Cankarjev dom

 

Cankarjev dom believes that cultural, artistic and scientific creativity meets the basic condition for attaining spiritual freedom and richer spiritual lives of people and social development.

Our cultural and congress centre presents, produces, co-produces, organises and provides cultural and artistic, congress and other events, state ceremonies, exhibitions and festivals. Since CD is mostly a cultural centre, over two thirds of the available halls are annually reserved for culture and the arts. 

With its programme CD has been attempting at enriching the quality of lives, to form, foster and effectuate cultural and wider national identity and educate the young people in culture and the arts.

CD cooperates with similar cultural institutions at home and abroad in the realisation of contemporary cultural and artistic projects. It has been endeavouring to contribute to the openness of the capital city with its versatile cultural, artistic and scientific events of internationally resounding character. CD believes that Ljubljana is compelling enough as regards its history, tourism and culture to become one of the most significant European cultural and congress centres.

Prešernova cesta 10
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Phone: 386 1 2417147
Fax: 386 1 2417298

News

Slovenia Jazz Showcase at the European Jazz Conference 2017

by Cankarjev dom on Tue, 04/04/2017 - 16:27
Cankarjev dom and Europe Jazz Network hereby announce their selection of the seven projects to be presented at the Slovenia Jazz Showcase, running on 22 and 23 September 2017 in the framework of the European Jazz Conference in Ljubljana. The selected projects (in alphabetical order) are:   ARTBEATERS BOWRAIN DRAGO... read more

The Snowdrops and Primroses Festival

by Cankarjev dom on Mon, 27/02/2017 - 19:48
TUE, 7 March 2017 3rd One-day Festival of Slovenian Jazz Creativity   17.00 How the Provinces Co-shape the Slovenian Jazz Landscape in Relation to Ljubljana and Maribor Round table chaired by: Miha Zadnikar M3–4 Hall 18.00 Alchemical Playgrounds Marko Lasič, drums, percussion; Matjaž Bajc, double bass; Mimo... read more

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Slovenia Showcase at European Jazz Conference 2017

by Cankarjev dom on Tue, 21/02/2017 - 18:14
Cankarjev dom (CD) and Europe Jazz Network (EJN) hereby issue a call for applications for music projects to be featured at the Slovenia Showcase Festival, taking place on 22 and 23 September 2017 in CD Club within the scope of the European Jazz Conference 2017* (EJC). Artists applying for this festival must be citizens of the... read more

Tuesday Clubing at Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana. Jan/Feb

by Cankarjev dom on Wed, 14/12/2016 - 17:21
17. 1, 20.00 BIG BAND RTV SLO & GAŠPER BERTONCELJ Conductor: Tadej Tomšič; Gašper Bertoncelj, drums; special guest: Wojciech Pulcyn, double bass Drummer Gašper Bertoncelj has become a big name in Slovenian jazz. Despite pursuing an illustrious international career – having asserted himself as an elite talent displaying... read more

Tuesday clubbing series - Autumn 2016

by Cankarjev dom on Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:07
4 October at 20.00 Kris Defoort Diving Poet Society Veronika Harcsa, vocals – turquoise; Guillaume Orti, alto saxophone – orange; Kris Defoort, piano – violet; Nicolas Thys, bass – dark blue; Lander Gyselinck, drums – light blue   Kris Defoort, one of the preeminent figures of Belgian jazz, as well as chamber and... read more

SAVE THE DATE: European Jazz Conference 2017

by Cankarjev dom on Thu, 21/04/2016 - 18:07
21-24 September, Ljubljana, Slovenia The 4th European Jazz Conference, the most important annual meeting of jazz professionals in Europe is centered on building relationships between jazz professionals in Europe, developing new projects and artistic collaborations, sharing expertise,... read more

ARUAN ORTIZ TRIO, Tuesday clubbing at Cankarjev dom

by Cankarjev dom on Tue, 15/03/2016 - 11:55
ARUAN ORTIZ TRIO  featuring Brad Jones & Chad Taylor 15 March, 20.00h at Cankarjev dom Club, Ljulbljana, Slovenia Aruan Ortiz, piano; Brad Jones, bass; Chad Taylor, drums A prominent representative of the new generation of Cuban pianists, Aruan Artiz was launched into the New York jazz orbit after coming to... read more

JOACHIM KÜHN / ASJA VALČIČ/ EDOUARD PRABHU @ Cankarjev Dom

by Cankarjev dom on Tue, 08/03/2016 - 11:21
Joachim Kühn, piano; Asja Valčič, cello; Edouard Prabhu, Indian percussions 8 March 2016, Cankarjev Dom club, Ljubljana, Slovenia Legendary German jazz pianist is at the top of his game engaging in outstanding solo recitals and various projects linking jazz piano with an array of exotic cultural traditions. What’s irresistible... read more

ROB MAZUREK “50”: ROB MAZUREK BLACK CUBE SP at Cankarjev dom

by Cankarjev dom on Fri, 13/11/2015 - 12:28
17 November, at 20.00 ROB MAZUREK “50”: ROB MAZUREK BLACK CUBE SP Rob Mazurek, compositions, cornet, electronics; Mauricio Takara, cavaquinho guitar, percussion, electronics; Guilherme Granado, keyboards, sampler, synthesizer, vocals; Thomas Rohrer, rabeca fiddle, soprano saxophone   One of the main protagonists of the... read more

Double Finnish concert at Cankarjev Dom in Ljubljana!

by Cankarjev dom on Mon, 12/10/2015 - 10:39
Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen & Proton String Quartet / Mopo We start with accordion wizard, Kimmo Pohjonen,  and then continue with a young talented jazz trio, Mopo. October 13th, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana "Calling Kimmo Pohjonen an accordionist is a bit like describing Encyclopaedia... read more

Sidony Box and Abraxas' Psychomagia at Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana

by Cankarjev dom on Fri, 17/04/2015 - 14:04
On the 21st April 2015 a great evening of jazz and improvised music will take place at Cankarjev dom, the biggest culture center and event hall in Slovenia, and a member of Europe Jazz Network (EJN). The evening will see the performances of Sidony Box and of Shanir Blumenkranz's Abraxas, that will... read more

Mini Festival of Slovenian Jazz Music A Touch of Spring

by Cankarjev dom on Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:18
24 feb - Cankarjev dom, CD Club - Slovenia Mini Festival of Slovenian Jazz Music A Touch of Spring SAMO ŠALAMON SLO BASSLESS TRIO + TROJNIK + VELKRO The new festival offers a platform for expression and promotion of younger generations of Slovenian jazz musicians by presenting new projects and albums within the local and... read more

STEVE LEHMAN OCTET

by Cankarjev dom on Wed, 17/12/2014 - 20:03
Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia 3 Feb STEVE LEHMAN OCTET Steve Lehman, alto saxophone, electronica; Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Mark Shim, tenor saxophone; Chris Dingman, vibraphone; Tim Albright, trombone; Dan Peck, tuba; Drew Gress, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums A leading figure in new jazz, Steve Lehman mesmerised... read more

Lama

by Cankarjev dom on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 20:37
Club CD Finding ground in the cross-section of re-invented traditional jazz idioms and innovation intrinsic to jazz since the 1970s, the Portuguese-Canadian trio Lama performed soon after the concert by Kaja Draksler. Susana Santos Silva’s charismatic trumpet playing was characterised by absence of conventional jazz patterns,... read more

Kaja Draksler solo

by Cankarjev dom on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 20:36
Kaja Draksler solo CD Club  After appearing with her quintet within the scope of 13 Points Plus and performing with Jure Pukl’s quartet on Friday, Kaja Draksler gave a solo piano recital yesterday that offered an insight into this composer and improviser’s broad emotional horizons. An idiosyncratic adaptation of a... read more

Festivals

News

58. Jazz festival Ljubljana

by Ljubljana Jazz Festival on Wed, 28/06/2017 - 16:41
28. 6. – 2. 7. 2017 www.ljubljanajazz.si This year’s Jazz Festival Ljubljana promises to be a vibrant meeting between jazz generations, bringing together legendary players such as Archie Shepp and Reggie Workman (in a tribute to John Coltrane) and outstanding young musicians the likes of singer Emilia Martensson and guitarist... read more

Ljubljana Jazz Festival 2016

by Ljubljana Jazz Festival on Tue, 28/06/2016 - 12:14
29.06. – 02. 07. 2016 Ljubljana  Jazz Festival (57th edition) focuses on Paris jazz scene with Thomas de Pourquery Supersonic,  En Corps and the grand opening with Surnatural Orchestra, In Extremiste (acrobat group) and Tatiana Bongonga (tightrope walker). The festival also... read more

One week left to Ljubljana Jazz Festival!

by Ljubljana Jazz Festival on Tue, 23/06/2015 - 10:42
The 56th edition of the Ljubljana Jazz Festival will take place between the 1st and 4th of July 2015 in the Slovenian Capital. The Festival has a long history of proposing innovative music from different countries and cultures and is organised by Cankarjev dom, a member of the Europe Jazz Network and part of... read more

Ljubljana Jazz Festival - July 2015

by Ljubljana Jazz Festival on Thu, 07/05/2015 - 09:20
The Lubljana Jazz Festival will take place between the 1st and 4th of July 2015 in the Slovenian capital city. Over a four-day period, the 56th Ljubljana Jazz Festival, a meber of the European Jazz Network, will present: 19 concerts featuring artists from 19 countries; three world premieres; the guitar, orchestra and... read more

55TH LJUBLJANA JAZZ FESTIVAL

by Ljubljana Jazz Festival on Fri, 02/05/2014 - 09:14
55TH LJUBLJANA JAZZ FESTIVAL   For the 55th Ljubljana Jazz Festival we have created a very special programme based on two focuses: The Piano and Norwegian Jazz. Along with the trumpet, the piano has been refreshed incredibly over the past few years after a period of certain stagnation. Apart from a few names that... read more

The 54th LJUBLJANA JAZZ FESTIVAL starts tomorrow!

by Ljubljana Jazz Festival on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 22:08
The 54th LJUBLJANA JAZZ FESTIVAL starts tomorrow! Focus on a foremost European representative of contemporary improvised music PETER BRÖTZMANN. You can see the interview at the Ljubljana jazz festival web page. http://www.ljubljanajazz.si/index.php/en/video-interviews

54th LJUBLJANA JAZZ FESTIVAL

by Ljubljana Jazz Festival on Sat, 22/06/2013 - 12:01
54th LJUBLJANA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2 – 6 July www.ljubljanajazz.si The festival’s new concept, overhauled on the occasion of the jubilee 50th Ljubljana Jazz Festival and reinforced in its 2010, 2011 and 2012 sequels, reinvigorated the Slovenian capital’s selection of festivals by presenting a series of one-day... read more