Every summer the Croatian National Theatre of Zadar in cooperation with the Zadar Tourist Board organizes Zadar Jazz & Blues Festival. The first year of the Festival was 2015.
Concerts take place on the beautiful open-air terrace of the Museum of Ancient Glass in Zadar, which offers a beautiful view of the Jazine bay, city bridge and walls. In such an atmosphere famous names of jazz and blues scene like Brian Auger ´Blues Oblivion, Neal Black & The Healers, Camille Thurmann & the MMT Quartet, Fred Wesley, Saskia Laroo and No BS Brass Band, Joyce Elaine Yuille, Gangbé Brass Band and Wawau Adler, Trilok Gurtu, Dobet Gnahore & Damir Kukuruzović Django Group presented themselves playing live.
This year the Jazz & Blues Festival will lasts from July 24 to 26 with three concerts:
July 24 VOCAL SAMPLING (Cuba) entrance tickets available here
July 25 JOSEPH BOWIE & THE BASTARDZ (USA-CRO) entrance tickets available here
July 26 ERIC BIBB & BAND (USA) entrance tickets available here
Joseph Bowie, a funk legend, is the founder of the cult band Defunkt. For over a decade, he has been working with a strong domestic Croatian jazz & funk band, The Bastardz. Their repertoire includes most of the Defunkt "classics" as well as some common songs. This year the crew is joined by one of the best Dutch rappers, MC STEWLOCKS.
Joseph Bowie – vocals, trombone, percussions
MC Stewlocks – rap, vocals, MC
Alen Svetopetrić – bass guitar
Sin Banovic – drums
Gojko Tomljanović – keyboards
Ivan „Johnny“ Premelč – sax
Jex Zoran Jaeger – guitar
Entrance tickets are purchasable from Monday to Friday prior to the show at the cash register of the Croatian National Theater in Zadar from 11 AM to 1 PM and from 7 PM to 8:45 PM , as well as half an hour before the beginning of the concert in front of the terrace of the Museum of Ancient Glass.