Wednesday, June 1st, 2016.
Within weeks of the festival at New York Tribeca Performing Arts Centre the most distinguished names in the American Jazz Music are coming to Montenegro! The audience will have an opportunity to enjoy the repertoire made up by jazz standard performances, alongside expected instrumentals and vocal jazz improvisations.
Among Festival major sponsors is Hipotekarna Bank, a socially responsible bank that supports culture events creating new value in the Montenegrin society.
The two days of the festival will see some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz scene: Randy Brecker – trumpet (the winner of six Grammy rewards) , Yaacov Mayman – tenor saxofon, Essiet Okon Essiet – contrabass, Edsel Gomez – piano, vocal soloists: George V. Johnson Jr and Anita Vitale, as well as Leonid Vintskevich – piano and Nick Vintskevich – soprano/alt saxofon, and Bobby Sanabria – drums and percussions.
On stage they will host local jazz musicians: Vladimir Maraš – piano, Milorad Šule Jovović – guitar and Mićko Wes Peruničić – guitar, as well as famous jazz musicians in the region: Ljubiša Paunić – saxofon/flute, Vladimir Krnetić – trumpet/flugelhorn, Ivan Aleksijević – piano (Big Band RTS) and many others.
The Festival will be held on 3 June in the amphitheatre at the entrance to Sveti Stefan and on 5 June in “The Capital Plaza” atrium in Podgorica, both starting at 9pm.
On Sunday, 5 June, 1pm, „Jazz Session with Jazz Masters“ will be held in Hard Rock Cafe for the students of Music High Schools, Music Academy students and for anyone interested. The participants will give short lectures and take questions from the audience. Please note that the Podgorica event will open with the performance of the students of music professor Šulo Jovović of „Vasa Pavić“ Music High School Jazz Department.
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