Monday, July 25, 2011


Vokal xtravaganzza 2011/1 Oct—3 Oct, 20:00
Gallus Hall

Founded 28 years ago, Perpetuum Jazzile has grown into one of the most renowned and acclaimed vocal groups, both locally in Slovenia and globally. Their masterpieces have been viewed by over 20 million people on the YouTube portal, which makes them the world's most frequently viewed a capella group. Their rich history and unique musical style leave venues sold out and critics impressed, and have resulted in a number of hit recordings. The choir's hallmarks include punching grooves, rich harmony, unsurpassed creativity, and a thrilling blend of pop, jazz, gospel, blues, Brazilian bossa nova, disco, and funk.

This year, they teamed up with one of the founding members of the legendary The Real Group, Peder Karlsson. The Swedish musician whose long CV boasts cooperation with the likes of Bobby McFerrin, Van Morrison, and Sir George Martin, is Perpetuum Jazzile's new artistic director.

The 2011 Vokal Xtravaganzza approaches with a promise of a number of new songs, even more relaxed and daring PJ crew, and an artistic director whose charisma never fails to impress. Needless to say, Perpetuum Jazzile's major hits will be featured on the playlist as well.

An equally important reason why you should not allow yourself to miss this spectacle is the guest appearance of the excellent Swedish vocal group Vocal Six founded in 1988. This men's sextet is known for spicing up their brilliant vocal performance with a generous hand of humour. Their repertoire is a combination of several styles with pop, rock, and jazz really being their thing. In addition to countless concerts taking place from the land of Santa Claus to Las Vegas, they also hold regular seminars for rhythmic choirs and a cappela groups.

Tenors Niclas Kåse, Staffan Paulson, Stefan Högström, and Robert Green; baritone Per Kockum; and bassist Peder Tennek have come together in a charming sextet. Combined with Perpetuum Jazzile, they are surely the winning combination for a highly entertaining evening of outstanding vocal music.

Source: Cankarjev dom