And has been for years, since Grožnjan was discovered by the finest jazz musicians, such as Boško Petrović, the great Croatian jazz musician almost 20 years ago. In memory of him and his contributions to the Croatian and international jazz scene, this year’s Jazz is back! festival features his initials. Thus Grožnjan will again turn, from July, 13th until July, 27th, into a small summer oasis of jazz filled with the wonderful notes of the internationally acclaimed musicians as well as students of the Summer Jazz School of Croatian Music Youth Grožnjan.
Just knowing that I will be able to walk during evening and enjoy a glass of wine and a great music program while looking at a beautiful view gives me goosebumps. Everyone who visits Grožnjan, and this little festival, which has earned the title of the best small music festival in Europe, will have a lovely memory of pleasant evenings of music. This is due to many of the elements of this festival, mostly the interesting fusion of the joint creation of top jazz musicians and the jazz summer jazz students, who have a unique opportunity to practice and work with their role models.
The many small art galleries Grožnjan is famous for add to this artistic ambience. No matter how many times I spent money in them not having planned it, I never regretted it. The music, in all its quality, in entirely free, a kind of reward for all those who come to the charming Grožnjan hill. So, I think it’s all right that I have given something back to Grožnjan and to the artists working in it. I will do so this summer as well, when I come to Grožnjan to enjoy the saxophone, trumpet, piano, bass and the beautiful vocals of singers such as Zdenka Kovačiček. All of them will pay tribute to the great B.P., so you should not miss this year’s edition of this lovely festival as well.