Marezijazz

Festival of Big Bands

Marezige, 5th and 6th july 2018
at 19:00

Mentors

Jaka Pucihar - piano

He finished his studies of Composition and music theory (MA) at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. During his studies he received the students' Prešeren award for the Concert for percussion and orchestra, and since 1999 he gives lectures on music theory at the Academy.

He works as a composer, arranger and (jazz) pianist and collaborates with numerous artists and ensembles (Irena Grafenauer, Mate Bekavac, Darja Švajger, Alenka Godec Vita Mavrič, RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and Big Band,...). He perfected as a jazz pianist and arranger also with prof. Uli Scherer (Austria), Barry Harris and John Clayton (Norway/USA), and Renato Chicco (Slovenia).

Lovro Ravbar - saxophone

Lovro Ravbar (1977) is a saxophonist, composer, producer and band leader who knows many music styles. After finishing his classical saxophone education (prof. Matjaž Drevenšek) at the Secondary school for Music and Ballet Ljubljana, he studied in Rotterdam (Dick de Graaf, Ben van den Dungen, Benjamin Herman) and perfected his technique on different seminars (Jerry Bergonzi, Donald Harrison, Dave Liebman). He graduated in 2003 and after that he also completed there, in 2005, his postgraduate studies of jazz. 

David Morgan - drums

He is actively present on the Slovene music scene, all the way from popular music to jazz. He studied jazz at the Conservatory of Klagenfurt with prof. Erich Bachtaegl.

He actively collaborates with many Slovene and international musicians, such as Binho Carvalho, Denise Dantas, Rok Golob, Jan Plestenjak, Janez Bončina Benč, HeaveniX, Izidor Leitinger, Katrinas, Primož Grašič, RTV Big Band, Areia, Nas 3, Tomy DeClerque, Valentino Kanzyani...

He manages his private drum school where also the first drums project on the coast originated. In the 15 years that he has been active on the music scene he acquired extensive experience and collaborations at the top of the music scene.

References:

  • concerts in the field of classical, popular and jazz music (Avtomobili, Drama theatre in Ljubljana, RTV orchestra, Jan Plestenjak, Janez Bončina Benč, Katrinas, Rok Golob, Binho Carvalho, Nermin Puškar, Primož Grašič, RTV Big Band, Traja Imer Brizani, Žiga Murko Group, Massimo Greco, Zucchero, Clan Greco, Izidor Leitinger, HeaveniX, Maya, Katja Koren, Rebeka Dremelj, David Morgan Jazz Quintet, Nas 3 fusion trio, Slavko Ivančič, Areia, Rudi Bučar, Slovene Army Orchestra, Šukar...)
  • TV shows (Hri Bar, Slovenska Popevka, As ti tud not padu, Ugani kdo pride na večerjo)
  • studio recordings 
  • leading seminars (jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian) 
  • team building
  • organization and leading of projects and music events