Jernej Vindšnurer, kontrabas
Lenart De Bock, saksofon
Tilen Gavranović, kitara
Gaj Boštič, bobni
Vid Jamnik, vibrafon
Mr.J.V. quartet is a young ensemble of four friends that met at the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory and continued to create music together, although they are now all members of different renowned jazz universities (New York, Vienna, Graz). This time an exceptional young vibraphonist Vid Jamnik will join them on stage. The evening will focus on the original compositions of Vid and Jernej, which were created during their studies abroad. The music is based on acoustic sound, which is evident from the selection of musical instruments. The sound of the vibraphone additionally enriches the experience and creates a unique sound space.
Double bassist, bass guitarist and composer Jernej Vindšnurer studied at the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory (KGBL), majoring in jazz double bass. During this time with the Jazzed ensemble won a gold plaque and 1st place at the national competition Temsig (2016) and a prize at the music competition in Treviso. The following year, as part of the “young jazz musicians”, he collaborated with the Big Band RTV Slovenia, which is a great honor for such a young musician. He is also a member of the KGBL Big Band, Mencarija group, Summertime quintet, Wild cats, Mr.J.V.trio and a substitute in the Domžale Band. He studied with world-famous musicians such as Aleš Avbelj, Paul Berner, Linda Oh, David Binney, Joe Sanders, Myles Sloniker, Kaspar Vadsholt, Jim Snidero and Goran Kostić. He is now continuing his education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz under the watchful eye of world-renowned double bassist and pedagogue Morten Ramsbøl. Already in the first year of schooling at the University of Graz, he won the first prize with the group Wild cats and a special recognition for achieving all 100 points in the TEMSIG 2019 competition. He also proved himself individually at the Marianne Mendt competition, where he made his way to the final festival in st. Pölten. This year, he won first place in the solo category at the TEMSIG competition, with all 100 points, also, he won the award for the best performed obligatory composition, and a composition by a Slovenian composer, his original composition Halb Neun. While studying and competing, he regularly performs on the international jazz scene in Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany etc., with world-renowned musicians such as Max Grosch, Renato Chicco, Ricki Malet, Christian Havel, Anil Bilgen, Lajos Toth, etc.
Vid Jamnik completed his studies in percussion in 2012 at the jazz department of the Carinthian Regional Conservatory in Klagenfurt with professors Rob Bargad and Günther Hofbauer, and as an Erasmus student studied at the Jazz Institute Berlin with Professor David Friedman. In 2018, Vid graduated Summa Cum Laude as a student of dual studies, performance and jazz composition, at Berklee College of Music in Boston. There he learned from jazz masters such as Terence Blanchard, George Garzone, Ed Saindon, Kenny Werner and Ralph Peterson. In the first semester of his studies, he received The Most Active Mallet Performer Award, and was placed into the student music publisher’s Jazz Revelation Records CD for two consecutive years. He represented the label at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy and Berklee on a tour in France. In 2014, with his longtime quartet, he released his debut album Last Minute! (Alessa Records). His recordings have been included on two compilation CDs, Jazz Slovenia (2015, 2019), which represent the best musicians from the Slovenian jazz scene.
He is currently a Master’s student at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City with professors Joe Locke, Stefon Harris, and Miguel Zenón. He was further educated by Gary Burton and at many music workshops led by renowned musicians such as Dave Samuels, Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein, Lewis Nash, and Nebojša Jovan Živković. With his band Urgent Detergent, he qualified for the finals of the EBU European Jazz Competition in the Netherlands in 2015, and in 2019 he took second place in the 7 Virtual Jazz Competition. As a guest, he performed extensively with the trio of his mentor, the legendary Croatian vibraphonist Boško Petrović, and with many renowned musicians and bands such as Jimmy Cobb, Georgie Fame, Jim Rotondi, Stefan Milenkovich, Dusko Goykovich, Arthur Lipner, and the JM Jazz World Orchestra under the direction of Luisa Bonille. He has given three concerts in Taiwan in recent years with the band Mizform Project, which plays a unique blend of traditional Taiwanese music and jazz. Since 2007, he has been co-organizing traditional jazz concerts in Ravne as part of the Jazz Ravne, and the Slovenian Jazz Festival. Since 2017, he has been the artistic director of the pioneering Viva Jazz Forma project, which intertwines the sounds of steel sculptures with instrumental music. He is currently the leader or member of the bands Urgent Detergent, Viva Jazz Forma, Vid Jamnik/Ratko Zjaca Duo, You’ve Got That Swing (with Eddie Luis & His Jazz Passengers), Jazz Continuo, Mizform Project and Two in Vermillion (duo with Ajda Stina Turek). Vid Jamnik is a Balter Mallets Artist.
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