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Lovro Ravbar / Bio


Lovro Ravbar (12/6/1977) is a saxophone player, composer, band leader, recording artist and producer, comfortable with various styles of music. He started to play saxophone at early age of nine at the local music school Krško. Soon he participated with the local wind orchestra, Big Band KK, and the school symphony orchestra.
He studied classical music at SGBS Ljubljana (Conservatory Ljubljana) with prof. Matjaž Drevenšek and graduated in 1998. Until 2005 Lovro Ravbar continued studies of jazz and world music at the Rotterdam’s university for music and dance (HS voor Muziek en Dans) with professors Dick de Graaf, Ben van den Dungen, Benjamin Herman and Piet Noordijk. He participated in workshops of Jerry Bergonzi, Andy Arnol, Dave Liebman, Donald Harrison and many more.
After the six years in the Netherlands he returned to Slovenia holding a master’s degree and had various musical experiences. At the moment he is playing, recording, teaching, composing and producing.

In 2004 Lovro Ravbar won the 1st prize - The best jazz composition of the year at JAZZON 2004.

In Autumn 2008 Lovro Ravbar released his first jazz album – RUSH HOUR (LP glasbena produkcija/Club & Vehicle Productions/Distribution Dallas Records). http://24ur.com/ekskluziv/glasba/prvenec-lovra-ravbarja.html

In April and May 2009 Lovro Ravbar was touring with
EJO (European Jazz Orchestra EJO Tour 2009) as a lead alto and solist, conducted by the great Peter Herbolzheimer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Herbolzheimer). Concerts were broadcasted on many national radio and television stations across Europe.

In July 2013 Lovro Ravbar was touring as solist of Big band KK. The last two concerts were performed at the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival .

In 2013 Lovro Ravbar was on tour with Croatian national radio and television Big band (HRT)

Lovro Ravbar has been recording and performing with his quintet/quartet/trio and various artists, bands and orchestras such as European Jazz Orchestra conducted by Peter Herbolzheimer, Slovenian national radio and television Big band (RTV Slovenia), Croatian national radio and television Big band (HRT), National Radio and television symphony orchestra of Slovenia, Big band of Slovenian army, Big band KK, The Fool Cool Orchestra (www.foolcool.com) Big band of Rotterdams HS voor Muziek en Dans, Big band DOM, Big band Cerknica,
LeeLooJamais (www.leeloojamais.com) (SRF 2004 music award, nominated for MTV music awards Lisboa 2005, Liverpool 2008, Madrid 2010, Best live act of Hitorama 2010 award),
Hans van Oosterhout, Franklin Arrindell, Tashas world (BBC radio award) and Jill Scott (Grammy winner), Rob McConell (triple - Grammy winner), Fool Cool Orchestra (www.foolcool.com) , Izidor Leitinger, Vladko Stefanovski, Simone Zanchini, Ratko Zjača, Ratko Divjak (Prešernova nagrada), Massimo Savić, Brandi Disterheft (Juno award for traditional jazz album of the year 2008), Eric Vloimans, Duško Goykovich, King’s singers (Grammy winner), Owen Hart, Joe Kaplowitz, Eric Durrer, Adonis Rose, Joao Falcato, Tyrone (Incognito), Larry Harlow (Latin president of NYC), Aleksandra Kovac (MTV music awards winner), Trkaj, Spinz, MC Complex, MC Dynamite, Alenka Godec, Rembrandt Frerichs, Peaceful colours, Juicy Juice, DJ Paolo Barbato, DJ Sylvain, Demolition group, Janez Bončina Benč, Alenka Godec, Zoran Predin, Vlado Kreslin and many more. Lovro Ravbar has been playing for audience in Slovenia, Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, Serbia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Poland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Denmark, England, Spain, San Marino and Portugal at the venues and festivals such as North sea jazz festival, Montreux jazz festival, Festival Lent, Festival Exit, Jazzcafé Dizzy Rotterdam, Jazz festival Cerkno, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana, Jazz club Gajo, Jazz club Zagreb, The Famous Jazz Café London and more.

DEMOLITION GROUP Neovangelij (1998)
ORKESTER SV Orkester SV (1999)
LEELOOJAMAIS Pod vplivom (2001)
ANDREJA ZUPANČIČ V deželi Tamtaram (2002)
THE FOOL COOL ORCHESTRA The fool cool vibes (2003)
LEELOOJAMAIS Nextasy (2004)
JAZZON 2006 (2006)
LEELOOJAMAIS Country club music (2007)
GAL GJURIN Srce (2008)
ALENKA GODEC So najlepše pesmi že napisane (2008)
LOVRO RAVBAR Rush hour (2008)
SPINZ This is what it feels like (2009)
NINA OSENAR Missunderstood (2010)
JANEZ BONČINA BENČ Sol, poper in sanje (2010)
2PHAT GENERATION Come2gether (2010)
LEELOOJAMAIS Excuse my imagination (2011)
BIG BAND KK Depeched (2012)
SPINZ 1992 (2013)
SAUSAGES 3-4-5 Dej pel (2013)

General Info

Artist Name
Lovro Ravbar
Home Page
Jazz / Club

Contact Info

Ljubljana, SI

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