The Rock Academy

The Host School is the Rock Academy, Zagreb. The academy, a private school,  is part of a bigger building, the green one as picured at the top of this website. In the building all sorts of cultural activies take place. The group meetings,  the ongoing dialogues and the lectures take place in thebeautiful theater hall on the second floor of the building. On the first floor there are three well equiped studios in which combos will rehearse. The school is placed in a romatic that you have to walk through in order to get to the place. In the park is a little cosy pond giving the park an athosphere of days gone by.

Rock Academy, Park Ribnjak 1, Zagreb


The Elementary School

In the Elementary School, juist outside the park in which the Rock Academy is situated. Three combo rooms are set up in class rooms in the corners of the builing. The rooms are spacious and carry the athmosphere of the place where Croatian children learn to read, write and are tought all other subjects.

The Elementary School,


The Music Academy

The Music Academy, the concervatory of Zagreb, is situated close to the centre of the city. From the outside the daring modern achitecture fits surprisingly well with the traditional surrounding buildings. Inside the Music Acedmy is a beautiful concert hall. A big stage, 270 comfortalble seats, excellent recording and life-streaming facilities, breath taking acoustics, a wonderfull grand piano. No better place in town than the concert hall for the opening concert and the two final concerts of the 2019 IASJ Jazz Meeting.

Music Academy, Trg Republike Hrvatske 12, Zagreb


The Kontesa

The Jazz & Cabaret Club Kontesa is a cabaret type nigh club situated on the corner of the main square in Zagreb. Steep stairs take you to a cellar with comfortable seats, a large bar, and a small stage. Jazz, pop, folk and classical music a regularly on stage but also pole dancing, cabaret, left wing poetry and stand up comedians. During the 2019 IASJ Jazz Meeting some jam session take place that will be spectactular!

Jazz & Cabaret Club Kontesa, Augusta Cesarca 2, Zagreb

Jazz Club Bacchus

Bacchus is a very small, funky jazz cellar in which some jazz sessions take place. No doubt the most 'local' jazz hang out in entire Zagreb.

It is about 20 minutes walk from the host school. The entrance in on one of the main avenues. Once you have entered the beaten up door and walked through the small corridor, a cosy little square is in front of you. To the right are the steep stairs to the cellar.

Inside maybe 40 seats are available. The arched ceiling is just what you expect of what a jazz cellar should be. The acoustics are pretty good, as long as the amps are not crancked up to the max by those who prefer volume over content, and the drummer has good ears.

Friendly volonteers run the place. It is sometimes hard to get their attention. Drinks are cheap and taste cheap but the beer is cold, most of the times. The atmosphere is super friendly and one you will never froget in your life. This is jazz in Zagreb!

Jazz Club Bacchus, Trg Kralja Tomislava 16, Zagreb