30. July / 21:00h

Zmaj Orko Star

As part of the Barone Jazz Festival, on July 30th, the renowned and award-winning musicians gathered in the band Zmaj Orko Star, composed of Zoran Majstorović, Borko Rupena, and Toni Starešinić, will perform in front of the audience at Barone Fortress in Šibenik!

The band was formed during the pandemic, and these three exceptional jazz musicians, winners of numerous awards for their work, explore the boundaries of the universe, their earthly roots, and the energy of movement in their trio. They discover new bridges guided by intuition, inspired by the moment, and with a completely free spirit. Is it jazz or is it rock? Such questions are unnecessary, but the answers will come at the concert on July 30th at 9 pm at Barone Fortress!


Zoran Majstorović (guitar, percussion) is a jazz and ethno guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer, and producer. Throughout his rich career, in addition to performing with many Croatian musicians, he has had the opportunity to record or perform with world-renowned jazz and ethno musicians such as Joe Locke, Reginald Veal, Bruce Ditmas, Klaus Gesing, Rob Bargad, John Stowell, Anthony Pinciotti, Mihaly Dresch, Asaf Sirkis, Michael Erian, Yoshio Machida, U.T. Gandhi, Francesco Bearzatti, Eldar Saparayev, Iva Bittova, Jimmy Weinstein, and many others. He is also the recipient of the "Status" award as the most prominent Croatian ethno instrumentalist, the "Damir Dičić" award as the most prominent Croatian jazz guitarist, and the "Miroslav Sedak Benčić" award as the most prominent Croatian jazz composer. He is a multiple winner of the "PORIN" award, a regular member of the Croatian Composers' Society, and a member of the Croatian Society of Composers.

Toni Starešinić (keyboards, electronics) is a keyboardist, composer, producer, and arranger. He is the founder and leader of musical groups such as Chui, Mangroove, and Punk Data. He is also a permanent member of accompanying bands for Josipa Lisac, Edo Maajka, and Je Veux, and for the past 5 years, an external collaborator with the Croatian Radio and Television Jazz Orchestra. He also composes music for theater and television. He is a member of the Croatian Musicians Union, Croatian Composers' Society, and a regular member of the Croatian Discography Association. He has received multiple awards, including Porin and Rock & Off, as well as the "Status" award.

Borko Rupena (drums, percussion) is a drummer, percussionist, and composer. He has collaborated with almost all Croatian jazz musicians, including Matija Dedić, Davor Križić, Saša Nestorović, Miro Kadoić, Zvjezdan Ružić, Šimun Matišić, Tamara Obrovac, Valerija Nikolovska, and many others. He has also worked with foreign artists such as Deborah Carter, Simon Marlow, John Stowell, Jeremy Brown, Žiga Golob, Enrico Zanisi, Simone Seraffini, Mirko Cisilino, Francesco Bearzatti, and more. He is currently an active member of several bands, including Sonic Diptych, Ivan Kapec Quintet, Pavle Miljenović Quintet, Atma Mundi Ensemble, Pavle Jovanović Quartet, b's funstellation, Filip Pavić Quartet, Mary May, Ivan Bonačić Quartet, 4in3 +1, Sandra Halužan Quartet. He is a recipient of the "Status" award.



Tickets are available at a price of 6 euros online and at the City Point in the Šibenik fortresses. Members of the Friends Club, upon presenting a valid membership card at the box office, are eligible for a 10% discount on ticket purchases.

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