JAZZ KAMP KRANJ
FROM 15. TILL 24. 8.
MENTORS OF THE WORKSHOPS
David Gazarov (Azerbaijan) – piano, theory, harmony
As classical and «crossover» pianist David Gazarov combines elements from different musical eras. His carier as a pianist, composer and arranger is celebrated with the numerous solo concerts. As a classical, jazz and cross-over pianist David Gazarov appeared on numerous stages such as Semper Opera in Dresden, Congress hall in Graz, Hercules Sal & Gasteig in München, Concert hall Chaykovsky in Moscow, Kammerkonzertsaal of the Berlin filharmonic, NDR Sendesaal in Hannover, St.Michaelis Kirche in Hamburg, Mozart Musikfestspiele in Würzburg, Wagner-Festspiele in Bayreuth. He was performing and recording with wide known jazz musicians such as: N. H.Ø. Pedersen, Martin Drew, Jimmy Woode, Johnny Griffin, Alvin Queen, Jiggs Whigham, Chuck Israels, Bill Goodwin, Buddy De Franco, James Morrison, Bobby Durham, Jonny Griffin, Boško Petrović. He recorded twelve solo albums and participated with other musicians in a number of others, working with record companies such as: “SONY MUSIC“ International; “DENON” International, EMS Music and Records International.
Bras (France) – drums,
rhythm and reading|
Is highly prized French drummer. He is a studio and concert musician known by his excellent groove and technique. He is also known as one of the best drummers of the so called Brazilian scene in France. He plays with many musicians, such as Babx, Marcio Faraco, Marcia Maria, Raoul de Souza, Catia Werneck, Marcello Ferreira, Georges Moustaki…
Reiger (Austria) – vocal|
Having studied jazz at the Vienna Conservatorium as well as completing studies in Theatre, music, acting and education Ines knows the importance of getting qualified instructions to bring one’s talents to the next level. Her international teaching experience as well as her jazz know-how and great personality makes her a perfect addition to this year’s amazing group of professionals. Ines entertains audiences throughout Europe performing with such great names as Peter Herbolzheimer (WDR Big Band), Bill Dobbins, Heinz von Hermann, Richard Oesterreicher, Wayne Darling and The Real Group.
Mikuletič (Slovenia) –
He is a member of Big Band RTV Slovenia, soloist, composer, arranger and studio musician. Matjaž Mikuletič has finished the studies of the jazz trombone at the Kunstuniversitaet in Graz. He performs with many international bands: EBU Big Band, Tentet Mirokado, Ocho Rios, Ten directions, Boško Petrović tentet.
Grašič (Slovenia) – guitar|
Internationally known guitarist, composer, arranger and producer. He has played and recorded with many international jazz stars: Philip Chaterine, N.H.O. Pedersen, Toots Thielemans, Jimmy Woode, Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen, Martin Drew, Clark Terry, Steve Swallow, Dennis McCrell, Alvin Queen…
|Aleš Avbelj (Slovenia) – bass|
Leading Slovenian bassist, member of BigBand RTV Slovenia. He was playing with many jazz musicians: Petar Ugrin, Renato Chicco, James Morrison, Lee Harper, Duško Gojković, Gregory Hutchinson, Ed Neumaister…
|Georgie Fame (Great Britain) –
He is a British rhythm and blues and jazz singer and keyboard player. The one-time rock and roll tour musician, who had a string of 1960s hits, is still a popular performer, often working with contemporaries such as Van Morrison and Bill Wyman. He has also worked with Count Basie, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Joan Armatrading and The Verve.
|Emil Spanyi (Hungary) – piano,
Pianist, composer, arranger, teacher. Professor of piano, jazz composition & arrangement in the Paris Conservatory (France) and in the Lausanne Conservatory (Switzerland) in Bachelor and Master programs. Studied the piano and classical composition at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest (Hungary) and in Austria at the Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Graz (Austria) and at the Conservatoire National Superieur de la Music et de la Danse in Paris. He has been playing with many worldwide known jazz musicians, such as Ray Brown, Clark Terry, Randy Brecker, Al Jarreau, Philip Chaterine, Ed Thigpen and others.