Jaka Hawlina, trumpet
Andrej Vernik, soprano saxophone
Uroš Sever, fluegelhorn
Domen Hafner, tenor saxophone
Bojan Volk, baritone saxophone
Marko Petrušič, piano, arrangements
Thierno Diallo, double bass
Iztok Repovž, drums
During the pandemic, the Ljubljana-based pianist Marko Petrušič took up composing and arranging for five wind players. The compositions talk of the events that happened during that time.
He invited Jaka Hawlina, Andrej Vernik, Uroš Sever, Domen Hafner, Bojan Volk, Thierno Diallo and Iztok Repovž to collaborate with him. Supported by Ministry of Culture (Jazz&Blues Records 2021) in spring 2021, Ljubljana Jazz Octet recorded their first CD – Rainy Day Blues – in Metro studio. They are already working on their second CD. Octet has performed in cafés around Ljubljana and at Radio Študent. For their Jazz Stage performance, the octet has prepared a programme combining music from their first CD and the CD that will be out soon.
In collaboration with Prva vrsta, where Ljubljana Jazz Octet will play on Wednesday, 7. 6., at 12.15. The performance will be live streamed here and on Facebook.