Jazz programme at Cankarjev dom

October 17
Debo Band
Debo Band are a large ensemble led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye. Since their inception in 2006, the band has won raves for their groundbreaking take on Ethiopian pop music (think Ethiopiques), which incorporates traditional scales and vocal styles, alongside American soul and funk rhythms, and instrumentation reminiscent of Eastern European brass bands. Debo Band has received broad critical praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and NPR, who placed the band’s debut album—produced by Thomas “Tommy T” Gobena of Gogol Bordello—on their “50 Favorite Albums Of 2012” list.
CD Club, 14, 9 EUR
October 24
RABBIT RABBIT- Carla Kihlstedt, Matthias Bossi and Jeremy Flower
Carla Kihlstedt, voice, piano, violin; Matthias Bossi, voice, drums, piano; Jeremy Flower, voice, guitar, electronics
Rabbit Rabbit Radio is the song-spinning duo of Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi. Collectively, they are founding members of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Tin Hat, 2 Foot Yard, Causing a Tiger, The Book of Knots, and Fred Frith’s Cosa Brava. Drawing on their love of art & folk song, industrial & improvised music and heart-wrenching balladry, their songs are raw, beautiful, sparse and rich. They will perform their new emmersive and heavy-hitting song cycle Lost City - Songs from a Changing Sea - an exploration of the state of our oceans.
CD Club, 14, 9* EUR
November 6th
Always reaching, always expanding, Becca Stevens reinvents herself once again with Regina. In the years since the release of her critically acclaimed third album, Perfect Animal, Stevens has undertaken a journey that began with a study of Queen Elizabeth I as inspiration for a commission to write a concert of new music, which expanded into tributes to various queens from history, literature, folklore, and her own imagination, songs inspired by the regal and divine, and finally Regina as a voice, like a trusted friend or an alter ego.
“… the most spectacular of the albums (Regina)… a complex, densely layered studio album with allusive songs that are alternately dreamy and spine-tingling.” DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
Linhart Hall, 24, 18, 15* EUR

November 24
ROBERT GLASPER has established himself as one of the most recognizable, influential, and evolutionary jazz artists of the modern music landscape. Following the breakthrough commercial and critical success of his two GRAMMY-winning R&B-oriented Black Radio albums, Robert Glasper had returned to his acoustic jazz roots with Covered (The Robert Glasper Trio recorded live at Capitol Studios). The album reunites Glasper with bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Damion Reid, reforming the trio that created his first two Blue Note releases, Canvas (2005) and In My Element (2007).
Linhart Hall, 24, 18, 15* EUR