Blaž Švagan Quartet – Villa For Forest
My name is Blaž Švagan and I am a saxophonist/composer/producer from Slovenia.
In spring 2023, I am releasing the album Sound in Time, which will be released by Berlin’s Aut Records.
The album also features the brazilian drummer Matheus Jardim, who is a rising star on the central european jazz scene and slovenian musicians: Miha Koren on double bass and on two tracks also Boris Majcen on trumpet.
Sound in Time is a transcultural project, it is full of fresh and modern musical concepts, taking the New York jazz scene into account and also incoroprating some of the Balkan melodic/rhythmic structures.
„Blaž is a strong composer and player. His interesting fresh ideas are pushing the music forward.“ – Joris Teepe„As players – and inherently fans of the music – we are always interested in searching for unique voices out there. Blaž Švagan is that refreshing identity that emerges once in a blue moon. After listening to Blaž’s record, Sound In Time, I was excited to hear his specific and unique articulation, and the fire, fierceness and energy in his sound. The songs on this record are passionate and tell a complete story from front to back. Gatekeepers: pay attention to Blaž.“ – Noah Preminger