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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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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Concert: damjans GIIPUJA, Zagreb, 23rd March 2015

Ulica kralja Zvonimira 63, Zagreb, Croatia In the fourth concert season in Kulturna produkcija Aplauz venue a band damjans is presented. Damjan Grbac is the author, arranger and the band leader of the jazz quartet damjans. He devoted himself to the fusion of jazz and specific ethno music of Istrian peninsula and Primorje. In November 2012 they released their debut album “GIIPUJA” which is consisted of traditional folk music of Istria and Primorje in jazz arrangements. With that album Damjan Grbac contributed immensely to preserving and nurturing of Croatian music tradition and showed how Istrian music can freshly be interpreted …

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