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MRFY

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Formed in 2014, Mrfy is a four-man indie rock band from Novo mesto, Slovenia.

Acamar Trio

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The Acamar Trio comprises two representatives of the younger generation – double bass player Matjaž Bajc and drummer Urban Kušar – and an experienced saxophonist and improviser, Cene Resnik.

Širom

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The broad guiding principle underpinning the music of Širom, whose members hail from the Slovenian regions of Prekmurje, Tolminsko and Kras, is the intertwining of diverse musical approaches and tools, histories of sound and unbridled musical imagination and craftsmanship. The trio’s form of expression is original, stylistically homogeneous, incorporating a wide array of both folk sounds and contemporary acoustic rock-style meditations. Širom’s music is contemplative but becomes sharper when the need (or desire) arises, veering more towards a band-like rather than an intimate, chamber-music sound, more street-like than urban in nature.

Vid Jamnik

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After obtaining primary music education (percussion instruments), vibraphonist Vid Jamnik (1993) furthered his musical studies in Austria at the Jazz Department of the Carinthian State Conservatory of Music in Klagenfurt and then at Berklee College of Music, which presented him with The Most Active Mallet Performer Award in his first semester.

Lovro Ravbar

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Lovro Ravbar (1977) is a saxophone player, composer, band leader, recording artist and producer, comfortable with various styles of music.

Cene Resnik

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Before commanding the attention of jazz buffs, saxophone player Resnik (1978) was a member of Siddharta, a very popular Slovenian rock act. Resnik studied jazz saxophone at the Klagenfurt Conservatory of Music. He has played with some of the finest names in jazz, both national and international artists.

Igor Lumpert

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Igor Lumpert, tenor saxophonist and composer, was born in Novo mesto, Slovenia in 1975 and now lives in New York City. When he was nineteen years old, he enrolled at the Bruckner Conservatory in the Austrian city of Linz where he graduated with honours. He continued his musical studies as a scholarship student at the New School in New York. He has collaborated with many established musicians.

Jure Pukl

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One of the most prolific and creative saxophonists of the young Slovenian jazz generation, Jure Pukl received Slovenia’s highest national award for contribution to the arts (2015 Prešeren Fund Award). He obtained university education abroad and studied classical and jazz saxophone at the University of Vienna as well as the Hague Conservatory of Music. Pukl then won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he pursued his studies with masters as notable as Joe Lovano and George Garzone. Throughout his studies Pukl performed and recorded extensively, engaging in his own projects and working with a number of great musicians active in different genres, most notably Dave Liebman, Branford Marsalis, Esperanza Spalding, George Lewis, Maceo Parker, Vijay Iyer, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Gregory Hutchinson, Damion Reid, Darius Jones, Doug Hammond, Gerald Cleaver and Adam Rogers. He is recipient of many awards for his achievements and has toured extensively throughout the US, Asia and Europe, performing in venues such as Blue Note, Smalls Jazz Club, The Jazz Gallery, Ronnie Scotts, The Vortex, Pizza Express, Jazz Spot J Tokyo, Porgy & Bess, Stadtgarten and festivals that include Winter Jazz Festival, Moers Jazz Festival, Vienna Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vienne and Cairo Jazz Festival. In his own projects, most notably the Doubtless, Broken Circles, Abstract Society, MEAT or Sound Pictures, Pukl dedicates himself to modern interpretations of jazz and improvised music. What he creates is a unique type of modern jazz, avantgarde, free jazz and impressionistic contemporary music performed with a great deal of knowledge and love, giving prominence to the interplay between band members. He published eight albums under his own name and received rave reviews all over the globe, garnering praise from the influential Downbeat, The New York Times, Jazzwise, Jazz Podium and All About Jazz. He is also featured on more than 50 other projects as a sideman.

DrummingCellist

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Kristijan Krajnčan (1986) alias DrummingCellist was born into a family of musicians and started playing classical cello at five and jazz drums at the age of ten. After graduting from a Music High School in both instruments, he moved to The Netherlands, where he graduated in jazz drums at the Prince Claus Conservatory (Groningen) and obtained an MA in Composing for Film from the Amsterdam Conservatory.

Gimnazija Kranj Girls' Choir

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Gimnazija Kranj Girls' Choir was founded in 2002 and has taken part at numerous international competitions (Italy, Croatia, Great Britain, Slovakia, Austria, Spain, South Korea) where they were awarded in total 20 gold and 2 silver diplomas. Although the choir members stay in the choir for four years only, they nevertheless manage to maintain high level of quality. The choir regularly performs in Kranj and the surrounding area. Together with the school orchestra they have produced a Christmas concert, performed in Ljubljana and released on national television for the past eight years. Current choir director Erik Šmid lead choir to international competition in Prague 2017 and to Llangolen International Eisteddfod in Wales last year being the first choir to represent Slovenia at this renowned event. In 2019 the choir took part at Aegis Carminis competition in Koper, receiving yet another golden diploma.