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 be held 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
SIX FUNKY CUBAN GUYS SASHAYING TO THEIR OWN RHYTHMS AND NOT AN INSTRUMENT IN SIGHT !
The musical kingdom´s illusionists !
Close your eyes and listen !
They are six wizards who have been leaving us mouth opened up on each concert, with strokes of originality and talent. The Cuban group that made musical instruments from their voices, becoming the illusionists of the musical Kingdom Concert of Vocal Sampling is to participate in a magic show. moves its palms and people, this is Vocal Sampling ! Aware of their cultural roots, with an unquestionable and undeniable stamp that characterizes Cubans, these six men, with nothing else but their voices, move very comfortable among the most dissimilar rhythms, from the so-called art music to the popular one.
Rene Banos Pascal / director, copmposer, arrangements / lead &backing voices
Oscar Porro Jimenez / bass voice
Reinaldo Sanler Maseda / lead & backing voices
Pedro Guillermo Bernard Coto / percussion voice
Luis Alberto Alzaga Mora / lead & backing voices
Ruben Dario Perez Guerra / lead &backing voices
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.