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Jure Pukl

Jure Pukl One of the most profilic and creative saxophonists of the younger Slovene jazz generation, Pukl obtained university education abroad. Having completed music high school in Slovenia, he studied classical saxophone at the Vienna Music Academy, and jazz saxophone in Vienna as well as at the Haag Conservatory of Music. Jure then won a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he pursued his studies with masters such as Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Dave Santoro, Greg Hopkins and Ed Tomassi. He completed his masters degree in music at the Graz Academy of Music. Throughout his studies Pukl performed and recorded extensively, being engaged in his own projects, as well as working with a number of Slovene and foreign jazzmen, such as Maceo Parker, Esperanza Spalding, Aaron Goldberg, Jeremy Pelt, Jamire Williams, Howard Curtis, Renato Chicco, Bosko Petrovic, Johnatan Blake, Francisco Mela, Miles Griffith, Aruan Ortiz, Mike Janisch and orchestras like Big Band RTV Slovenija, European Jazz Orchestra, European Movement Jazz Orchestra, Vienna Saxophone Quartet, NouveleCousine, Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, Studio Dan and many others. His music has won him many awards; among others the 2005 first Jury Prize and Best Composition Audience Award at the Jazzon International Music Workshop and Festival in Novo mesto, Slovenia. In his auctorial projects, such as the Virus quintet (receive rave reviews, among others on the influential Allaboutjazz Web portal) Pukl dedicates himself to modern interpretations of jazz. What he creates is a unique type of modern jazz, avantgarde, free jazz and impressionistic contemporary music performed with a great deal of knowledge and love, giving prominence to the interplay between band members. He already published 5 CD’s under his own name, the second last one came out on Vienna’s national radio-TV music label ORF and was recorded live at the famous Graz jazz club Stockwerk and the last one EARchitecture on Session Wrok Rec in Vienna. He is also featured on more than 25 CD projects as a sideman.

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Reviews “In art, the past serves as a reminder to present generations concerning verities that go beyond time and place, in this case musical truths that are universal and eternal. Passion, energy, sincerity are virtues we hear in the music of masters, alongside the specifics of musicianship. Already as a young artist, Jure Pukl has absorbed these aspects as well as the language of the “avantgarde” movement that began in earnest in the mid 1960’s in Europe and America. He has conceived the music with artists who understand the roots of this style. When a young musician looks back to the legacy, absorbs the salient points and places them in a contemporary context, you have a quality statement that will be rewarding to listener and musicians alike far into the future. Jure has done his homework.” by DAVID LIEBMAN, USA 2008

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Broken Circles

Whirlwind Recordings
2020

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Doubtless

Whirlwind Recordings
2018

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EARchitecture

Sessionwork Records
2010

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The Long Run. Live...

Left Sided Music Productions
2010

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Hair Of The Dog

ATS Records
2010

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