ROBERT JUKIČ

 

“An artist who is breaking prejudices.” GLASNA


“Robert Jukič is in a forceful creative swing.” ODZVEN


“The quartet proved itself as a tight unit with an excitingly solid and playful rhythm section and multilayered solistic parts.“ Primorski vAL


“They’ve been together for four years and have clearly developed a strong rapport... with Robert’s nine originals giving them plenty of space to take chances and spread their wings.” JAZZTODAY


“Jukič was the one to address the material, which was the basis for innovation, with the most mojo.” DNEVNIK


“The CD is a stylistic triumph and comes up spades in its execution.” ALLABOUTJAZZ


“Life must be lived, and Robert’s "LIFE" must be heard.” CONCERTO


“Suggestive, dramatic and utmost original!” RADIO STUDENT


“Surprise? A very big one!” ODZVEN


“Some of the most wonderful music i’ve heard in a long time!” bandcamp

3:rma: A well-paved road, MBU, 2022

Katalena: Kužne pesmi, PIV, 2021

Nanook o Vagabundo, Um e Ninguem, TFNOV, 2021

Ratko Divjak & Friends: For 70 years, Nika, 2020

Prva vrsta, ZKP RTV Slovenija, 2020

Tjaša Fabjanlčič: Miniature, Session Work Records, 2020

Tonč Feinig: Shine, Feinig, 2019

Adam Klemm Banda: Instant pleasure, ZKP RTV Slovenija, 2019

Music Slovenia: Jazz 2019, Sigic 2019

Igor Matković: Ephemeral Lake, Modigo, 2018

SlepaKura: Odprta sezona lova na politike, Nika, 2018

Jazz Club Gajo: Live sessions 2017, JCG Records, 2017

Monome, Velenje Remixed, Magnatune, 2017

Vita Mavrič, Sprehod, Street13, 2017

Tonč Feinig Trio, 2, ToncToneRecords, 2016

Femi Temowo, The music is the feeling, Engines Imprint, 2016

Jadranka Juras, Paris Honey, Nika, 2016

AAJF, TonctoneRecords, 2015

Jazz 2015, SIGIC, 2015

Adam Klemm, Nostalgija, Celinka, 2015

Jani Moder's Brain Blender, Abacus, ZKP RTV SLO, 2014

Nana Miličinski, Od tod do vesolja, ZKP RTV SLO, 2014

Peter Lovšin, Moj pogled na svet, KUD Strela, 2014

Cvetober, Celinka, 2014

Lignit 3, ŠŠKV, 2014

Bojan Sedmak, Mešani na žarkih, Akord Records, 2014

Chilli space 10, Chilli, 2013

Mathias Ruppnig, Spinning, Session Work Records, 2013

Lana Is, In your head, Session Work Records, 2013

Tjaša Fabjančič, Pripovedi, Session Work Records, 2013

Uršula Ramoveš in fantje z jazbecova grape, Talisman, Celinka, 2013

Igor Matkovič, Sonic motion, Celinka, 2012

Žiga Murko, Island, SP, 2012

Zontag, Februar 2012, TMM, 2012

EMJO Live in Coimbra, Clean Feed, 2011

Andy Middleton, Three hearts, three minds, Alessa Records, 2011

Maya, Čas za nas, Reflektor, 2011

Stephanie Hacker, Sensibility, Dominante Records, 2011

Bob Dylan Project, USEmbassy, 2011

Jazz Slovenia, Sigic, 2011

Etno Slovenia, Sigic, 2011

Mahan Mirarab, The persian side of jazz, Kamino Records, 2010

Jure Pukl, The long run, ORF, 2010

Flip Philipp Ed Partyka Dectet, Hair of the dog, ATS Records, 2010

Bernd Reiter Quartet, Live at the Jazzland, TBC, 2009

Robert Jukič "Jazzon" Quintet, Jazzon VII, Goga Musica, 2009

Jazz Club Gajo, Live sessions, JCGR, 2009

Lana & Flip, The Dust of a Week, Noise McCartney Records, 2008

Kaja Draksler, Akropola, Goga Musica, 2008

Flip Philipp, Cult, ATS Records, 2008

Fine Noise, Fuzzroom, PAO Records, 2008

Črt Remic, First take, Multi records, 2008

Gašper Bertoncelj "Jazzon" Sekstet, Jazzon VI, Goga Musica, 2008

Katja Šulc, Mila, Sanje, 2008

Jani Kovačič, Vošč in kolede, Mladina, 2008

Adam Klemm, Hot Coolen, Sensor Records, 2007

Jure Pukl, Sound pictures, Goga musica, 2007

Flip Philipp Ed Partyka Dectet, Opium, FP records, 2007

Igor Lumpert "Jazzon" Quintet, Jazzon V, Goga Musica, 2007

Take the duck, Live at umit, Central Station Music, 2006

Lovro Ravbar "Jazzon" Sekstet, Jazzon IV, Goga Musica, 2006

Andrej Srakar, Šest poti, Goga Musica, 2006

Jure Pukl "Jazzon" kvintet, Jazzon III, Goga Musica, 2005

Jure Pukl "Jazzon" kvintet, Jazzon II, Goga Musica, 2004

Jazz Club Gajo, Live sessions, JCGR, 2004

Lara Jankovič, Pred vami stojim gola, ZKPRTV, 2004

Nude, Nekje vmes, ZKPRTV, 2004

The Christmas Band, For you, Extraplatte, 2004

Power Dancers, Šakalaka, Nika Records, 2004

Jure Pukl, The wizard, Goga musica, 2003

6 Pack Čukur, Keramičarska lirika, Menart Records, 2003

Lignit, 2, Plac records, 2002

6 Pack Čukur, Ne se čudit, Menart Records, 2001

Rok'n'band, Brez dvoma, ZKPRTV, 2000

Funk You, Intro, Menart Records, 1999

Peter Lovšin, Dan odprtih vrat, Big Bang, 1999

Lignit, 1, Plac records, 1998

DISCOGRAPHY

PRESS QUOTES


And like Caminos the gloria the music (on IZZA) falls into a loose free-bop style, with the lack of piano or guitar giving the band a nice ‘open’ sound. They’ve been together for four years and have clearly developed a strong rapport with Robert’s nine originals giving them plenty of space to take chances and spread their wings. Pete Butchers, IZZA @ jazztoday.co.uk, 2022



(…) Life must be lived, and Robert’s "LIFE" must be heard (…) LIFE @ Concerto, 2013


Jukič was the one to address the material, which was the basis for innovation, with the most mojo. Together with guitarist Jani Moder, trumpeter Igor Matković and drummer Žiga Kožar they molded roughly and delicately, funky and meditatively. They connected the fragments of jazz tunes in a sparkful way. With plenty of electric bass they sounded contemporary, strangely dance-like, almost trendy. GOMME DE JOUR @ Dnevnik, 2016



Such a rich list of vocalists hasn’t been assembled in one place in a long time. Finding so many beautiful songs in one place is even harder, songs rich in music and words. What a world Robert carries inside him! ŽENSKE is a geniously thought through project and Jukič, if anyone, is giving back the shine to the slovenian music. ŽENSKE @ Jazzetna, 2015


This album can easily be qualified as a great accomplishment with a head-spinning number of top artists. ŽENSKE @ Novice, 2015


The audacity of such a project is rare in our country. This record is bold and unique, split between the sound and likeability of pop and boldness and improvisational freedom of jazz. ŽENSKE @ Delo, 2015


In times when media supports watching and not listening to music, Jukič’s record coudln’t be further from “sensibilities” of contemporary media, which is one of it’s virutes. Conceptual projects never were a label for sales - Jukič’s body artistic opus bears a different weight. LIFE @ Odzven, 2013


LIFE is a document of Jukič’s spiritual and personal maturity, not only as an artist, but as a personality. LIFE is an absolute step up in maturity of his artistry from his previous work by this fruitful artist who doesn’t seize to thrill and surprise. Robert confirms once again his ability to create in every musical sphere, one could say beyond musical spheres. He controls these spheres in a masterly way with extraordinary aesthetic sense of genre crossover and the result of that is this new and unique jewel of musical artistry. An element of extraordinary surprise that “shocks” the listener in whole. LIFE @ Rockline, 2013


(…) Robert persuades and excites with a clear and very universal musical vision. (...) that is the proof of wideness of his musical horizons and how cleverly he moves in the musical enivronment that he occpies. (...) LIFE is in a great record in all aspects. Bold but also mature and completely succesful.  LIFE @ Pogledi 2013


(...) with pursuance and intense artistic creation and development comes age of maturity, Jukič’s LIFEis definitely announcing that (...) it is an excellent pick of artistic “literature” which opens even the most shut eyes. LIFE @ Naš Čas, 2013


(…) A collision of jazz, classical, operetic and other ambients, all working together as a musical orgainsm. (...) LIFE @ Playboy,2013


The connective chemistry between the bearers of KRAMP is amazing, this is definitely a jewel on the slovenian musical horizon, but also on the world map. A hidden jewel, simple as that. DOBROTE IZ SKRINJE ZAROTE is such a unique record, that’s why the “sequel” of that jewel in a live setting can’t sound any different than unique and unrepeatable. KRAMP is a perfect example of an artist challenging his talent and genius wiothout following trends and presets. A textbook of excellent stage culmitnation of a musical genius and masterly interpretation of his vision! KRAMP @ Rockline, 2012


The CD is a stylistic triumph and comes up spades in its execution! OPERATION CHARLIE @ AllAboutJazz, 2012


After RADIO and JAZZ FOR MASSES, OPERATION CHARLIE is again very conceptual and musicaly creative record. OPERATION CHARLIE @ Pogledi, 2011


OPERATION CHARLIE is an organic mixture of otherwise different influences, but there are plenty of fresh accomplishments which is why Jukič and his band is to be taken seriously and without music-ideological prejudices. OPERATION CHARLIE @ Odzven, 2011


A feast from the excellent mixed native/international line-up! OPERATION CHARLIE @ Radio Študent, 2011


(…) he addressed the matter completely differently and endlessly more creatively. Together with his coworkers they executed the hard task with excellence!, OPERATION CHARLIE @ Večer, 2011


We then heard one of this year’s best performances, even more exciteful because it was presented by a local musician! The credit for this goes undoubtedly to Jukič who has, like Mingus, succeeded to squeeze the sound of a big band out of a quintet, as well as to great musicians.

OPERATION CHARLIE @ Odzven, 2011


After many years local musicians together with the italian fox sounded like a whirlwind jazz band with excellent scraping of rich and universal heritage. Jukič stands on the stage wanting to give, carefully direct and encourage his musicians, driving them with his dirty and meaty sound that breaks through. A very nice surprise of the evning. OPERATION CHARLIE @ Dnevnik, 2011


It is perfectly executed and it offers great music and lyrics in abundance. Jukič’s view of the condition of the human spirit is unusually mature and precise and at the same time written in very literal way, which give it an added value. The media would be full of praise, if a record like this was to be released in the USA, and justly so. In our parts such a thing isn’t possible with media focusing on corrupt and immature politicans or on those who think they are stars because they decided so. None of them can be helped. Robert’s record is amazing and will stay amazing even when everything else ends on the junkyard of history. DOBROTE IZ SKRINJE ZAROTE @ Polet, 2011


Suggestive, dramatic and utmost original. DOBROTE IZ SKRINJE ZAROTE @ Radio Študent, 2011


Surprise? A very big one! DOBROTE IZ SKRINJE ZAROTE @ Odzven, 2011


Robert’s double album is a set of great accomplishments! DOBROTE IZ SKRINJE ZAROTE @ Novice, 2011


The project is definitely unique. A mixture of soundtrack-like backgrounds, spoken words and blues/story-stylistical approach is something we didn’t expect from a “jazz” guy. DOBROTE IZ SKRINJE ZAROTE @ Rockline, 2011


They perfectly painted a picture of a land where John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Johnny Cash and Nick Cave walk around to music of Ennio Morricone. KRAMP @ Delo, 2011


(Robert is an) artist who is breaking prejudices. DOBROTE IZ SKRINJE ZAROTE @ Glasna, 2011


Robert Jukič is in a forceful creative swing. DOBROTE IZ SKRINJE ZAROTE @ Odzven, 2011


This is the right record for you if you want quality, surprises and swim in different sonic waters than those offered by MSM. DOBROTE IZ SKRINJE ZAROTE @ Stop, 2011


Robert has surprised us with his colors and his energy! JR5+ feat. Miles Griffith concert review @ Infoglasbeni, 2010


The multi-genre becomes a new style through the variety of compositions which gives the record a durability that doesn’t lose it’s power even after many listenings. RADIO @ Concerto, 2010


The bassist and composer shines with his unbelievable stylistic wideness on his double record. JAZZ FOR MASSES @ Concerto, 2010


RADIO is an excellently conceived record which in a very thought-through way shows a cross-section of music without time or style restrictions. The attentive listener is sucked into listening again and again discovering it’s curiosities. Jukič succeeds in creating a strong concept and also a specific identity, which promises more in the light of further development. RADIO @ Radio Študent, 2010

ABOUT


Born and raised in Slovenia, Robert started out as a teenager playing acoustic guitar, switching to electric bass and later to double bass. He got his master degree in double bass at the jazz department of the University for music in Graz.


Robert has been performiNg live and recording since his high school days. He has a wide variety of musical interests, that’s why he is called for playing by many artists across different genres.


In his projects he contInues to open new doors to find fresh inspirations.


Robert plays with and writes music for small and large ensembles (JAZZON COMPOSTIONAL AWARD 2008), theater, dance productions, interdisciplinary artists...

PHOTOS top to bottom BY PETER PURGAR, JAN, PETRA CVELBAR, JAN

COLLABORATIONS / PERFORMANCES


Mario Gonzi, Adrien Mears, Owen Hart JR., Jim Rotondi, Oliver Kent, Flip Phillip, Ed Partyka, Martin Reiter, Maja Jaku, Renato Chicco, Jonathan Blake, Nicole Henry, Owen Howard, Howard Curtis, Andy Middleton, Femi Temowo, Jure Pukl, Deborah Brown, Klemens Marktl, Daniel Noesig, Pietro Iodice, Charlie Jurković, Antoine Drye, Maya, Katja Šulc, Miles Griffith, Danny Grisset, Michi Erian, Karen Asatrian, Luboš Šramek, Sheila Cooper, Burak Bedikyan, Christian Havel, Herwig Gradischnig,  Axel Mayer, Irina Karamarković, Mia Znidarič, Toine Thys, Steve Klink, Igor Bezget, Jeremy Dumont, Vincent Thekal, Tonč Feinig, Hanka Gregušova, Renne Manning, Luis Bonilla, Charlie Miklin, Ratko Divjak, Heinrich Von Kalnein, Marco Quarantotto, Joris Dudli, Kaja Draksler, EMILIA MARTENSSON, Igor Matković, Milan Stanisavljević, Take The Duck, Marko Churnchetz, Ana Bezjak, Lojze Kranjčan, Jani Kovačič, Dušan Novakov, Simone Kopmajer, Kristina Oberžan, Andjelko Stupar, Roland Wesp, Adam Klemm, Igor Lumpert, Gasper Bertoncelj, Vladimir Kostadinovic, Jaka Kopač, Christian Salfellner, Stephanie Hacker, Vesna Petković, Lana Cenčić, Aljoša Jerič, Stephane Spira, Dusko Goykovich, Vanja Kevrešan, Drago Gajo, Peter Mihelič, Daniele d`Agaro, Tony Pancella, Rob Bargad, Reinhard Winkler, Jani Moder, Samo Šalamon, Michael Lagger, European Movement Jazz Orchestra, Generations international youth band, Big Band RTV Slovenia, Peter Lovšin, Balladero, Jadranka Juras... Mestno gledališče Ljubljansko, Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana, Mladen Stropnik, Ana Pandur, Urška Centa, Jazzinty, JazzIsBack - Groznjan, CreativeJazzClinic Velenje, Jazz Workshop - Festival Bled, KGB Ljubljana...


FESTIVALS AND CLUBS in Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Georgia, Croatia, Italy, Israel, France, Japan, Kosovo Republic, Luxembourg, Morocco, Hungary, Germany, The Netherlands, Russia, Slovakia, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine, Great Britain, USA, Portugal, Quatar, Turkey…