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Valamar Jazz Festival 2011

The second Valamar Jazz Festival will be held on several locations in Poreč, on the stages situated in the authentic natural and historical setting of this true Istrian gem.

Besides the already known stages on the Island of Sveti Nikola and in the garden of Villa Polesini, this year’s program will be held in the Euphrasian Basilica, the Lapidarium of the Cunty Museum of Poreč region and on several small stages throughout Poreč.

Valamar Jazz Festival is run by Artistic organisation transhistria ensemble which was founded in 2004 and which regularly works on various projects which connect the modern, universal, primarily jazz expression with the autochtonous, Istrian expression. Besides music festivals Novigrad Music Nights 2006-2007 and Rovinj World Music Festival 2007, we should particularly mention the several-year-long multimedia project of revitalization of dialectal and musical heritage of Istria, entitled Panphonia Istriana (www.panphonia.com).

The artistic director of Artistic organisation transhistria ensemble is composer, singer and flutist Tamara Obrovac, one of the most impressive and most versatile artists on the Croatian music scene. She has become very popular due to the influence of the Istrian folk music and the Istrian dialect that she uses in her creative expression.  In the years 2007/2008 Tamara was the artistic director of Novigrad Music Nights Festival, which hosted numerous artists, including Al di Meola, Don Byron, Los van van… More about Tamara you can find at www.tamaraobrovac.com


Thursday, 07.07.2011
Tamara ObrovacTranshistria Ensemble
with Epoque quartet Euphrasian Basilica
20,00 h

Richard Galliano SeptetPiazzolla ForeverEuphrasian Basilica
21,30 h

Friday, 08.07.2011
Miguel Zenón Quartet
Island of St. Nikola
20,30 h

Tania Maria Viva Brazil Quartet
Island of St. Nikola
22,00 h

Saturday, 09.07.2011
Tom Harrell Quintet
Island of St. Nikola
20,30 h

Nils Landgren Funk Unit
Island of St. Nikola
22,00 h

Accompanying program
Massimo Savić Sings Standards
Lapidarium of the County Museum of Poreč Region
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 21,00
In collaboration with Jazz in Lap festival

Valamar Jazz After Party – Kristijan Terzić & Friends
Villa Polesini
July 7 – July 9, 2011. at 24,00 (invitations only)

Valamar Jazz Guerila – Marco Bianchi Trio
Parentino Club / July 7 – July 9, 2011. at 10,00
Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence / July 6 – July 9, 2011. at 19,30