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26. Jazz Cerkno, 15.–17. July 2021


The Jazz Cerkno festival will again, due to the “new reality”, take place at a different time from the traditional mid-May; this year, we will set up a jazz camp in the middle of summer, from 15 to 17 July. The venue will be the same as last year (the parking lot at the old ETA factory, which is only a ten-minute walk from the city centre), as it garnered praise from visitors and jazz enthusiasts. At the festival, we will listen to the performances of ten international and Slovenian ensembles, which will present a very diverse range of jazz music. From those who flirt with traditional and classical music through experimental approaches that encompass both electronics and minimalism, to free improvisation and creative reimagining the jazz past. It is true that we had to adapt to the new conditions, but the program remains defiantly marked by Cerkno, which means that we will hear mostly international bands and for the most part premiere performances, as the majority of foreign and also Slovenian bands will have their first Slovenian concert in Cerkno.

26. Jazz Cerkno in summer edition from 15 to 17 July. Red-hot and well-spiced jazz in Cerkno!

Organization and information:

Zavod Jazz Cerkno
Trg prekomorskih brigad 1
SI-5282 Cerkno, Slovenija
tel.: +386 (0)5 374 53 34
Programski odbor: Simon Kenda, Mario Batelić, Miha Zadnikar
Besedila: Mario Batelić
Lektoriranje slo. besedil: Mojca Mavri
Lektoriranje angl. besedil: Urška Lahajnar Ubajiogu
Celostna podoba: Boris Teodorović, Miha Deisinger
Spletna stran: Boris Teodorović, Miha Deisinger
Ozvočenje: L’Acoustics sound system by a-tri in Akustika BAHUN

Jazz Cerkno je član Europe Jazz Network.

Format fotografij je prilagojen spletni objavi. Organizator si pridržuje pravico do spremembe programa.



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More about international festival Jazz Cerkno

The main music event organised by Jazz Cerkno Institution has been taking place annually in mid-May since 1996 (between Thursday and Saturday). The festival venue is the square “star plac” in the centre of Cerkno. Three evenings of programme present various musicians and artists from all over the world, established and unknown ones, all of them united in finding new ways in jazz music and thus widening their horizons. The festival as such is important not only for the musical challenges and pleasures it grants, but also for representing the current trends in jazz music in general. Jazz, heard in Cerkno is never unambiguous, because the programme emphasises the unconventional and creative music, the collision of cultures and music practices, confrontation of various approaches where jazz often comes across other music forms and assumes different elements from them.

Rock, electronic music, modern and old classical music, experimental music, various traditional types of music and much more: all of it can be found in various combinations with jazz as such in the motley programme of the Jazz Cerkno festival. It is never self-limited by genre purity or orthodoxy. Special attention is paid to Slovene musicians and many bands or musicians had their first project presentation in front of the public in Cerkno. The same is true for foreign musicians who expanded the sonority limits and tore down the boundaries among genre and other conventions. All Jazz Cerkno festival concerts are exclusive in Slovenija. The festival programme is enriched by various workshops, exhibitions and similar event. The festival is also well known for its lively after-party.