WHO ARE WE?
Jazzva entered the world of vocal music a bit more than a decade ago. Our path is one of discovering the human voice, writing new stories, finding harmonies and playing with different colours and effects. We try to find a special relationship with each song we perform and we aspire to recreate it authentically and vividly for our audience.

REPERTOIRE
Jazzva’s repertoire is comprised of a wide range of genres; from pop, rock and jazz to arrangements of folk songs and more. We are cooperating with amazing arrangers, who make more then sure that all our little crazy ideas make it to the musical stave. Apart from performing we organise Popjazziada – one of the most important a cappella festivals in Slovenia – in Ljubljana every fall.

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
Second place at the competition Internationaler A CAPPELLA Wettbewerb 2015 in Leipzig (GER) with professional international contestants.
First place at the international competition Seghizzi 2014 Gorica (I).
First place at the a cappella festival Sredi zvezd in Žalec (SLO) for three years in a row (2010, 2011, 2012).

JAZZVA MEMBERS
We are not afraid of new challenges, we grow each year and so do our ambitions. We realize them by performing at home and abroad, organising concerts, recording and attending festivals. After gaining valuable experience on stages of Europe’s leading competitions and learning many new things we are still shaping and exploring our musical style, specific sound and characteristic presence on stage.

Mezzosopran

Jasna Žitnik

Mezzosopran / Umetniški vodja

The one that makes sure Jazzva doesn’t have too few rehearsals and doesn’t run out of music. Sometimes it’s just incredible, the things she can sing. The personification of musicality and perfect pitch. A passionate earring collector, amateur hairdresser and a huge fan of bunnies, basses and other lovely things. Her hearing is considerably above average and she has a sharp sense of smell.

Sopran

Katja Kovačič

Sopran

Katja is a lawyer, that owns more bottles of nail polish than she could ever use in a lifetime and buys make-up instead of souvenirs when she travels. She’s a night owl that likes sleeping late and respects diversity in people above all. One of her favourite life quotes is “Live and let live”.

alt

Anja Hrastovšek

alt

An exceptional jazz vocalist, a true master of improvisation and a singing teacher with the longest musical mileage in the group. Determined, incredibly fun and of a good heart. A chef without comparison and an amazing driver, specialized in navigation on unfamilliar roads.

sound engineer

Jure Matoz

sound engineer

A young man of many talents and untamed hair, who diligently makes sure that our voices are in sync when we sing with microphones. An astounding photographer who we also have to thank for our impeccable looks in photos.

beatbox

Anej Kebrič

beatbox

He studies medicine. He knows his way around the kitchen, but also how to brew beer. He arranges, not flowers (as far as we know) but music. Rhythm is not Greek to him, it’s his home turf – Anej’s beatboxer and he sings (or “boxes”) in at least three a cappella bands.

bass

Andrej Perdih

bass

The founding father of Jazzva, a PhD and the only daddy in the group. An expert in Czech beer and an avid fan of ice hockey. He says that his strongest suits are massage and bassage. He has a taste for linguistic delicacies but tuna and mushrooms disagree with him.

baritone

Klemen Dovjak

baritone

The tolles Jazzva member with a soft, exceptionally emotional voice. An economist by education, but feels more at home in nature than among numbers, A cat-lover and hobby gardener. So far the only one of the group who had the guts to get a tattoo and, quoting one of the members of Slovenia’s got talent, “the dude with the best hairdo”.

tenor

Jon Leskovec

tenor

An ascetic man, a keen athlete and the Jazzva mastermind. He says he is pretty multitalented, has a skiing instructor license, used to be a boy-scout, plays the clarinet and can whistle while he speaks. He can recite numerous TV commercials, South Park and Harry Potter sequences on demand.