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FESTIVALNI PROGRAM '18

Sharon Clark Quartet mainstream jazz, vocal. USA,

Sharon Clark is the owner of an insightful contralto, and a singer who has won the hearts of millions of listeners. Sharon's voice is volant and versatile, with a wide range and pleasant warm timbre, a real rich "black" vocal with leisurely phrases and a minimum of excesses.

The singer from Washington is a born master of improvisation, able to create masterpieces even from simple pop hits, which are minimized in her repertoire: Sharon Clark successfully works with jazz standards, gorgeous compositions of Jobim, Gershwin, Billie Holiday, The Beatles and many others. Get the best that blues, jazz, soul, funk and gospel music can give you from the "native" jazz singer - eminent Sharon Clark!

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Vasil Hadžimanov Band contemporary, balkan jazz. Serbia

 Vasil Hadžimanov Band contemporary, balkan jazz. Srbija Vasil Hadžimanov Band is a collective formed in 1997 in Belgrade, Serbia. The mastermind behind it is Vasil Hadžimanov - a Berklee scholar and a piano & keyboard player who fuses various aspects of Balkan folk music(s) and jazz fusion, with heavy emphasis on percussion and keyboard tapestries. 
Often cited as a Balkan-focused variant of Joe Zawinuls music - such a tag is not untrue, but its doing injustice the bands variety of styles and its unique chemistry, which is developing its own identification on the worlds jazz fusion map: beside already mentioned Balkan music varieties and jazz fusion, the band is dabbing with electronics, swing, experimental musical forms, funk, soul, African music, rock, folk, country and improvisational & free jazz.
Vasil Hadžimanov Band is a collective formed in late 90-s in Belgrade, Serbia. The mastermind behind it is Vasil Hadžimanov - a Berklee scholar and a piano & keyboard player who fuses various aspects of Balkan folk music and jazz fusion, with heavy emphasis on percussion and keyboard tapestries.

Often cited as a Balkan-focused variant of Joe Zawinuls music - such a tag is not untrue, but its doing injustice the bands variety of styles and its unique chemistry, which is developing its own identification on the worlds jazz fusion map.

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Oleg Kireyev Quartet mainstream jazz, saxophone. Russia,

Oleg Kireyev is the first Russian musician, who combined ethnic jazz motifs with amazing Bashkir folk instruments and incredible throat singing. Oleg is one of the few jazz musicians on the modern Russian scene who is brilliantly versed in the variety of jazz styles, genres and directions. He is equally excellent in the jazz mainstream, in fusion and world music.
"Incredibly good", "Stylish and top-notch" are all phrases music critics have written about his voice on saxophone. He has performed at the London Jazz Festival and the Montreux Jazz Festival, to name a few. Legendary musician Bud Shank says: "Oleg's playing is a marvelous combination of styles, incorporating a whole lot of players. I hear echoes of the 1920s and John Coltrane combined with unstructured jazz."
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Dennis Lambert Trio jazz mainstream, piano. USA

Dennis Lambert Trio jazz mainstream. USA
Dennis Lambert started playing in the age of five years. In his music career that has been lasting more than 20 years he traveled the world, cooperated with the most eminent musicians and he was a tutor in the different continents. Critics often describe him as an oasis in the sea of outstanding and very talented pianists. His specific approach and courage when meeting with the new expressions are fresh and extremely fine.
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Jasmina Makota Quartet mainstream jazz, vocal. Croatia/USA

Jasmina Makota Quartet  mainstream jazz, vocal. Croatia/USA
Meet the youth and the originality of jazz -  Yasmina Makota ! Yasmina will give you an amazing symbiosis of traditional jazz, R&B and Bosnian sevdah - be prepared for pleasant musical surprises!
Raised in Chicago, Jasmina was constantly involved in music. Jasmina expresses herself through many genres, including soul, jazz, R&B, and pop. After yearning for creative inspiration and opportunities for growth, Jasmina relocated to New York City in 2016.
In addition to pursuing acting, Jasmina has been working on material for her debut album of original music with various musicians in the NYC area.
Meet the youth and the originality of jazz - Yasmina Makota ! Yasmina will give you an amazing symbiosis of traditional jazz, R&B and Bosnian sevdah - be prepared for pleasant musical surprises!
Raised in Chicago, Jasmina was constantly involved in music. Jasmina expresses herself through many genres, including soul, jazz, R&B, and pop. After yearning for creative inspiration and opportunities for growth, Jasmina relocated to New York City in 2016.
In addition to pursuing acting, Jasmina has been working on material for her debut album of original music with various musicians in the NYC area.

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Bruno Krajcar Jazz Band world, ethno jazz. Croatia

One of the most eminent Croatian composier, bard and ethno musician, multi-instrumenalist and in the same time a showman. Bruno Krajcar is dedicated his life to the music in any its form. He was awarded numerous awards, his walkings through the styles are so smooth and comfortable and each his perfomance is particular, different.
One of the most eminent Croatian composer, bard and ethno musician, multi-instrumenalist and in the same time a showman. Bruno Krajcar is dedicated his life to the music in any its form. He was awarded numerous awards, his walkings through the styles are so smooth and comfortable and each his perfomance is particular, different.

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Buzzers Quintet jazz, fusion. Croatia

Marko Prepelić Quintet jazz, fusion, truba. HrvatskaMarko Prepelić, trubač i skladatelj iz Varaždina koji se glazbom bavi od najranijeg djetinjstva. Obrazovanje je zaokružio na prestižnoj glazbenoj akademiji u Grazu i osnovao kvintet s kojim promovira autorske kompozicije svojih članova. Fusion, groove i jazz samo su neki od stilova koji ovi izvođači vješto i pitko predstavljaju auditoriji, a u njihvim izvedbama ne manjka ni jazz standarda i covera najpoznatijih svjetskih majstora.
Marko Prepelic is a trumpet player and composer from Varazdin which has been dealing with the music from the earliest childhood. His education was crowned at the prestigious music academy in Graz and in 2016.
He founded the quintet Buzzers and by means of it he promotes author's compositions. Fusion, groove and jazz are just a part of styles that these performers skilly and approachable present to the audience and in their perfomance there is enough of Jazz standards and covers of eminent international music legends.

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Joel Remmel Trio contemporary jazz, mainstream. Estonija

Joel Remmel Trio contemporary jazz, mainstream. Estonija
Joel Remmel is one of the brightest stars of the younger generation on the Estonian jazz scene. Productive collaborations with many jazz musicians from Estonia and abroad have resulted in numerous recordings and live performances. Joel believes in beauty!

It is one of the keywords describing his work as a musician and composer. Not the fading glimpses of glamour but beauty through different forms that can have a deep and dignifying effect on a person. Joels main goal is to share this through his works in the musical field and in life in general.

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    Tickets are available in three categories
  • VIP (on the terrace at the tables with the best view and restaurant service) 150 kunas / 20 EUR
  • Parter (seats in front of the stage) - 70 kunas / 9 EUR
  • Early Bird (seats in front of the stage), bar chair and standing places - 50 kunas / 7 EUR (ONLY till 01.08.2018)
  • Kids and young people under 18 y.o.- FREE
  • Tickets available online on the Eventim website and all Eventim selling spots

Program of the festival

13th August

  1. Buzzers Quintet (jazz, fusion /Croatia)
  2. Jasmina Makota Quartet (mainstream jazz, vocal /USA/Croatia)
  3. Oleg Kireyev Quartet (mainstream jazz,saxophone, Russia)

14th August

  1. Bruno Krajcar Jazz Band (world, ethno jazz, vocal /Croatia)
  2. Dennis Lambert Trio (jazz mainstream, piano/USA)
  3. Sharon ClarkQuartet (mainstream jazz, voal /USA)

15th August

  1. Joel Remmel Trio (contemporary jazz, mainstream/Estonia)
  2. Vasil Hadžimanov Band (contemporary, balkan jazz /Serbia)
  3. Gala concert of the festival participants

About the festival

After the huge success of the previous two editions, the III International Pula Jazz Festival will be held again between August 13, and August 15 at the very heart of Croatian city of Pula, at waterfront of turquoise Adriatic.

Three unforgettable romantic nights, filled with the most glorious jazz sounds, both original creations and jazz on the highest level and cross-border incursions in other musical genres are waiting for the privileged connoisseurs of high music. Fine wines and Istrian cuisine, superior live vibrations, captivating creative flow, genuine communication, surprises, humor, incredible atmosphere of a poetically beautiful town are all at your disposal, our dear friends!

Three days in a row the stars of the most vital music on Earth are going to share the stage on a summer terrace of House of Croatian Defenders (Dom Hrvatskih Branitelja)! Join the refinement, harmony and culture of jazz at the summer jazz festival in Pula!

Location


Jazz festivals have been held in Europe for more than 60 years, the desire of our organization is to develop jazz festival in Pula, enrich the cultural life of Istria and offer city visitors a really interesting musical program. Due to its architectural features Pula seems to be designed to host musical events.

The House of Croatian Defenders was selected as a venue of the first jazz festival where surrounded by ancient pines a cozy space with a summer stage and a terrace was organized. The House of Croatian Defenders is conveniently located in the center of Pula, paid parking is on the street, a bus stop is located nearby.

Organizers

Cultural Initiative association is a non-profit organization set up in 2013 with the purpose to create cultural projects, introduce jazz and improvised music to the mass audience, provide an environment for creative communication and exchange of cultural experiences. With the help of cultural cooperation, we are building bridges in the name of friendship and understanding between people. Jazz is the international communication language of musicians, it is created in all corners of the earth, it is a democratic music, the music of free and creative people.

The goal of the association, acting in cooperation with international musicians, contribute to the diversity of cultural life of the city. The program is intended for audiences 6+ and selection of contractors to meet both the domestic population as well as visitors from different European countries, who want quality notes.


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PARTNERS

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PULA JAZZ FESTIVAL
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