ARTISTS 2017

MURIEL ANDERSON (USA)

Muriel Anderson belongs to the inner circle of the most significant fingerstyle guitarists and is the first woman to win the prestigious competition National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship.

Her music can be heard in Woody Allen movies; compositions from her album Heartstrings accompanied the astronaut crew of space shuttle Discovery; she manages the festival Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night in Nashville that brings together the world's biggest stars; her double album Nightlight Daylight receives 11 national and international awards; her mentors were master minds such as Chet Atkins and Cristopher Parkening; she writes columns for the most influential guitar magazines in the United States and Japan; she is the author of numerous educational books and DVDs published by the largest US publishing companies; besides compositions for solo guitar she composes for Nashville Chamber Orchestra and Vox Caelestis Women's Choir. Anderson regularly holds concerts and music workshops around the world.

DUCK BAKER (USA)

Duck Baker is a living legend of acoustic guitar. Among many albums that have been recorded are also the ones that critics ranked in the Pantheon of guitar music. He is the author of numerous books and instructional and educational materials, a columnist for the guitar magazines and tireless researcher of American music. His music repertoire is very diverse and ranges from jazz and blues to ragtime, swing, Irish and Scottish music.

EMANUELE GRAFITTI (Italy)

A young musician from Trieste graduated in classical guitar in 2012 and then continued his studies at the jazz department and ended it with maximum grades. Over the past years he has won numerous awards, recorded several albums and performed at various international festivals.

ELVIS STANIĆ (Croatia)

Elvis Stanić is one of the best Croatian contemporary guitarists and accordion players and the most awarded jazz composer of the middle generation. He is the leader of Elvis Stanić Group, a jazz fusion group which combines Mediterranean melody of traditional Croatian music and rhythms of Latin music expressions and modern jazz tendencies.

As a composer, he is especially dedicated to the study of both Crotian and world traditional music and in the area of so-called World Music is one of the leading musicans in Croatia.

BOW VS. PLECTRUM (Croatia)

Bow vs. Plectrum (bow against plectrum) is a duo of Filip Novosel (tambura) and Tihomir Hojsak (double bass), formed with the idea of connecting the two string instruments of different playing traditions. Double bass, played with a bow, and Croatian traditional instrument, tambura, played with an unconventional rectangular guitar pick, make a unique and fresh combination on the whole music scene.

BLACK COFFEE (Croatia)

Black Coffee is a well-known jazz group from Split, Croatia, active since 1993. Their performances and albums, some of which won Croatian discography award Porin, feature guest appearances by stars of Croatian music and well-known artists such as Oliver Dragojević, Gibonni, Alić, Boško Petrović, Matija Dedić, Zdenka Kovačiček, Gabi Novak, Arsen Dedić, Tedi Spalato, Divas, Meri Cetinić, Bruno Kovačić, TBF and others.

WAWAU ADLER & DAMIR KUKURUZOVIĆ "DJANGO GROUP" (Germany/Croatia)

Wawau Adler is a gypsy jazz guitarist from Germany who regularly performs in Europe, the US and Canada. He was born in Karlsruhe in Germany where he started his musical journey. The first period of his dedication to the guitar was marked by engagement in rich legacy of the legendary Django Reinhardt and later adopted by other styles such as mainstream, jazz rock, etc.

At the BIG Festival 2017 Wawau Adler will perform accompanied by Damir Kukuruzović and his trio. Damir Kukuruzović is the most prominent Croatian gypsy jazz guitarist. He often performs with the most eminent world representatives of the genre, and he also leads the backing band of Zoran Predin.

PROGRAM 2017

  • Jurandvor, st. Lucy's complex
  • 17.8.2017 (21:00h)
  • Muriel Anderson (US)
  • Duck Baker (US)
  • manuele Grafitti (IT)
  • Jurandvor, st. Lucy's complex
  • 18.8.2017 (21:00h)
  • Elvis Stanić Group (HR)
  • Bow vs. Plectrum (HR)
  • Port Baška, Old Waterfront
  • 19.8.2017 (21:00h)
  • Black Coffee (HR)
  • Jurandvor, st. Lucy's complex
  • 20.8.2017 (21:00h)
  • Adler & Damir "Django group" (DE/HR)

The concerts start at 21:00h.
Free entry.

EXHIBITION 2017

Soon

WORKSHOP 2017

Soon

LOCATION

Jurandvor, st. Lucy's complex (show)
Port Baška, Old Waterfront (show)