Jamnik, Vid



Vid Jamnik was born in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia in 1993. He made his first official musical steps in 2001 in the music school in Ravne na Koroškem with professor Davorin Jevšnikar.

In 2005 he visited a summer jazz school in Grožnjan, Croatia, where he met his dear friend and mentor Boško Petrović. Since then vibraphone has been his favorite instrument and jazz his favorite music. He has performed with many renowned musicians and ensembles, including Jimmy Cobb, Boško Petrović Trio, Georgie Fame, Jim Rotondi, Stefan Milenkovich, Simone Zanchini, David Gazarov, Gianni Basso, Dusko Goykovich, Arthur Lipner and the JMI Jazz World Orchestra under the direction of Luis Bonilla.

He studied privately with Gary Burton and participated in workshops led by famous musicians, such as Dave Samuels, Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein, Lewis Nash and Nebojša Jovan Živković. In 2007 he won first place in Euritmia International Young Musicians’ Competition in Udine, Italy, and in 2015 he made it to the finals of the EBU European Jazz Competition in Rotterdam, Holland, with his group Urgent Detergent.

In 2012 Vid graduated from the Carinthian State Conservatorium in Klagenfurt, Austria with an artist’s diploma in jazz studies. In 2011/2012 he participated in a five-month Erasmus student exchange at the Jazz Institut Berlin with professor David Friedman. Since 2013 Vid has been a student at Berklee College of Music in Boston, studying with Ed Saindon, George Garzone, Dave Santoro, Ralph Peterson and many others. He received Berklee’s Most Active Mallet Performer Award in his first semester of studies and was selected for two consecutive years to record for Berklee’s Jazz Revelation Records’ compilation CD featuring best student bands and compositions; those recordings also made it to the compilation Jazz Slovenia 2015, presenting the best of Slovenian jazz. He represented the label at the Umbria Jazz festival in Italy and in 2015 Vid Jamnik Quintet toured in France on behalf of the college. In the past couple of years he toured Taiwan twice with the Miszform Project, presenting a unique fusion of traditional Taiwanese music and jazz.

He is a leader or member of several different groups: Urgent Detergent, Vid Jamnik & the Mediterranean Connection, Vid Jamnik/Ratko Zjača Duo, Vid Jamnik Quartet, You've Got That Swing (with Eddie Luis & His Jazz Passengers), Jazz Continuo, Miszform Project and Ajda Stina Turek Trio. 

Vid Jamnik - A Wave of Green

Miszform @ Tainan & Munich

At 3 o'Clock