Sarah Železnik, vocals
Rok Zalokar, piano
After graduating from the Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana Sarah Železnik went on to study singing in Amsterdam. She stayed in the Netherlands where she taught singing until 2022. She shared the stage and her classroom with numerous renowned musicians (Damjana Golavšek, Groovedepartment, Boštjan Narat, Katalena, Blaž Jurjevčič, David Jarh, Nikola Matošić, Gašper Bertoncelj, Nanča Muck, Kristina Oberžan, Žiga Kožar, Jose James, John in Gerald Clayton, Humphrey Campbell, IKS, Etuk Ubong, Big Band Vrhnika, Big Band CvA, Big Band KGBL, Mladinski pevski zbor RTV Slovenija, SMANDEM, Lucas Figuereido Santana, Metropole Orchestra, Femi Temowo, David Linx, Delaney Nelom, Azubike Onwuka).
Pianist, multiinstrumentalist, and all-round musical creator Rok Zalokar was the only jazz act to perform with Radio Študent’s Klub Marathon competition and tour, which probably gained him a larger audience than your typical jazz musician. He first entered the music scene by forming a trio with a great deal of rock energy. After secondary school, he went on to study jazz in Rotterdam, Netherlands where he formed the Kukushai Trio. He has been playing with the Rok Zalokar Trio since 2011, is a member of the Zhlehtet collective and duo Million Ear, and plays solo performances. He regularly performs at festivals at home and abroad and is the recipient of the Jazzon award for best composition and performance and the International Erasmus Jazz Prize. In 2021 he released the album Spaces VIII featuring contemporary music performed on the 18th-century organ in Maria’s Church on Sveta Gora. In 2022 he recorded another album titled Malinska, this one with his trio. He regularly performs with various artists.
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