» Music » Astrid Kuljanic to perform a series of concerts in New York City May-June 2015
» Culture And Arts » Astrid Kuljanic to perform a series of concerts in New York City May-June 2015
Astrid Kuljanic to perform a series of concerts in New York City May-June 2015
The first Croatian jazz musician who attended the Manhattan School of Music
Astrid Kuljanic's upcoming concerts in New York city include performances in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Astrid is originally from Rijeka, Croatia, and is graduating from Master of Music program as the first Croatian jazz musician that has ever attended Manhattan School of Music. These concert are the celebration for graduation and the beginning of her American life outside of school with her family and friends. The repertoire will cover Astrid's originals, experimental and world music (Croatian, Brazilian) arranged for voice with live electronics and performed with Mat Muntz (double bass) and Jasmin Vrban (contemporary dance).
5/18 Queens, Long Island City Bar 6/10 Brooklyn, The Basement Bar at NYLH (ex. Hail Hail) 6/14 Manhattan, Silvana Bar
Renowned for her complex musical sensibility and supple sound, Croatian jazz vocalist Astrid Kuljanic has recently performed in Manhattan at Jazz Gallery, St. Peter’s Church and New York Live Arts.
Whether interpreting American Songbook classics, jazz or Brazilian standards or delivering her original music or re-imagined folk songs with live electronics, Ms. Kuljanic envelopes audiences into her music.
In Eastern Europe she has performed at Lisinski Concert Hall Zagreb, Croatian House of Culture Rijeka, Stara Elektrarna, Ljubljana, and at the Maribor, Lent, and Europafest, Bucharest festivals. With her quintet ‘Mildreds’ she has released two albums for the major Croatian label Aquarius Records, and is currently promoting her solo album “Manhattan Dream.”
Ms. Kuljanic is founder and director of the Crescendo Music Festival, Cres, Croatia, which she established to showcase established and emerging musicians and local artists.
Astrid holds degrees from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, in chemical engineering, and from the Conservatory G. Tartini, Trieste, Italy, where she was a scholarship music student. There she began exploring electronic music with Klaus Gesing, and has since gone on to study with Theo Bleckmann and Gretchen Parlato at Manhattan School of Music.
Astrid possesses an impressive and broad range and color of vocal jazz palette as well as a seminal talent for coherent improvisation, and above all, the absolute control and refinement of intonation. – Zdenko Sulc, Novi List 2013 (CROATIA)
Formatted for CROWN by Marko Puljic Distributed by www.Croatia.org This message is intended for Croatian Associations / Institutions and their Friends in Croatia and in the World. The opinions / articles expressed on this list do not reflect personal opinions of the moderator. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, please delete or destroy all copies of this communication and please, let us know! Or simply...enjoy and spread the word and good vibrations.