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European Jazz Conference 2017

Artbeaters are one of the few chosen jazz formations to represent Slovenia at 2017 European Jazz Conference.

Friday, 22.09.17 @ 23:00
Club CD, Cankarjev Dom

58. Ljubljana Jazz Festival

This years Ljubljana Jazz Festival will host Artbeaters: Life Compass On! in prime time show just before Archie Shepp Tribute To Coltrane concert.

Friday, 30.06.17 @ 19:30
Linhart Hall, Cankarjev Dom

Big Band RTVSlo with Artbeaters

For a very special occasion new album Life Compass On! will be arranged for large ensemble. SiTi Theatre will host this amazing project featuring collaboration between Big Band RTV Slovenia and Artbeaters.

This one-time project can not be missed! Show will start at 20:00 on 26.05.17.

Int. Jazz Day LIVE Stream

Life Compass On! will go Live on International Jazz Day. Artbeaters concert will be widely broadcasted on many European Jazz Radios which collaborate in International Jazz Day network.

30.04.17 at 20:00. Welcome at Studio 26 RTV Slovenia or stream LIVE video and audio.

Life Compass On! LIVE Concert Stream

TUNE Into Live Stream on 18.01.17 at 20:00. Broadcast from Studio Hendrix - RTV Radio KOPER with Life Compass On! full concert.

New Album: Life Compass On!

Members of the new group are happy to announce release of second Artbeaters album Life Compass On! featuring: Peter Ugrin - violin, Marko Cepak Maki - guitar, Ales Ogrin - Piano, Ilj Pusnik - bass, Janez Gabric - drums

For listening all album songs please visit Recordings section. To order CD: Please send email to theartbeaters@gmail.com

Click HERE for Official video teaser.

Work In Progress For New Album

We are intensely working on new album. Writing and rehearsing new music and new ideas. Expect something completely different! For now we can only say: Very strong story and very strong message. Stay tuned!

Veronica's tales Jazz Festival

On 19th June Artbeaters will be part of a legacy night and will play just before Sun Ra Arkestra on Veronica's Tales Jazz Festival celebrating 100th anniversary of their founder Sun Ra birth.

European Jazz Contest

We were selected to participate on European Jazz Contest in Milan, Italy.

New Photos Added

Take a look at 2 new photo albums in Media section from a Concert with Christian Howes and from our latest Concert in Kamnik where our guest was Gregor Ftičar on Piano.

Christian Howes Workshop

On 13.-14. December Artbeaters will feature famous jazz violinist Christian Howes. Christian will hold jazz workshop for string instruments in Slovenia/Ljubljana. Feel free to JOIN HERE.

On the last days of workshop (14.12.) Christian will perform a concert with Artbeaters in Prulcek Bar.

Welcome to join workshop or listen concert!

Project is supported by Ministry Of Culture Of Slovenia and JSKD MOL.

Summer 2013 Shows

For Summer 2013 concerts please check Dates section.
We are happy to announce that we are part of Nisville Jazz Festival

On 3 days intense festival program we will hit the stage just before the main star of the Festival Ron Carter


We had a blast concert season! Every now and than we made a surprise.... And one of the main surprise elements was also when we featured our friends guests-musicians on shows:

# Very talented keyboard player Rok Zalokar
# Mature and colorful young vocalist Nina Strnad
# Killin' tenor player Lenart Krecic
# Famous Slovenian Rock Star Janez Boncina Benc

Please refer to Media/Photo section to see them performing with us!

Positive Album Reviews!

We have received two very positive international reviews for our album:

JazzMann Famous UK Jazz Reviews by JazzMann.

SKJAZZ Famous Slovakian Jazz Reviews by Patrick Spanko.

New Album

We are happy to announce release of our debut album Garden Of Adventure.

On the album you can find 10 freshly and diversely composed songs written by Jan Gregorka and Peter Ugrin. All 10 tracks were recorded in just 3 days and combine together total length of 72 min.

Album features two special guest: Opening song "Garden Of Adventure" feature Behrang Azhdari (Iranian multi-instrumentalist) on saz, vocals and spoken word. Enclosing song "East To West" feature Brooklyn-NY native rap performer iLLspokinn.

For listening all album songs please visit Recordings section. To order CD: Please send email to theartbeaters@gmail.com

New Site Launched

!!!! We are very happy to launch our new website !!

Designed by Grega Novak
Developed by Klen Copic Pucihar

Cover Photo By: Benjamin Kovac
All Other Photos By: Irena Herak