UROŠ PERIĆ & RTV SLOVENIA BIG BAND WITH INTERNATIONAL GUESTS

LOJZE KRAJNČAN, conductor

CYNTHIA SCOTT, guest
BRAD LEALI, guest
CONNOR SELBY, guest

30. August 2024
8.00 pm
Cankarjev dom
45 €, 55 € (on the day of the event 49 €, 59 €)

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Uroš Perić celebrates the 20th anniversary of his professional musical career. In Ljubljana’s Križanke, he will host world-renowned musicians with the RTV Slovenia Big Band under the baton of Lojze Krajnčan. Perić began his musical career in 2004 with the Moonlighting Orchestra. Since then, he has appeared in more than 26 countries and performed more than 1,000 solo concerts. He is known at home and abroad for his authentic interpretations that transport listeners to the golden age of jazz, soul and blues. His compositions appear on dozens of compilations around the world. His charisma and top-class performances have won him plaudits from some of the world’s biggest musical names, including Quincy Jones, Sheila Raye Charles, Jacob Collier and Ernie Watts. Musical connoisseurs even compare his piano performances to those of the great Gene Harris. Uroš and guests will conjure up a true jazz fairy tale for us at Križanke.

  • Uroš Perić’s musical journey began with the accordion. He then bought himself a small synthesiser with his own money and taught himself to play the piano
  • his did not start playing music seriously until he was 27 years old; this year he is celebrating 20 years of a remarkable career
  • he has given more than 1,000 live performances over the course of his career and worked with more than 200 prestigious names from the world of music, including Harriet Lewis, Tony Horrowitz, Diane Schuur, the Las Vegas World Jazz Orchestra, Renee Collins Georges, Dusko Goykovich, Roy Bennett and his Orchestra, Duffy Jackson, Mike Sponza, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Thomas Gansch and David Hoffman
  • romantic ballads are his preferred genre as a composer, although he also writes songs of other types
  • international music critics have hailed him as one of the few white musicians to possess the vocals, style and soul of black musicians

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