After an intense week at the studio 26 of RTV Slovenia in Ljubljana, I am pleased to announce that the recording process of the project “The Port of Life - Enso” has reached a conclusion! The album is planned to be released this summer, more details about exact date and album distribution coming soon!
What is becoming an already annual gathering of some of the most prominent and established jazz musicians and mentors in the world, the Creative Jazz Clinic Velenje 2019 created and curated by Jure Pukl took place between February 18 and 23rd. For 2nd year in a row, I was teaching counterpoint, harmony and composition in realm of my larger project “Tension and Texture” and had a pleasure of working with devoted and extremely talented students for an entire week.
To be in company of names such as Jeff “Tain” Watts, Han Bennink, Howard Curtis, Jure Pukl, Joe Sanders, Joel Ross, Jani Moder, Jonathan Kreisberg, Ben Van Gelder, Peter Evans, Melissa Aldana, Danny Grissett, Mike Janisch and Emilia Martensson and Miha Koren is needless to say an honour and a privilege. I thank Jure Pukl for inviting me in such company for 2nd year in a row. I hope to see you soon again!
On February 18th and 19th I had an immense pleasure of hearing for the first time my string orchestra concerto coming to life. I completed the piece in early february and besides composing it, I also had a pleasure of conducting it. Thank you dear orchestra and everyone that was in any involved in making this one happen, especially Alja Kramar and Rudi Pančur from Radio 1 of RTV Slovenia.
I am extremely thrilled to announce that my “The New Standards Trio” featuring the incredible pianist Emmet Cohen and bassist Russell Hall will be touring Slovenia and Croatia from October 6th to October 13th, promoting music from our “fresh out of the oven” album “A Love Lane Nocturne” which will be released days prior to the tour. We’ll be making stops all over the country, but you can find the full schedule under section “Live Shows”. We hope to see you on one or more the shows! P.S.: there will be albums for sale as well! :)