25.07.2018 - 27.07.2018
ZADAR SUMMER THEATRE FESTIVAL is a traditional summer cultural event held since 1995 - originally as a drama and then as a drama, music and dance event. Performances and concerts take place in the cultural and historical environment of the city of Zadar.
Every summer in the high season 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 & Damir Kukuruzović Django Group presented themselves playing live.
A world class, virtuoso percussionist, now in his mid sixties, Trilok Gurtu has attracted a world class set of collaborators over a long career; these started with John McLaughlin in whose trio, Trilok flourished as the featured soloist for 4 years, other jazz greats continued this path - Joe Zawinul, Jan Garbarek, Don Cherry, Bill Evans, Pharoah Sanders, Dave Holland were all attracted to Trilok´s burning sense of rhythm. Of course he is deeply rooted in the Indian tradition, so it is no surprise to see that collaborations also took place with the glitterati of Indian musical society - his mother, Shobha Gurtu, Zakir Hussain, L. Shankar, Shankar Mahadevan, Hariprasad Chaurasia, The Misra Brothers and Sultan Khan. World music has become an established genre in which Trilok has further “ploughed his own furrow” with his own group, to great effect, performing and recording with Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Angelique Kidjo, Neneh Cherry, Omara Portuondo, Tuvan throat singers, Huun Huur Tu, to such effect that Rita Ray of BBC Radio described him as “a serial collaborator”.
With his unique genius which has played a major role in creating some of the finest works of his fellow master musicians, amongst others, John Mclaughlin, Joe Zawinul, Dave Holland and Jan Garbarek, Trilok Gurtu continues to define and redefine his position as one of the percussive art´s greatest innovators of all time. Although his approach to playing and composing is non-stylistic, it is built upon a solid and deep understanding of many global styles. His drumming and composing are universal, personal and fuelled by tremendous love and discipline.
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