Between 3 July and 3 August 2018, as a part of the Umag(o) Ethno Jazz & Blues project, concerts of local and international artists who promote jazz, world and blues music will be held in various locations throughout the city. This summer, Umag(o) Ethno-Jazz&Blues will host the following musicians:
3 July 2018, IVO PERKUŠIĆ & FADO5, 9:00PM, Luciano Delbianco Park
This is a musical experience featuring modern Portuguese music that combines Oceania and the Mediterranean! The repertoire consists of some of the best Fado songs that were sung by male Fado singers. Accompanied by academy-trained musicians, Ivo Perkušić plays music imbued with the emotions and spirit of the Mediterranean.
17 July 2018, Bow vs Plectrum, TIHOMIR HOJSAK & FILIP NOVOSEL, 9:00PM, Luciano Delbianco Park
Filip Novosel (tambura) and Tihomir Hojsak (double bass) are Bow vs Plectrum, a duo that has thrilled both local and international concert agencies. Novosel and Hojsak write and play an exciting fusion of styles from world music to jazz, and the band's unique sound is based on the idea of combining their instruments – a bowed double bass and a tambura played with an unconventional square plectrum. This mixture has resulted in compositions with original concepts and an original sound, making these performers a unique occurrence on the jazz and world music scene.
25 July 2018, JEREMIAH'S BAND, 9:00PM, Park Humagum – amphitheatre
Jeremiah's band is a group of groove enthusiasts that has held to the same principle since 2011: deep roots in the mantra of blues, spiced up with funk and bolstered with rock. The original instrumental trio of drummer Jeremija Eškinja, bassist Luka Ćetković and guitarist Rok Vodopija has been joined by harmonica player Frano Škare, singer Mirta Juran, and singer and trumpet player Ante Brzić. As the winners of the Croatian Blues Challenge in the band category, they performed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee in January of 2018.
1 August 2018, MARKO TOLJA & SEPTET, 9:00PM,Trg slobode square
Marko Tolja, a musician from Rijeka with an exceptional voice, will be presenting himself to audiences in Umag accompanied by a septet of academy-trained musicians in a concert entitled “Tolja Sings SINATRA”, in which he will be performing jazz and swing classics and covers of the beloved Frank Sinatra.
3 August 2018, NEVENA RELJIN & ALEKSANDAR DUJIN ORCHESTRA, 9:00PM, Trg slobode square
Nevena Reljin and Aleksandar Dujin have prepared a completely new musical programme consisting of original Cuban and Brazilian samba, bossa nova, bolero, canção and mambo compositions. Aleksandar Dujin has written quintet arrangements for the selected compositions to be performed by: Nevena Reljin - vocals, Aleksandar Dujin - piano, Ervin Malina – double bass, Petar Radmilović – drums.