Kvarner newsletter / no 17

Jazz Boat
Listen, see, taste…

The ninth Liburnia Jazz Festival is a supreme jazz event that takes place in Opatija from the 3rd to the 5th of July. This year's festival features something very special: a Jazz Boat that will cruise around the Opatija Riviera, offering visitors a unique experience for the ears, the eyes and the palate!

For all jazz lovers, who are traditionally visiting Opatija during the Liburnia Jazz festival to listen to some of the most eminent jazz performers from Croatia and abroad, an additional attraction on the 4th and 5th of July will be the Jazz Boat, which starts from the harbour of Opatija at 7.30 p.m., cruises around Opatija Riviera and brings visitors to Opatija's Open Air Theatre at 9 p.m. when central concerts of the festival begin.
Apart from enjoying drinks and traditional sweets of the region, the passengers on the Jazz Boat will also have the chance to listen to some great jazz music. On Saturday the 4th of July, the Jazz Boat will host performances by the Denis Razz Quartet. The leader of the Quartet is Denis Razumović Razz, Croatian jazz saxophonist who likes to play in a quick tempo, but his repertoire also includes some ballads. The performers on the next day are Spart Jazz Group, a band made up of the legendary guitarist Spartaco Črnjarić and other jazz musicians from Kvarner who will be playing jazz evergreens.
A ride on the Jazz Boat is an ideal introduction to other concerts within the Liburnia Jazz Festival, but also a unique opportunity for visitors to experience Opatija Riviera in a different way – with all senses.