august, 2020

21aug17:3018:00Davor Hrvoj (CRO) - Jazz Music (photo exhibition)vernisage of photo exhibition17:30 - 18:00 Kasárne/Kulturpark, Kukučínova 2

Event Details

V galérii Alfa Vám predstavíme fotografie hudobného promotéra, publicstu a milovníka jazzu, pravidelného návštevníka našho podujatia Davora Hrvoja z Chorvátska.

Davor Hrvoj was born on July 17, 1960 in Zagreb, where he graduated from high school and studied at the Faculty of Physical Education, department for teachers. As a freelance journalist he is permanent member of the Croatian Journalists‘ Association in which he is a member of the Journalists‘ Council of Honour, the Croatian Musical Union, the Croatian Composers‘ Society and the Croatian Association of Independent Artists.

His career in journalism began in the mid 1980s as an assistant on the show Jazz štand (Jazz stand) on the famous Radio 101, which he edited and managed in the late eighties. At the end of the 1980s he began working as an associate on Croatian Radio. Since 1993, he is the author and host of the show Vrijeme za jazz (Time for jazz) at the 3rd program of the Croatian Radio. Since 2013, he is the author and host of the show Cro-jazz at the 3rd program of the Croatian Radio. From 2003 to 2006 he was the author and host of the show Po vašem izboru – Hrvatski jazz (Your choice – Croatian Jazz) at the 1st program of the Croatian Radio.

From 1998 to 2018, he has worked as a reporter and host of the show Vrijeme je za jazz (It’s time for Jazz), and since 2017 he is a journalist on the show Svijet jazza (World Jazz), both at the Croatian Television.

In 1990s, he begins publishing his articles in newspapers, first in the newspaper Oko, and then in the Jutarnji list, Vijenac, Zarez, Status, Focus, IQ, KOOX, Mega muzika, Croatia Review, Metropolitan, Gloria, INZG, Luxury Living and others. Currently, he writes for the daily newspaper Novi List, and magazines such as Cantus (he was the editor of jazz and popular music section for years, and since June 2006 also chief editor and editor for photography), WAM and Hi-Fi.

He is the editor of a Croatian jazz website ( and also associate on popular web portals Soundguardian,, Ravno do dna and

He was an associate author of articles on jazz music and photos in Zagreb Lexicon of the Lexicographic Institute Miroslav Krleza published in two volumes in 2006. For the national addendum to the great illustrated encyclopedia “Music” by British publisher Dorling Kindersley, published by Mozaik knjiga in Croatian translation, he wrote the text about jazz and blues in Croatia, for which he also published the photographs he made.

He was a member of the international jury for the award of the European Jazz Prize and a member of the art council of the international project Hitch of Music Exchange. He is a member of the expert commission for the Porin Music Prize awarded by the Croatian Music Union. He is a member of the Annual award committee of the Croatian Composers‘ Society.

He was a member of the Cultural Council of Music of the City of Zagreb and a member of the Cultural Council of the City of Sisak. In this moment he is vice president of the Cultural Council for music and performing arts of the City of Rijeka.

In 2010, he received special plaque by Hrvatske blues snage (Croatian Blues Forces) for many years of systematic promotion of blues music. In 2015. by the decision of Polish Minister of Culture he is awarded with medal Zasłużony dla Kultury Polskiej (Meritorious for the Polish Culture).

He is artistic director of jazz manifestations organized by Croatian Composers‘ Society (festivals: and, and a series of concerts He is a member of the Programming Committee of the Music Biennale Zagreb. He is the director of Jazz Lab project by Jeunesses Musicales Croatia, Music Academy in Zagreb and Student Center of the University in Zagreb.

In addition to articles in newspapers, magazines and websites, he also publishes photographs. As the author of photography – portraits of jazz musicians – he took part in collective exhibitions and many solo exhibitions.

He published a books Jazz Reflections (Radio 101, 2001), Jazz Connections (Menart, 2010), Jazz Vibrations (Menart, 2011) covering conversations with famous jazz musicians and their photographs, and Life as a Jam Session – autobiography of Boško Petrović (Menart, 2012) – autobiography of Croatian most prominent jazz musician, a great lover and fighter for jazz in Croatia, Boško Petrović.


(Friday) 17:30 - 18:00



Kukučínova 2

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