Fri / 17.06. at 19:00

    Cankarjev dom, Prešernova cesta 10, Ljubljana

    admission free

    CD Park (Council of Europe Park), Main Stage

    Lisa Hofmaninger, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet; Robert Schröck, alto, tenor saxophones; clarinet; Jul Dillier, piano; Judith Ferstl, double bass; Judith Schwarz, drums

    The Austrian quintet combines five charismatic musicians, each with his or her own approach to jazz. Five mindful team-players who dive into each other’s musical performance with full commitment. The focus is on the collective interplay in which all contributions are equally important. This approach, which has also been noted by the media – “chuffDRONE – a band, where everybody is a leader” (Katherine Zybaluk, Meloport) –, culminates in a finely balanced interaction where boundaries between composition and improvisation disappear and the members dexterously control occasional eruptions of ecstasy with largely contemplative progressions. After a self-titled debut album that came out in 2015, the band released a double album, actio / re:action, (both on JazzWerkstatt Records) in 2020. chuffDRONE’s credentials include various prestigious festivals, most notably the Moers, Jazztopad, Alto Adige, Saalfelden and Inntöne.

    With the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum.

    Due to the cancellation of his European tour Ben LaMar Gay will not perform at the 64th Ljubljana Jazz Festival.

    Artistic Directors (SI): Bogdan Benigar, Borja Močnik, Andrej Dré Hočevar*
    *(artist-in-residence; .abeceda VI.; Mladi Raziskovalci VI.)