RTV Slovenia Big Band
|Big Band RTV Slovenija|
|Tavčarjeva 17, SI-1550 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 475 2111|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 475 2315|
|Managed by||Music Production Unit, RTV Slovenia|
|Patrik Greblo, Head|
- 23 January 2013
programme (RTV Slovenia Big Band) conducting the HRT Jazz Orchestra at in ,
The establishment of the orchestra and its early successes can be largely be attributed to Postojna Cave in June 1945. As early as Autumn 1945 the orchestra was officially taken under the auspices of Radio Ljubljana as the Radio Ljubljana Dance Orchestra. During the years of socialism, Adamič subtly enriched his music with jazz elements, remaining the orchestra's conductor until the early 1960s. The most prominent soloists of that period were , , , , , , and producers and .(1912–1995), a conductor and composer who led his own orchestra during World War II. Immediately after the war he reassembled the band and organised its first public appearance at the reopening of the
From 1961 the orchestra was conducted by piano and vibraphone player(1937–1998), a composer and arranger of excellence. During this period the orchestra dominated the music scene within the former Yugoslavia, gaining high recognition abroad (including the prize of the German Deutsche Phono Akademie in 1978 for best record). Leading soloists included , , , , , , , (as the first trumpet player), , , and .
In 1992 the orchestra was taken over by, together with , , , , and some others. Since 2002 has been the Artistic Director and Manager. The orchestra's current soloists include , , , , , , , , , and .
In the 2011/12 season the RTV Slovenia Big Band performed regularly in Jazz Club Mons. In a cycle of six concerts the orchestra cooperated with famous Slovene artists, , , , , , and .
The orchestra has frequently hosted leading musicians from abroad, including some of the biggest jazz conductors (Peter Herbolzheimer, Mercer Ellington, Maria Schneider, Jerry van Rooyen, Carla Bley, Herb Pomeroy, Mathias Raegg, Miljenko Prohaska, David Murray, George Lewis, Bill Holman, Michael Abene, Bob Mintzer, Ed Partyka, Mike Westbrook, Izidor Leitinger) and soloists (Clark Terry, Stjepko Gut, Johnny Griffin, Ack van Rooyen, Toots Thielemens, N. H. Pedersen, Jiggs Whigham, Albert Mangelsdorf, Bobby Shew, Mario Gonzi, Duško Gojkovć, Bosko Petrović, John Riley). Since 1997 first trumpet has been played by one of the best European "screamers", Andy Pesendorfer.
- TV Slovenia Big Band website (in Slovenian with some English)