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JAZZBINA PULA JAZZ FESTIVAL - JIM BLACK’S ALAS NO AXIS

Saturday, 28.2.2009. 20:00Caffe bar Cabahia, Pula

JAZZBINA PULA JAZZ FESTIVAL - JIM BLACK’S ALAS NO AXISJAZZBINA Pula Jazz Festival host Jim Black's Alas No Axis in Caffe Cabahia. Jim Black is on drums, and group includes Icelandic collaborators Hilmar Jensson - guitar, and Skúli Sverrisson - bass.
Ticket: 70 kn

Jim Black co-leads and composes for the groups Pachora and Human Feel, and works in numerous groups alongside some of today’s most creative artists including, Ellery Eskelin, Uri Caine, Chris Speed, Tim Berne, Dave Douglas, Dave Liebman and Laurie Anderson. He appears on over 100 recordings.

Skúli Sverrisson (born October 23, 1966) is an Icelandic bass player and composer, residing in New York City. He has worked with numerous musicians and groups, including Hilmar Jensson, Jim Black, Chris Speed, Anthony Burr, Laurie Anderson, Allan Holdsworth, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian, Blonde Redhead, Yungchen Lhamo, Jamshied Sharifi, Ólöf Arnalds and Pachora. Sverrisson also plays dobro, acoustic bass guitar, and charango, in addition to electric bass. He is currently music director for Laurie Anderson and tours with her internationally.
Hilmar (b.1966) first picked up the guitar at the age of six but started studying formally at age eleven. In 1982 he started studying jazz at FIH school of music in Iceland and graduated from there in 1987.
He the went to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music and got his BM degree in 1991. While in Boston he played with his peers and took private lessons with Mick Goodrick, Jerry Bergonzi and Hal Crook to name a few.
After teaching and performing in Iceland for two years Hilmar went to New York in 1993 where he played with various musicians as well as taking private lessons with Joe Lovano. Since returning to Iceland in 1994 Hilmar has performed and recorded in a wide variety of settings and appeared on over 40 records including 7as a leader or co-leader.
Hilmar has been nominated 7 times for the Icelandic Hilmar (b.1966) first picked up the guitar at the age of six but started studying formally at age eleven. In 1982 he started studying jazz at FIH school of music in Iceland and graduated from there in 1987.
He the went to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music and got his BM degree in 1991. While in Boston he played with his peers and took private lessons with Mick Goodrick, Jerry Bergonzi and Hal Crook to name a few.
After teaching and performing in Iceland for two years Hilmar went to New York in 1993 where he played with various musicians as well as taking private lessons with Joe Lovano. Since returning to Iceland in 1994 Hilmar has performed and recorded in a wide variety of settings and appeared on over 40 records including 7as a leader or co-leader.

Hilmar has been nominated 7 times for the Icelandic Music Awards and in 2001 he received the award for the Composition of the Year in the Jazz catagory for his composition "Serenity".

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Istra (Istria) - Town Fairs

Istra (Istria) - Town FairsIstra (Istria) has a centuries-old tradition of trade fairs which Istrian towns keep alive. Fairs are places where people trade, meet, communicate, have fun as always…

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