What is music association with Dalmatia? Mostly klapa singing, of course, but there are so many other nice things to hear around here. Now, it’s hard to expect that anyone might ever heard about Dalmatian jazz, but it is possible, and – believe me – very, very good when it’s performed by a Split-Zadar band called Black Coffee. Never heard of them? You are missing quite a bit.
One of the oportunities to experience Black Coffee, and their combination of Dalmatian music traditions and jazz will be band’s concert in Quasimodo Club, on November, 29. They will perform featuring US-Croatian singer Martine Thomas.
Black Coffee was founded in 1993, mostly with bass player Renato Švorinić and drummer Jadran Dučić Čićo, and recently pianist Ivan Ivić became permanent member. Their main strength are colaborations with some of the most prominent Croatian, and even international musicians. Band recorde 11 albums so far, and won three Porins, Croatian version of Grammy. In the last few years their main interest is implementation of Mediterranean heritage with jazz. However, they also play jazz, funk, and even rock standards.
Tickets are 30 kunas, available in the club, and more details – including location – available on Facebook event page. As a warm up, here is Black Coffee and Martine Thomas.