Every year, Jazz Fest Sarajevo presents regional artists as part of the program. In the previous years they were musicians from Macedonia, and this year the XX2nd Jazz Fest Sarajevo will be a host to excellent musicians from the neighbourhood.
In Jazzbina Sarajevo, within the regional festival program Heineken Late Nite Stage, from November 1-3 audience will get the chance to see and hear three performances: Belgrade bands Fish In Oil and Naked, and a unique music meeting of Serbian and Bosnian-Herzegovinian colleagues.
On November 1, the regional program opens Fish and Oil, which carries the aoriginal music colored with elements of blues, rock’n’roll, surf, folk, free-jazz, although it cannot be strictly classified in any of the mentioned music trays but reflects time and space from which band members come.
Guitarist Bratislav Radovanović, saxophonist Dušan Petrović, double bass player Branislav Radojković, drummer Tom Fedja Franklin and percussionist Papa Nik (Veljko Nikolić) have three albums behind them and the current album Three Keys was released late last year.
Naked will perform the next day, the band with more than 600 concerts held in the past decade. At the Sarajevo concert they will come after the performance at WOMEX, where they will present their fourth album YES! published this year. Naked presents music that combines its own Balkan musical tradition with urban groove, swing and free-jazz.
This fierce quartet made of saxophonist and clarinetist Rastko Uzunović, violinist Đorđe Mijušković, bassist Branislav Radojković and drummer and percussionist Goran Milošević is one of the most recognizable music bands on the Belgrade scene.
The Sarajevo-Belgrade Summit is planned for November 3 – a mutual concert of ten Serbian and Bosnian musicians.
Tickets for the regional program will be available in Jazzbina. Festival passes (festival tickets sets) are also valid for these concerts.