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Jani Moder was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and moved back to Slovenia when he was 3 years old. He started playing classical guitar when he was 8 years old and took lessons for 10 years. He graduated from jazz guitar with honors at Karntner LandesKonservatorium in Klagenfurt, Austria. At audition in Paris he received scholarship for prestigious Berklee College of Music and received scholarship from Slovene ministry of culture. At Berklee he was recipient of Stephen D. Holland Award for outstanding musicianship and graduated with honors in 2 years. He was also chosen among 10 students to sign a contract with Berklee’s Jazz revelation records where he is featured on the Cd called Common Ground


Ground Rituals

Label: Klopotek
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Promise of Spring; Aitar; Grounding; Old Tale / Stara Basen; Pulsar Snivat; As Ice / Koled; New Life.


Article: Album Review

Jani Moder, Igor Matković, Jošt Drašler, Zlatko Kaućić: Ground Rituals

Read "Ground Rituals" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Registrato dal vivo nel giugno del 2021 al jazz club Stala di Lokev, in Slovenia appena fuori dal confine triestino, questo album documenta un'improvvisazione di un quartetto di musicisti diversi per generazione e per frequentazioni musicali, magicamente simpatetici nonostante (o, forse, proprio grazie a) il loro essere per la prima volta assieme su un palco.


The Path of 01

Label: Modigo Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Analog Chief; Emptiness; Catcher (E.l.a.); Are we digital?; Flashback; Time to Leave the Party; Saltobeat; Cowboi; Miss Feather.


Article: Album Review

Ecliptic: The Path of 01

Read "The Path of 01" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Slovenian jazz guitarist Jani Moder composed all of the music for this project, but it is arranged by the band, and is very much a group sound. Only trumpeter Igor Matković appeared on Moder's previous release Jani Moder's Brain Blender: Abacus (ZKP RTV SLO, 2014), but his role here has expanded from guest to a significant ...


Gomme de jour

Released: 2016
Track listing: The days of guns and roses; Treasure island; This gun for hire; Gone with the wind; The untouchables; Time bandits; Ship of fools; Whatever works; The way of the dragon; From Russia with love; The days of nuns and moses.



Label: Rtv Slovenija, Zkp
Released: 2015
Track listing: Horizon T; Fixation; Venus Radius; Muhina; Abacus; Aras; Bulletproof Turtle; Equilibrium; Deleted Future; Above the Surface.


Article: Album Review

Jani Moder's Brain Blender: Abacus

Read "Abacus" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Jani Moder's Brain Blender plays what can only be described as “classic fusion." Bandleader/guitarist Moder attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Presumably his bandmates do not possess the same international credentials, but only the dual Slovenian/English credits on the CD case would give that away. It is truly international music, with a sound and technical ...


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