The Zagreb Jazz Band
Jazz & Swing Band
Zagreb, Croatia
€2,850 (avg. price)

About The Zagreb Jazz Band – professional jazz & swing band based in Zagreb, Croatia

The band was set up in the spring of 2010, after meeting at a jazz workshop in Groznjan, Croatia.

Fascination with Django Reinhardt's opus as well as a love for jazz manouche brought them together which resulted in forming a quintet.

The Zagreb Jazz Band perform frequently at corporate events and weddings in Croatia and throughout Europe.

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From 2011 to 2015, they appeared in numerous local and international venues, which include jazz clubs, festivals, public events, TV and radio appearances and private performances, to name just a few.

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The following is a brief retrospective of The Zagreb Jazz Band's most notable past performances:


  • XI. Liburnia Jazz Festival, Opatija – First prize on the Liburnia Jazz International Jazz Band Competition
  • Spring Jazz Revue – Marjan Marjanovic, KD Vatroslav Lisinski, Zagreb
  • Moscenice Art Festival, Moscenicka Draga


  • Jazz is Back BP Festival, Groznjan
  • XII. Liburnia Jazz Festival, Opatija
  • PSSST! – Silent Film Festival, Zagreb


  • PSSST! – Silent Film Festival, Zagreb


  • 1st Space Festival, Zagreb
  • Festival Cicchetti & Swing, Portobuffolé (ITA)
  • Summer in MSU, Zagreb
  • Vodice Jazz & Blues Festival, Vodice
  • Advent na Zrinjevcu, Zagreb
  • Advent in Zagreb, Zagreb
  • Summer at Stross, Zagreb


  • Tkalcijana – City of Zagreb Day, Zagreb
  • Vodice Jazz & Blues Festival, Vodice
  • Krizevacko veliko spravisce Festival, Krizevci
  • Cest is d' Best Festival, Zagreb
  • Summer at Stross, Zagreb
  • Cavtat Summer of Culture, Cavtat
  • Concert "Jazz at the Forum", Zadar
  • Concert "Square of St. Stosija", Zadar
  • World Music Day, Zagreb
  • Food Film Festival, Zagreb


In June 2013 the band released their debut album in association with Hot Club Records (NOR) under the supervision of Jon Larsen (Hot Club de Norvege).

The album offers their view on contemporary gypsy jazz, providing it with nine original compositions, which implicate their impression of the genre by invoking numerous influences from traditional jazz, starting from bebop and all over to modal jazz, as well as other aspects.

The year 2014 marked the completion of The Zagreb Jazz Band's second album, titled Swing '14.

The album gave an insight into their vision of jazz standard as such, at the same time serving as an experiment in the genre by offering numerous compositions rarely heard on gypsy jazz releases or concert venues.

The record was also released by Hot Club Records (NOR) and is available on all the aforementioned online sources.

Furthermore, the acclaimed Norwegian jazz guitarist Jon Larsen of Hot Club Records included a track from Swing '14 in their compilation Django Festival 8, showcasing the best of contemporary Gypsy Jazz.

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