Adis Sirbubalo opens the 24th Jazz Fest Sarajevo

This year, the Jazz Fest Sarajevo will introduce a special edition of the Festival that will enable the audience to watch the concerts of international and local artists from the 19th to the 21st of November, free of charge, via social networks and platforms, on the official Jazz Fest Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The 24th edition of the Jazz Fest Sarajevo will open on 19th November at 9.00 p.m. with a Bosnian pianist Adis Sirbubalo’s solo concert recorded in the Sarajevo City Hall, presenting a repertoire of traditional songs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and his own, original compositions.

Sirbubalo was born in Foča, educated in Sarajevo and Chicago, where he graduated from the prestigious Columbia Music College, and his collaborations include musicians such as Eddie Gomez, Christian McBride and Chuchito Valdes. He lives and works in Sarajevo, and as a musician, arranger and composer, he also writes music for film and TV.

Sirbubalo’s concert at the Jazz Fest is the premiere of this musician’s solo work who is a resident artist of the 24th Jazz Fest – Sirbubalo will close this year’s Festival together with Zanin Berbić, performing traditional repertoire from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The TV premiere of Sirbubalo’s solo concert from the City Hall will be broadcasted on Face TV, on Thursday at 11 pm.

On Thursday at 9.40 pm, the audience will be able to watch a concert by an Iranian virtuoso artist Kayhan Kalhor, a multiple Grammy nominee who won the Grammy award 2017 for best world music album with the Silkroad Ensemble as its member and composer.

Kalhor’s playing on the kamancheh, a traditional Iranian string instrument, and his fascinating improvisations were crucial to the popularization of Persian music in the West, where he collaborated with some great and important orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic. At present, Kayhan Kalhor is a master of classical Persian music and the epitome of the kamancheh. The concert that is his premiere performance at the Jazz Fest was recorded in one of the most important concert halls in Europe, Bimhuis in Amsterdam.

Links for the concerts will be available on the Jazz Fest website, YouTube channel and Facebook page.