08. July
at 20.30
Jazz stage
Stari trg (Old square) - Ljubljana


Igor Lumpert, saxophone, composition (Slovenia)
Masa Kamaguchi, double bass (Japan)
Jesse Simpson, drums (ZDA)

A progressive tenor saxophonist and composer, Igor Lumpret’s music represents a unique melt of jazz, eastern european music, classical music. He has performed with jazz legends including Reggie Workman, John Abercrombie, Chico Hamilton.

Born in Slovenia, Igor began his professional training at age 19 at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, Austria, where he studied with Doug Hammond and Harry Sokal. During this period, he was a member of Munich-based band Sidewinders, winner of the”Best Jazz Group of Germany” award. After completing his studies with honors, Igor was invited by one of the world’s finest bassists, Reggie Workman, to study at the New School University in New York City. He received a scholarship and moved to New York in fall 2000.

In New York Igor trained with some of the world’s finest musicians-George Garzone, Reggie Workman, Buster Williams, Chico Hamilton, Billy Harper, and many others. In April 2002, Igor was selected for the New School All-Star Wayne Shorter Ensemble, which performed at the “Beacons In Jazz” award ceremony at the Supper club, where Mr. Shorter was honored.


Bassist Masa Kamaguchi was born in Japan in 1966 and moved to Boston to study in Berklee during 1990. He performed with George Garzone, Bert Sieger, Hal Crook, Herb Pomeroy and Frank Carberg. In 1994, he moved to New York and played in a number of groups, alongside Frank Kimbrough, Sonny Simmons, Ben Monder, David Murray, Toots Thielemans, Tony Malaby and Charles Gayle. In 2006, he settled in Barcelona, where he played with Albert Bover, Perico Sambeat and Lluis Vidal. He has recorded with Kimbrough, Ron Horton, Dave Douglas, Sonny Simmons, Tony Malaby, John O’Allager, Chris Cheek, Billy Mintz and Tony Moreno.


Concert is supported by the Embassy of Japan in Ljubljana.

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