Extended biography

Vid Jamnik

 

Vibraphonist/Percussionist/Composer, born in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia in 1993; a graduate of Carinthian state conservatory in Klagenfurt, Austria and Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA

Vid is a Balter Mallets Artist

 

Achievements and activities:

 

Education:

  • 2001-2007: Primary music school Ravne na Koroškem (Slovenia), percussion instruments – professor Davorin Jevšnikar

  • 2007-2012: Carinthian state conservatory Klagenfurt (KONSE), jazz piano and vibraphone – professor Rob Bargad and classical percussion (vibraphone, marimba, xylophone) – professor Günther Hofbauer

  • 2011/2012: 5-month Erasmus student exchange on the Jazz Institut Berlin, jazz vibraphone – professor David Friedman

  • 2013- : Berklee College of Music Boston, degree in performance – professors Dave Samuels, Ed Saindon, George Garzone, Ralph Peterson, Dave Santoro

 

Discography:

  • 2008: Various artists; Marianne Mendt Jazz Festival (album: Live in St. Pölten)

  • 2008: Various artists (Fellowship award band 2008); generations 08 – Internationales Jazztreffen (album: generations 08)

  • 2009: Various artists; Croatia Records (album: Sky Over Grožnjan)

  • 2009: Mike Sponza & The European Blues Convention (album: Continental Shuffle)

  • 2009: Big band ZZmaji (album: Without the Moon)

  • 2011: Benny Hrdina's Big Organ 5 (album: Beware Of The Goose)

  • 2011: Dina Rizvić (album: Bez Poraza)

  • 2011: Wake up king Matjazz ethno jazz project (album: Zbudimo kralja Matjazza)

  • 2012: Lela Kaplowitz & Friends (album: Little Boy With a Big Heart – The Music of Boško Petrović)

  • 2012: Manouche (album: Kje si lubi ?)

  • 2014: Vid Jamnik Quartet (album: Last minute!) - Web

  • 2014: Vid Jamnik Jamtet – for Berklee's Jazz Revelation Records (album: UpSwing)

  • 2015: Urgent Detergent – for Berklee's Jazz Revelation Records (album: Transitions)

  • 2015: Vid Jamnik Jamtet – for SIGIC’s compilation of Slovenian jazz (album: Jazz Slovenia 2015 – Time to Improvise)

     

Competitions/awards:

  • 2005: 8. Regional competition of young musicians (Celje, Slovenia) – golden recognition award, mentor Davorin Jevšnikar

  • 2005: 34. Competition of young musicians of Republic of Slovenia (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – silver plaquette, mentor Davorin Jevšnikar

  • 2006: 10. International competition for young instrumentalists Euritmia (Udine, Italy) – special price of Udine province, mentor Davorin Jevšnikar

  • 2007: 11. International competition for young instrumentalists Euritmia (Udine, Italy) – 1. place in own category and 3. place altogether, mentor Davorin Jevšnikar

  • 2009: International percussion competition »Giornate della Percussione« (Fermo, Italy) – 3. place in vibraphone category and 3. place in xylophone category, mentors Davorin Jevšnikar, Günther Hofbauer

  • 2012: 2. competition of jazz ensembles and soloists (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – 1. prize and a recognition award for outstanding artistic impression

  • 2014: Berklee College of Music – The Most Active Mallet Performer Award

  • 2015: EBU European Jazz Competition (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) – finals, Urgent Detergent

     

Television and radio recordings:

  • 2007: HRT – Croatian radio-television (concert with HGM jazz orchestra)

  • 2009: DVD »Welcome To The Club – Twentieth Anniversary Of The BP Club (Vid Jamnik Old Stars, Balwan City Kids)

  • 2009: ORF - Austrian radio (ORF-KONSE Matinee)

  • 2009: Radio Slovenia, 2. station – Val 202 (“Izštekani” Jazoo)

  • 2009: ORF – Austrian television (Marianne Mendt Jazz Gala)

  • 2009: TV Slovenia (National Rudolf Maister Day celebration)

  • 2009: TV Slovenia (St. Nicholas’ concert of Slovenian national radio-television and Rotary Club Ljubljana)

  • 2010: Radio Slovenia (Big band RTV Slovenija)

  • 2011: TV Slovenia (programme “Slovenian Jazz Scene”  (Vid Jamnik Quartet with guests)

  • 2012: RBB – Radio Berlin Brandenburg (The Seven Ages of Man – a suite for choir, percussion group and soloists by Siobhan Lamb; based on a poem by William Shakespeare)

  • 2012: HRT – Croatian radio-television (concert with HGM jazz orchestra – a tribute to Boško Petrović)

  • 2012: Radio Slovenia (concert with Big band RTV Slovenija in the memory of Boško Petrović)

  • 2012: TV Slovenia (concert of the prize winners of the 2. competition of jazz ensembles and soloists)

  • 2012: Radio Slovenia (concert with Toti big band)

  • 2013: Radio Slovenia (Prizma optimizma; guest of Big band RTV Slovenija)

  • 2014: TV Slovenia – programme “Slovenian Jazz Scene”  (Mike Sponza Blues Convention with guests)

  • 2015: Radio Slovenia (You've Got That Swing with Eddie Luis & his Jazz Passengers)

  • 2015: BIRN (Berklee Internet Radio Network) – BIRN Alive (The Gilad Barakan Express)

  • 2015: ORF – Austrian radio (Vid Jamnik Quartet feat. Jim Rotondi at Royal Garden Jazz Club)

  • 2015: Radio Slovenia (Jingle Vibes; with Big band RTV Slovenija)

     

Additional education:

  • 2004: First and second part of elementary synthesizer course (Ravne na Koroškem), professor Gorazd Čepin

  • 2004: State seminar for percussion and afro-latin instruments (Čatež, Slovenia), professors Zlatko Kaučič and Nino Mureškič

  • 2005: First part of intermediate synthesizer course (Ravne na Koroškem), professor Gorazd Čepin

  • 2005-2010: International summer jazz school in Grožnjan (Croatia), professor Boško Petrović

  • 2005-2006: Private jazz lessons, professor Jaka Pucihar

  • 2005: State seminar for percussion and afro-latin instruments (Čatež, Slovenia), professors Zlatko Kaučič and Nino Mureškič

  • 2005: Vibraphone workshop on Vienna conservatory (Vienna, Austria), professor David Friedman

  • 2006: Musical Summer in Maribor (Slovenia) – international summer jazz school, professor Jaka Pucihar

  • 2006: Workshops of composition, improvisation and group playing within the Musical September (Maribor, Slovenia), professors Gal Gjurin, Igor Matkovič

  • 2007: Jazz workshop Propstei St. Gerold (Austria), professor Wolfgang Lackerschmid

  • 2007: 15th Veneto Jazz Summer Jazz Workshop (Bassano del Grappa, Italy), professors Saverio Tasca, David Samuels

  • 2007: Jazz Kamp Kranj (Kranj, Slovenia), professor Boško Petrović

  • 2008: Jazz workshop Propstei St. Gerold (Austria), professor Wolfgang Lackerschmid

  • 2008: 16th Veneto Jazz Summer Jazz Workshop (Bassano del Grappa, Italy), professor Saverio Tasca

  • 2008: generations 08 – Internationales Jazztreffen (international jazz workshop and festival) (Frauenfeld, Switzerland), professors Lewis Nash, Peter Bernstein, Brad Leali, Adrian Mears, Derrick Gardner, Thomas Stabenow, Rob Bargad

  • 2009: Private vibraphone lessons, professor Arthur Lipner

  • 2009: Marimba and percussion master class (Fermo, Italy), professor Nebojša Jovan Živković

  • 2009: Jazz vibraphone workshop (Klagenfurt, Austria), professor Tom Henkes

  • 2010: generations 10 – Internationales Jazztreffen (international jazz workshop and festival) (Frauenfeld, Switzerland), professors Harold Mabern, Joe Farnsworth, Adrian Mears, Eric Alexander

  • 2010 & 2011: Private vibraphone lessons, professor Gary Burton

  • 2011: Vibesworkshop.com jazz vibraphone workshop (Sassenheim, the Netherlands), professors David Friedman, Tony Miceli, Philippe Mace

  • 2011: Jazz vibraphone seminar (Berlin, Germany), professor Dave Samuels

  • 2012: Jazz vibraphone workshop (Berlin, Germany), professor Rob Waring

  • 2012: Vibesworkshop.com jazz vibraphone workshop (Sassenheim, the Netherlands), professors David Friedman, Tony Miceli, Frits Landesbergen

  • 2012: Jazzinty (international music workshop), professor Ratko Zjača

  • 2012: Gary Burton Improvisation Course (12-week Berkleemusic online course), professor Gary Burton

 

Festivals:

Jazz is Back! (Grožnjan 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Mamakabo »Big, big peace« (Moscow 2007), Hrvatski Jazz Sabor (Zagreb 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), Springtime Jazz Fever (Zagreb 2006, 2008, 2009), Nights in old Ljubljana (Ljubljana 2007), Music Caroussell (Zagreb 2008), Marianne Mendt Jazz Festival (St. Pölten 2008, 2009), Jazz in der Altstadt (Salzburg 2008), 6th International Percussion Ensemble Week IPEW (Bjelovar & Zagreb 2009), 5. International jazz festival (Osijek 2009), Together Festival - inn4tler sommer (Ried im Innkreis 2009), Jazz im Generalihof (Graz 2009), AMABILE (Graz 2009), 25. Slovenian music days (Nova Gorica 2010), 20. Spring jazz show (Zagreb 2010), Godibodi (Ljubljana 2010), Festival Lent (Maribor 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014), Jazz Cerkno – 15. festival Keltika (Cerkno 2010), Ausseer Jazz Frühling (Bad Aussee 2011), Jazz Kamp Kranj (Kranj 2011, 2012, 2013), Royal Garden Jazz Club Festival (Graz 2011), 6. International percussion group festival BUMfest (Žalec 2012), Max klub Jazz festival (Velenje 2012), 11. Baladoor Jazz Festival (Koper 2012), Jazz festival Boben in lajna (Ljubljana, 2012), Festival Bled (Bled 2012), Jazzinty (Novo mesto 2012), Jazz Zagorje (Zagorje 2012), European Capital of Culture (Maribor 2012), La Vie en Rose (Ljubljana 2013), Džjezz (Celje 2013, 2015), Free Music Festival (Murter 2013), 11. Vodice Jazz & Blues Festival (Vodice 2013), Trieste Loves Jazz (Trieste 2013, 2014), Altstadtzauber (Klagenfurt 2013), Mozaik Jazz Festival (Velenje 2013, 2014, 2015), Blues to Bop (Lugano 2013), Jazz festival Steyr (2015), North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam 2015), Brosella Festival (Brussels 2015), Umbria Jazz Berklee stage (Perugia 2015), Kamfest (Kamnik 2015), Urbano Dejanje (Ljubljana 2015), Nancy Jazz Pulsations (Nancy 2015), Taichung Jazz Festival (Taichung 2015)

 

Played with:

Jimmy Cobb, Boško Petrović, Jim Rotondi, Duško Gojković, Georgie Fame, Stefan Milenković, David Gazarov, Arthur Lipner, Gianni Basso, Luis Bonilla, Howard Curtis, Adrian Mears, Simone Zanchini, Jure Pukl, Sarah McKenzie, Zlatko Kaučič, Primož Grašič, Aruan Ortiz, Mike Janisch, Bob Margolin, Marianne Mendt, Rob Bargad, Klemens Marktl, Mario Gonzi, Erich Bachträgl, Ewald Oberleitner, Bernd Reiter, Dragan Tabaković, Tonč Feinig, Manfred Josel, Mario Mavrin, Oliver Kent, Daniel Nösig, Marko Črnčec, Big band RTV Slovenija (Slovenian national radio-television big band), JMI Jazz World Orchestra, HGM jazz orchestra …

 

Performed in clubs:

BP Club (Zagreb), Royal Garden Jazz Club (Graz), Jazz Club Gajo (Ljubljana), Jazzkeller Kamot (Klagenfurt), Jazz Club Kammerlichtspiele (Klagenfurt), Stockwerk (Graz), Porgy & Bess (Vienna), the bird's eye jazz club (Basel), Jazz Club Satchmo (Maribor), Sandras Salon (Vienna), Jazzbar Vogler (Munich), Marenzikeller (Leibnitz), Cvetličarna (Ljubljana), Channel Zero (Ljubljana), Klub CD (Ljubljana), Siscia Jazz Klub (Sisak), Etno Klub Zlati Zob (Ljubljana), Slamič (Ljubljana), Jazzkeller (Frankfurt), Jazzclub Sargans (Sargans), Le Pirate (Rosenheim), Café Museum (Passau), Podium (Basel), Sowieso Neukölln (Berlin), Unterfahrt (München)

 

Member of the bands:

  • Urgent Detergent

  • Viva Jazz Forma

  • Vid Jamnik/Ratko Zjaca Duo

  • You've Got That Swing (with Eddie Luis & His Jazz Passengers)

  • Jazz Continuo

  • Mizform Project

  • Ajda Stina Turek Trio