|Country and Region||Slovenia — Primorska|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||Cerkno, Primorska, Slovenia|
|Festival Contact Information|
Cerkno Jazz Festival takes its vibrant energy from all points of the compass. Music from the east and west mingle a Jazz Cerko where there is a mixing of the sounds from acoustic, electric and electro-acoustic instruments. Pianos and accordions, saxophones and clarinets join with electric guitars and synthesizers to create a joyful sound. Traditional and avant garde jazz can be heard alongside imaginative folk music, ethno/trance, post-rock and rock-in-opposition. Ancient chants as well as ultramodern computer generated music is welcome here. There are concerts, jam sessions, workshops, a magic show, an exhibition of sculptures as well as a display of brilliant photographs taken at previous festivals.
Just a few names of Jazz Cerkno since 1996: Peter Brötzman, Ken Vandermark, Mats Gustafsson, Steven Bernstein -SEX MOB, Fred Frith, Francesco Cusa, Myra Melford, Aki Takase, Paul Lovens, Bratko Bibič, Eugene Chadbourne, Rudi Mahall, Larry Ochs, Mia Masaoka, Werner Ludi, Antonio Marangolo, Ares Tavolazzi, Zlatko Kaučič, Milko Lazar and also Žiga Koritnik.
|Festival Dates||May 19 - 21, 2011|