Two exciting bands explores the realms between jazz and folk music from Norway and Croatia
Tamara Obrovac TransAdriatic Quartet
"Tamara Obrovac has quietly and secretly grown into one of Europe's greatest ethnic jazz singers..." (Jazz Podium)
Tamara Obrovac (composer, singer and bandleader) is one of the most impressive jazz musicians on the Croatian music scene.
Her ethnically inspired contemporary European jazz, is influenced by the particular musical and dialectal traditions of her homeland, the Croatian coastal region of Istria. Her unique music reflects the historical and cultural background of her homeland, at the crossroads between the East and the West, the Mediterranean and the Balkans. With her specific and original compositions, excellent musicians and expressive voice, Tamara creates a unique artistic form in which she effortlessly and logically unites melody and improvisation, sensitivity and passion, formal demands and freedom, ethnic music and jazz, tradition and modernity, serious approach and humor.
Tamara Obrovac - vocals (HR)
Stefano Battaglia - piano (IT)
Salvatore Maiore - bass (IT)
Krunoslav Levačić - drums (HR)
The concert is supported by the Croatian Ministry of culture
Karl Seglems WorldJazz
Karl Seglem has since the beginning of his career been close to his Norwegian roots. He has paired the tenor saxophone with Norwegian traditional instruments such as the goat's horn and the Hardanger fiddle. He has delivered a host of stellar commissioned works the last 15 years, receiving critical acclaim for his originality and innovation. Seglem has received Buddyprisen, the highest ranking award for jazz in Norway, and been nominated to Spellemannprisen (The Norwegian Grammy's) four times.
Karl Seglem - tenor saxophone, goat horn, voice
Håkon Høgemo - Hardanger fiddle
Sigrid Moldestad - Hardanger fiddle, voice
Lars Jakob Rudjord - keyboards
Andreas Stensland Løwe - piano, keyboards
Hallvard Gaardløs - bass
Kåre Opheim - drums
Vår frue church, Friday May 10th, 8:00 P.M.
8:00 P.M.: Tamara Obrovac TransAdriatic Quartet
9:00 P.M.: Karl Seglems WorldJazz