Jaka Kopač, alto saxophone
Matjaž Dajčar, guitar
Marko Korošec, double bass
Klemens Marktl, drums
In 2009, Jaka Kopač completed his master’s degree in jazz saxophone at the renowned Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. During his studies, he released his debut, Almost There, in which he presented his compositions. He has participated in various European and global projects, such as the European Movement Jazz Orchestra, European Jazz Orchestra, New School Jazz Orchestra, and Umo Big Band, and with musicians such as Jonathan Blake, Jimmy Owens, Doug Hammond, Danny Grissett, Vicente Archer, Benito Gonzalez, Dusko Goykovich, Bosko Petrovic, George Garzone, and others. In 2016, Kopac recorded his second CD in New York called Present Thoughts, starring Orrin Evans, Willie Jones III and Vicente Archer.
Matjaž Dajčar graduated in jazz guitar at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, Austria. He plays in various bands, is active as a music producer with his own recording studio, composes music and arranges music for others. He regularly conducts jazz improvisation workshops. He is currently most active as a member of the Concinnity Quartet, the MatJazz Trio, The SwingTones, Proteus, Peter Andrej Band, Flat Hats, and Bluestime.
After completing his studies in music pedagogy at the Faculty of Education in Maribor, and jazz guitar at the Music Conservatory in Klagenfurt, Austria, Marko Korošec received additional training in double bass, to which he currently devotes most of his time. In the recent years, he has been actively appearing on the music scene also as an oud (Arabic lute) player. Marko is a dedicated pedagogue and the author of numerous projects. He writes music for various ensembles, dance and theatre performances, documentaries etc. He has collaborated with many renowned musicians and other artists at home and abroad (Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Macedonia, Italy, France, Turkey, USA).
After playing the piano in his early years, Austrian drummer Klemens Marktl discovered his passion for drumming. He studied in Austria, Hague, Amsterdam, and New York with Carl Allen, Ralph Peterson, Greg Hutchinson, Aria Hoenig, John Riley, and others. From 1997 to 2003 he lived in the Netherlands, where he also released his first album The Challenge. He has played and recorded with renowned names in jazz, and in 2001 received the first Leiden Jazz Award in the Netherlands, and was nominated for the Hans Koller Sideman of the Year Award in 2006. In 2003, he moved to New York and immediately adopted the jazz scene there, forming a quartet with Chris Cheek on saxophone, Aaron Goldberg on piano, and Matt Penman on double bass, and released an album entitled Ocean avenue. Marktl lives in Vienna and performs all over Europe as a member of various ensembles and with independent projects. He is known for his exceptional composing ability, not typical for drummers, which shows his holistic approach to music.