The first evening of the main program will be held on July 7, 2011 in the Euphrasian Basilica, the most beautiful integrally preserved monument of early Byzantine architecture in the Mediterranean region. In the unique sacral setting of the basilica, the audience will have the opportunity to listen to one of the leading European jazz artists, Richard Galliano, and his Piazzola Forever Septet. Their concert will be preceded by Tamara Obrovac and her Transhistria ensemble in cooperation with the Czech string quartet Epoque, presenting their new album.
On Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9, the artists and the audience will seize the small island of Sveti Nikola, just opposite the main quay, where the main festival program last year took place. On Friday, the stage by the sea will host the quartet of the new jazz star, Miguel Zenon, and the true diva of the world jazz, the Brazilian pianist and singer Tania Maria and her Viva Brazil Quintet.
Saturday, July 9, will start with the performance of one of the most highly esteemed trumpeters and composers of contemporary jazz Tom HarrellQuintet will be a genuine treat for all lovers of post-bop jazz. The festival will end, just like the last year, with dancing this year with the best European funky band Nils Landgren Funk Unit.
As a sort of introduction to the main program of the 2nd Valamar Jazz Festival, we are announcing a concert in the lapidarium of the County Museum of Poreč Region on July 6, 2011. This concert is a fruit of collaboration of Valamar festival team and POU Poreč and their traditional Jazz in Lapidarium. The sounds of live jazz will follow the audience of Valamar Jazz Festival and the visitors of Poreč in the charming, narrow city streets and on the terraces of coffee bars and bars, while jam sessions will be held in the elegant garden of the unique Villa Polesini.