer Keltika event will be the concert of the Bosnian attraction Divanhana, which plays luxurious orchestrated sevdalinkas and other Balkan music. The band, founded by students of the Sarajevo Academy of Music, will come to Cerkno with new songs from the fourth album Kardeş, marked by Turkish influences, as they recorded the album with a guest, Turkish singer and actress Suzan Kardeş. All concerts will be held at the Old Square (Star plac) starting at 9pm, and in case of rain, the venue will be covered. Get your tickets on time, in presale for € 5, as they will be cost two euros more on the day of the concert!


PAGLEJ - a series of movies about music

Jazz Cerkno Institute in co-production with Idrija Movie Theatre starts a series of movies about music named PAGLEJ, which will feature both documentary and feature movies that illuminate less well-known music practices or throw a new light on already known sound phenomena.

The introductory film Šum Balkana comes from Slovenia and follows our prominent double bass player, composer, organiser of numerous musical and multimedia events and improviser Tomaž Grom on his travels across the Balkans. Accompanied with a team of cameramen and technicians, Grom has travelled to different cities of the former Yugoslavia (and also Albania, searching for street musicians and then asks them to play his original music. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Tomaž Grom.


On our second music film evening, we will see Scent of Jazz, the only Slovene film that tells a story about the origin and development of Slovenian jazz. The story takes us back to the twenties and thirties of the 20th century, when economic development, urbanization and familiarity with trends in western society - through Hollywood films and gramophone records - led to the establishment of dance and entertainment orchestras. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Ana Kajzer, one of the screenwriters and also the film producer.


The third movie Misha and so on (Misha enzovoort) is about the Dutch composer, pianist and bandleader Misha Mengelberg, icon of European jazz, who has fallen under the shadow of dementia. A week together in London at the jazz club Vortex with ICP Orchestra (Instant Composers Pool) – the famous band that will play at this year Jazz Cerkno festival –, which will surely be his last performance abroad.


Zlatko Kaučič & Cerkno Jubileum Orchestra: Zvočni sejalec

The label Klopotec has released an album Zvočni sejalec of Cerkno Jubileum Orchestra, which was formed especially for the last year's Jazz Cerkno 20th anniversary. The Cerkno concert recordings are available in the online shop of Klopotec label.

http://www.klopotec.si/klopotecGlasba/

This large modern jazz big band was formed especially for the last year's Jazz Cerkno 20th anniversary. The orchestra plays a vivacious modern jazz, and their intricate compositions are marked with avantgarde arrangements and ferocious execution. Their music program under the title Zvočni sejalec (The Sower of Sound) is dedicated to Boštjan Cvek, the late co-founder and longtime director of the Jazz Cerkno festival.

Zlatko Kaučič has formed this ensemble from his Orchester Without Borders / Orchestra Senza Confini, which was restructured and renamed especially for concert at Jazz Cekno festival. In this large modern big band there are some of the most successful young Slovenian jazz musicians and renowned Italian musicians, mostly from Gorizia artistic association DobiaLab.


GRAEWE/SANDERS: AFFRETANDO

We announce release of the new album, recorded at 21. Jazz Cerkno festival.


Affretando

Georg Grawe (piano)
Mark Sanders (drums)

 

Album is available in the online shop of Confront Recordings

http://www.confrontrecordings.com/georg-graewe-mark-sanders-affretand


Lazro/McPhee: The Cerkno Concert

We announce release of the new album, recorded at 21. Jazz Cerkno festival.

The Cerkno Concert: Music for legendary heroes

Daunik Lazro (baritone and tenor saxophones)
Joe McPhee (saxophones, pocket trumpet)


Thanks to Iztok Zupan for live recording this album at Jazz Cerkno festival, for mastering and release at Klopotec label.
Thanks to Nicola Guazzaloca for beautiful album art.
Special thanks to legendary heroes Daunik Lazro and Joe McPhee, played at Jazz Cerkno festival 2016.


Album is available in the online shop of Klopotec label.
http://klopotec.si/klopotecglasba/cd_lazro-mcphee/


Godbe. Gibke. Grčaste. Grapaste. Gričaste. Gabrijelaste. (exhibition)

from May 15 to July 15
documentary exhibition

Twenty years of jazz - and much more - in Cerkno

The Cerkno Museum. Exhibition opening on May 15, at 7. p.m. Opening hours during the festival from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Through written, visual and other documents and objects (photos, leaflets, posters, T-shirts, audio and video recordings) the documentary exhibition celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the festival will illustrate the history of music events in Cerkno, with an emphasis on festivals Keltika and Jazz Cerkno. The guerilla-like exhibition team broke through endless kilometers of archives and came out with a unique dramaturgy. The exhibition expands through three rooms, including an intimate living room where you can listen to recordings from previous festival editions. The exhibition will paint the image of the awesome Cerkno specialty which earned our town a great reputation in the world of jazz. Next to the museum, other locations in Cerkno will host the exhibition, taking you by surprise in shop windows, display cases, the hotel etc.

The accompanying exhibition was designed by Marko A. Kovačič, Milojka Magajne and Miha Zadnikar. The exhibition was organised by the museum Mestni Muzej Idrija and Zavod Jazz Cerkno.


The Cerkno Museum opening hours:
from Tuesday to Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, holidays: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2 p.m.–6 p.m


http://www.muzej-idrija-cerkno.si/index.php/sl/lokacijerazstave/stalne-razstave/cerkljanski-muzej.html

BOŠTJAN CVEK (1964–2015)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Boštjan Cvek, the Jazz Cerkno and Keltika festivals co-founder and spiritus movens. After a short severe illness he passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, wife Renata and daughters Monika and Manca.


Despite the disease, he was dedicated to music until the last moments. Last year, he successfully organized the 19th edition of the Jazz Cerkno festival as well as completed the program for this year's 20th anniversary festival.


We will miss his kind-heartedness in everyday communication and perseverance, with which he brought to small Cerkno the world's and Slovenian biggest names of jazz and other creative music. The festival team will continue with organizing the festival and other events in the spirit of Bostjan's enthusiasm and professionalism.


Jazz Cerkno team

PHOTOS OF THE BALKAN STRINGS CONCERT

Cerkno, 12th July 2013

A few impressions from the excellent concert of Trio Balkan Strings. Link
Photographer: Marko Serafimović. 

JAZZ CERKNO 2013 - SATURDAY EVENING PHOTOS

Cerkno, 26th June 2013

TRISTAN HONSINGER SOLO (Usa)
photo: Jože Svetičič

ECO D'ALBERI QUARTET (Ita)
photo: Jože Svetičič

CYRO BAPTISTA & BANQUET OF THE SPIRITS (Bra, Usa)
photo: Jože Svetičič

TEQUILA BAND WITH NEW SONGS

Cerkno, 12th July 2013

Rock band from Cerkno Tequila Band will celebrate their 20th anniversary on Saturday 13th July with a big concert that will be held in Cerkno Old Square. At this special event they'll also present  two new songs!
The concert starts at 9.30 pm. DJ Sakin will follow with a celebration music mix. 

Jazz Cerkno and Festival Keltika on National TV Slovenia

Cerkno, 27th June 2013

TV show Poletna scena presented a short report about the concert of group Uršula Ramoveš in Fantje z Jazbecove grape. Link

On Saturday (29th June) at 22:10 music TV show Aritmija (TVS2) will present a review of the 18th Jazz Cerkno.

Kindly invited to watch!




JAZZ CERKNO 2013 - FRIDAY EVENING PHOTOS

Cerkno, 29. maj 2013

DRAŠLER / KARLOVČEC / DRAŠLER (Slo)
photo: Jože Svetičič

THE ELECTRICS (Swe, Deu, Can)
photo: Jože Svetičič

KIMMO POHJONEN - ALCOHOLIC ATHEISTS (Fin)
photo: Jože Svetičič

KAR ČEŠ BRASS BAND (Cerkno)
photo: Jože Svetičič

Jazz Cerkno 2013 - Thursday evening photos

Cerkno, May 24 2013

ŠALAMON / CODIJA / PLOUG
(Slo, Fra, Dnk)
photo: Jože Svetičič

DOPPELMOPPEL (Deu)
photo: Jože Svetičič

TUMBARIONS DI GAVOI (Sardinia)
photo: Jože Svetičič
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