John Scofield & Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana   

Lent Festival

John Scofield (el. guitars, bass)
Brad Mehldau (Fender Rhodes, keyboards, piano)
Mark Giuliana (drums)

Pianist Brad Mehldau received the award for best pianist chosen by the readers of Downbeat in the years 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2011 and 2012, from December 2014 up until today he was nominated for five Grammys. For sure jazz, funk and fusion legend John Scofield does not need to be introduce after almost 50 own albums and more than 200 albums with his guest appearance - maybe we should just mention, that he received a Grammy for best instrumental jazz album for Past Present this year. And Mark Giuliana? A unique drummer known for his electronic sound of acoustic drums who essentially characterised David Bowie’s unfortunately last album Blackstar.

Mehldau and Giuliana recorded the album Mehliana in 2014 (label: Nonesuch) which is bursting with creative energy, drum’n’bass rhythms and alien-like keyboards, and was a big surprise for the fans of introverted Mehlduan. No wonder that they named the album "Taming the dragon". What will this duo get cooking for us when joining forces with one of the most influential guitarists of all times? Their summer tour will take them to renowned festivals such as Jazz festival Montreux, North Sea Jazz, to the opera in Vienna and others - but their concert at Lent Festival will not just be the only one in Slovenia: it will be their European premiere!