XX2nd Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2018 Main Program

27. April, 2018


XX2nd edition of the international music festival Jazz Fest Sarajevo will be held from 2nd to 4th of November 2018.

This year’s festival is dedicated to the music of John Zorn, one of the most important contemporary American composers, and is the final part of the trilogy Musick and Magick, which started as The Bagatelles Marathon in 2016 on the occasion of the jubilee 20th edition of Jazz Fest Sarajevo.

The European premiere of Zorn’s great discography project of 11 CDs The Book Beriah, the third book of Masada, will be presented in Sarajevo as a part of the marathon which will present the bands Secret Chiefs 3, Banquet of Spirits, Klezmerson, Gnostic Trio, Zion 80 and others, and the audience of  XX2nd Jazz Fest will have the opportunity to attend the world premiere of the Angels Quartet.

This year’s festival brings a combination of old and new acquaintances of Jazz Fest audience, and American vocalist Petra Haden and Argentinian Sofia Rei will for the first time perform at the festival.

Program of XX2nd Jazz Fest will comprise more than 20 concerts including Dosterrados* – a special festival program featuring various Bosnian artists performing Sephardic songs, with the premier of combination of flamenco and Sufi tradition on the Jazz Fest scene.

The program of the Late Nite Stage which will present musicians from the region as well as the children’s program, will be announced in September, and the tickets will be on sale in May, on the official website of Jazz Fest Sarajevo www.jazzfest.ba.

XX2nd Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2018 Main Program

 

2nd November

CLASSIC GUIDE TO STRATEGY
John Zorn – saxophone

INSURRECTION
Julian Lage – guitar
Matt Hollenberg – guitar
Trevor Dunn – bass
Kenny Grohowski – drums

DIECI CANTICI PER FRANCESCO D’ASSISI
Julian Lage – guitar
Gyan Riley – guitar

SONGS FOR PETRA
Petra Haden – voice
Julian Lage – guitar
Jesse Harris – guitar, vocal
Jorge Roeder – bass
Eric Doob – drums

COBRA
Julian Lage – guitar
Matt Hollenberg – guitar
Bill Frisell – guitar
Eyvind Kang – viola
Okkyung Lee – cello
Trevor Dunn – bass
Brian Marsella – keyboards
Ikue Mori – electronica
Kenny Wollesen – drums, vibes
Kenny Grohowski – drums
Ches Smith – drums, percussion
John Zorn – prompter

 

3rd November

THE BOOK OF ANGELS SPECIAL

ANGELS QUARTET (world premiere)
John Zorn – saxophone
Julian Lage – guitar
Trevor Dunn – guitar
Kenny Wollesen – drums

BANQUET OF THE SPIRITS
Cyro Baptista – percussion
Brian Marsella – keyboards
Shanir Blumenkranz – bass
Kenny Wollesen – drums

KLEZMERSON
Benjamin Shwartz – keyboards, violin
Mauricio Diaz Osito – saxophone, flute
Todd Clouser – guitar
Carina Lopez – bass
Carlos Metta – jaranas, percussion
Gustavo Nandaypa – drums

SECRET CHIEFS 3
Trey Spruance – guitar
Jason Schimmel – guitar
Matt Lebofsky – keyboards
Eyvind Kang – violin
Shanir Blumenkranz – bass
Ches Smith – percussion
Kenny Grohowski – drums

 

THE BOOK BERIAH MARATHON (European premiere)

SOFIA REI
Sofia Rei – voice
JC Maillard – saz

BANQUET OF THE SPIRITS
Cyro Baptista – percussion
Brian Marsella – piano
Shanir Blumenkranz – bass guitar
Kenny Wollesen – drums

LAGE-RILEY
Gyan Riley – guitar
Julian Lage – guitar

SECRET CHIEFS 3
Trey Spruance – guitar
Jason Schimmel – guitar
Matt Lebofsky – keyboards
Eyvind Kang – violin
Shanir Blumenkranz – bass
Ches Smith – percussion
Kenny Grohowski – drums

KLEZMERSON
Benjamin Shwartz – keyboards, violin
Mauricio Diaz Osito – saxophone, flute
Todd Clouser – guitar
Carina Lopez – bass
Carlos Metta – jaranas, percussion
Gustavo Nandaypa – drums

GNOSTIC TRIO
Bill Frisell – guitar
Kenny Wollesen – vibrafon
Carol Emanuel – harp

ZION 80
Jon Madof – guitar
Greg Wall – tenor saxophone
Jessica Lurie – baritone saxophone
Zach Mayer – baritone saxophone
Brian Marsella – organ
Yoshie Fruchter – guitar
Shanir Blumenkranz – bass
Yuval Lion – drums
Marlon Sobol – percussion
special guest: John Zorn – saxophone

 

4th November

DOSTERRADOS*

MIRZA REDŽEPAGIĆ
Mirza Redžepagić – guitar, oud

BARIMATANGO
Jelena Milušić – voice
Atila Aksoj – guitar, percussions, voice
Edvin Hadžić – bass, voice

LA KORONA
Tijana Vignjević – vocal
Anida Isanović – vocal
Adelita Kadić – vocal
Dunja Kazić – vocal
Ajla Smajlović – vocal
Vanesa Poturović – vocal
Darja Softić-Kadenić – vocal

REDŽEPAGIĆ-VAROŠANIN
Mirza Redžepagić – guitar
Almedin Varošanin – voice, ney

Dosterrados (ladino: people with two countries) the word coined by Rabbi Eliezer Papo