Kvarner newsletter / no 7

Liburnia Jazz Festival
Opatija in the rhythm of jazz music

Since 2001, Opatija has played host to the Liburnia Jazz Festival, rated among jazz fans as the biggest jazz festival not only in Croatia, but also in the region because of its unique concept, number of concerts and visitors. This year's festival will include something very special, a performance by one of the best (more)  

This year's eighth Liburnia Jazz Festival takes place between the 4th and 6th of July when Opatija's streets, stages, hotel terraces and even Slatina, the town's beach, will vibrate to the rhythm of jazz. In addition, there will be two mobile stages. The first one is the instantly recognisable tourist bus, which will for this occasion become the Jazz Bus with a band on board playing jazz on its route between Opatija and Rijeka. The second mobile stage is aimed more at those who love the combination of jazz and the sea: the Jazz Boat will ply its route between Opatija and Mošćenička Draga. 
Of approximately twenty concerts in this year's Liburnia Jazz Festival, the one that will certainly attract most visitors is the performance by Eliane Elias, the world-famous Brazilian jazz pianist and singer, scheduled for the 5th of July, together with two other virtuosi – Marc Johnson on contrabass and Adam Nussbaum on drums.
Eliane Elias has won many awards for her vocal and piano performances, as well as for her jazz albums which have made it to the top of the charts in Japan, France, the USA and elsewhere.