J. J. A. JAZZ TRIO
Jakob Jon Doblekar, piano
Jaša Krevh, double bass
Aleksander Črtalič, drums
The J. J. A. jazz trio is a young ensemble by an eleven-, sixteen- and eighteen-year-old under the mentorship of Braco Doblekar. They perform jazz standards, original and modern jazz music. They have been together since October 2021, when they gathered to take part in the TEMSIG national competition. There, in March 2022, with a perfect score of one hundred points, they received the first prize and thus the gold award and a special recognition award for the interpretation of the Slovenian jazz song Friends by Braco Doblekar.
TRIO DE BOCK/MATOŠIĆ/HI-MAN
Lenart De Bock, saxophone
Nikola Matošić, double bass
Elvis Hi-Man, drums
Trio De Bock/Matošić/Hi-Man is a fresh line-up of top jazz musicians who will pamper us with interesting interpretations of jazz standards, reflecting musicians’ rich cultural backgrounds.
Elvis Homan holds a master’s degree in contemporary composition and electronics from the Amsterdam Academy, and a bachelor’s degree from Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam. He has collaborated with various renowned musicians such as Stefan Lievestro, Jos Zwaanenburg, Marcel Wierckx, Jozef Dumoulin, Raphael Vanoli, Boštjan Simon, Alvaro Del Valle Garrido, Jorrit Westerhof, Wietse Voermans and Rok Zalokar. Elvis is the founder and manager of several projects, e.g. of the acoustic-electronic orchestra Rotterdam Electronic Orchestra, the quartet Quartzite 4tet and the duo Aug.unis. He is a member of the Marco Apicella Trio, which won the prestigious first prize at the Leiden Jazz Award competition of Dutch music academies in 2017.
Lenart De Bock is an instrumentalist and composer currently starting master’s studies in jazz saxophone in Graz. He is a member of various bands in Slovenia and Austria, and also leads his own trio, with which he performs regularly. In addition to his responsibilities at Ljubljana Conservatory, Lenart De Bock has been extremely active in various ensembles, among others in the Big Band of the Academy of Music in Ljubljana and the ensemble of Rok Zalokar. He also collaborated with the .abeceda institute. He has participated in many music workshops, where he had the opportunity to work with many well-known names of the music scene, such as Dre Hočevar, Adam Klemm and Georgie Fame.
Nikola Matošič has for many years been one of the best Slovenian double bass players, striving to revive, preserve and modernize the Slovenian jazz scene. He has collaborated and performed with world-famous jazz musicians such as: Deborah Brown, Rachel Gould, Aaron Goldberg, Doug Hammond, Howard Curtis, Doug Sides, Alan Praskin, Herb Geller, Don Menza and Peter Mihelič. He also works as an accompanying member in many Slovenian jazz bands. In 2013, he performed at Nordsee Jazz Festival, one of the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world, with jazz icon Doug Hammond.