Patricija Škof, vocals
Tibor Pernarčič, saxophone
Tilen Beigot, guitar
As the name suggests, the band doesn’t want to limit itself in terms of genre. Birds of unknown outlines the freedom in musical creation, as they combine both original music and arrangements. Their common goal is to find their expression, to tell their story. They draw inspiration for their creation from jazz, avant-garde, ethno and soul music.
Patricija Škof is a young Slovenian vocalist who began her musical career playing the piano, from which she graduated at the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet. She is currently studying jazz singing at the University of Music in Graz with Professor Deni DeRose, and as an Erasmus student in Cologne with prof. Anette von Eichel. In 2016, she received the Berklee Summer School Program Award for “Outstanding musicianship during the program”. In 2018, she was selected as a young talent at the Marianne Mendt Festival, and in the summer of 2019, she was the vocalist of the International Big Band: JMI World Orchestra under the direction of Luis Bonilla. For the 2020/2021 season, she is a member of the established German national big band Bujazzo. Patricija regularly performs on domestic and foreign stages with various ensembles, big bands, with her quartet, vocal trio Supreme sisters, the group Der CH-AT Komplex, and birds of unknown.
Tibor Pernarčič began his musical career by playing the clarinet, which he later improved at the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet. He is currently completing his jazz saxophone studies at the Gustav Mahler Private University in Klagenfurt with Professor Michael Erian. Tibor regularly participates in various jazz ensembles and performs with them in Slovenia and abroad. He has collaborated with renowned Slovenian and foreign musicians, such as Don Menza, Adrian Mears, Gilad Atzmon, Uroš Perič, Janez Bončina etc. He also had the opportunity to work with the Big band RTV Slovenia (Icotovi zobi project). He currently plays in various music ensembles, such as The Swingtones, Siti hlapci, birds of unknown, Icotovi zobi, Beatpolar, and Big Band Radlje.
Tilen Beigot began his education in the field of guitar under the mentorship of an excellent Slovenian guitarist Igor Bezget at the B.A.S.E. music school. He later continued his studies at Anton Bruckner University in Linz in the field of jazz guitar with renowned professor Peter O’Mari, and jazz composition with professor Christoph Cech. During his schooling, he founded his own Useless Theory Project, while also having the opportunity to collaborate and educate with Karl Ratzer, Jean-Charles Richard, Haig Yazdijan, Alex Machacek, and Peter Herbert. In recent years he has played with jazz ensembles such as t3o, No Mouth Orchestra, Think Bigger Orchestra, Helmut Schönleitner’s Universal Mind, C.U.T.E., Dirty Hearts, Ines Rom’s Tiptoe Tripper, birds of unknown … As a composer he mostly collaborated with the Cultural Society K and with Theater 2B from Bohinjska Bistrica – the play Hlapci by Ivan Cankar, which was awarded at the 51st festival Linhartovo srečanje.