In the Janez Boljka Gallery, we will screen the film directed by Katarina Šedlbauer – It Smelled Like Jazz.
It Smelled Like Jazz is a story about the beginnings of Slovenian jazz and times that are no more. For the first time in our country, jazz smelled in the optimistic mood of the 1920s, and until the beginning of the Second World War, when the smell was getting stronger, it seemed that jazz, hidden behind the name swing, would spread among Slovenes. But with the war, development was interrupted, and jazz as a messenger of Western powers was first persecuted by the occupiers and then by the new rulers. Radio Ljubljana, which became the center of jazz events in Slovenia in the early 1950s, and the musicians who impressed mainly younger audiences under its auspices, were the driving force behind the development of Slovenian jazz.