New 2018. promo video! Forest GIIPUJA

Sounds – tastes – smells – visuals —– The original project of the mysterious name “GIIPUJA”, which stands as an acronym for “Music of Istria and Primorje In Jazz Arrangements”, gave an extraordinary contribution to the nurturing and preservation of the Croatian musical heritage and showed that Croatian ethno music can be interpreted and combined with different musical styles. Through the three CD-s, Damjan Grbac and Damjans have shaped a unique, unified joint ensemble that culminated in the last year’s multimedia release that brings the music’s experience in audio and visual form. Play New 2018. promo video! Forest GIIPUJA! Big …

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Damjan Grbac became the official promoter and endorser of Thomastik-Infeld Vienna

Damjan Grbac, a double bassist from Kastav with a diploma from the Trieste jazz academy, has now become the official promoter and endorser of Thomastik-Infeld from Vienna, which deals with manual production of string for musical instruments. This company, with its 1919 tradition since its inception, has created the name in this segment of the market with its flexibility and innovation, so today they use the most influential names of the music scene from classical music to heavy metal and jazz. Acknowledgment to this Croatian musician, to promote and present Thomastik-Infeld, is a logical continuation of Damjan’s musical career that does …

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Forest GIIPUJA in Vrbnik

In Vrbnik, on Sunday, December 3 at 17h, a presentation of the ambitious and innovative music project of Forest GIIPUJA was held in the library of the Vitezic family. Damjan Grbac, a double bassist from Kastav with a diploma from the Trieste jazz academy, is a musician who does not know the boundaries of interpretation of the Istrian and coastal traditional music. After two recorded albums, GIIPUJA and GERBAZ GIIPUJA, project by Forest GIIPUJA, accompanied by top musicians, Damjan Grbac starts another musical adventure. The Century Forest of the Nature Park Učka became stage and studio where Damjan Grbac on …

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Jed Becker’s Blues Explosion feat. Elvis Stanić on JazzTimeRijeka

Extraordinary arrangements Jed Becker’s Group and Elvis Stanic bring unusual blend of blues and brass section. The composition of Jed Becker’s Group in its base includes three top musicians recognized throughout the region, performing the most famous classics and standards of blues and rock. The leader of the project is the passionate blueser Emir Grozdanić, a guitarist and singer who besides many years of study and pedagogic work has devoted his entire career to authorship of blues, featured on the wings of true guitar stars such as Stevie Ray Vaughn and Erica Clapton, and next year his work will be …

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Forest GIIPUJA – 26. JazzTimeRijeka

Photogallery 26. JazzTimeRijeka, 26. JazzTimeRijeka festival Damjan Grbac, a bassist from Kastav with a diploma at the Trieste jazz academy, is a musician who is always chronically missing in every society. He is a researcher, innovator and uncompromising artist who knows no boundaries in the interpretation of Istrian and coastal traditional music, otherwise protected by UNESCO. After two recorded albums “GIIPUJA” and “Gerbaz GIIPUJA” for the record labels Aquarius and Menart, asked the question “what is next?”, Grbac again surprised us with a new project entitled “Forest GIIPUJA”. And again, with the old team of top musicians, it starts with …

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Forest GIIPUJA on the 36th Mantinjada pul Ronjgi

Presentation of the project at the traditional Mantinjada pul Ronjgi festival organized by the Institution “Ivan Matetić Ronjgov” Festival of etno musicians, and singers MANTINJADA PUL RONJGI 10.00 – Meeting 10,15 – Competition 12.30 – Guest performance: Damjan Grbac and Tonči Grabušić – presentation of the project Forest GIIPUJA – Awarding of prizes and prizes awarded  

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Damjan Grbac with Elvis Stanić Group in China

Elvis Stanic Group has been selected to participate in the China Central and Eastern European Countries (China-CEEC) Cultural Season project as a representative of Croatian music. Elvis Stanić Group held concerts in town called Xi’an in the most prestigious concert halls and participated in the ceremony of the opening 4th Silk Road International Art Festival.  

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