Jože Zadravec (born 15 April 1985) is a musician from Veržej, Slovenia.
His music education began in 1992 at the Slavko Osterc Ljutomer Music School, Slovenia, with Professor Nenad Šimunčić. He then studied jazz at the Carinthian State Conservatory in Klagenfurt, Austria, with Professors Erich Bachträgl and Klemens Marktl.
Collaboration with musicians and ensembles:
Simone Zanchini, Ratko Zjaca, Ton Risco, Martin Gjakonovski, Stefano Bedetti, Robert Bargard, Michael Erian, Karen Asatrian, Daniel Nösig, Gilad Barakan, Agostino Di Giorgio, Tonč Feinig, Reinhard Summerer, Primož Grašič, Vid Jamnik, Vasko Atanasovski, Maja Keuc, Aleksandra Ilijevski, Elda Viler, Olivija, Karin Zemljič, Ana Bezjak, Peter Lovšin, Tomo Jurak, Jure Ivanušič, Lidija Kodrič, Jaka Kopač, Milan Stanisavljević, Boris Majcen, Grega Zver, Stane Hebar, Robert Ožinger, Luka Herman Gaiser, Samo Ivačič, Domen Gnezda, Anže Vrabec, Erik Čebokli, Toti big band, Symphony orchestra of Maribor …
Participation in workshops led by world-renowned musicians and tutors including:
Gregory Hutchinson, Willie Jones III, Billy Hart, Jimmy Cobb, Gary Bartz, Bob Mintzer, Armen Donelian, Don Menza …
Performances at numerous international festivals:
Nišville Jazz Festival (SRB), Osijek Summer of Culture (HR), The International Ethno Jazz Festival Karlovac (HR), Last Minute Jazz Festival Bale/Vale (HR), street festival Špancirfest Varaždin (HR), Swing Festival Zagreb (HR), Swing Festival Graz (AT), Sing mit uns/Sing with us (CH), Jazz unterm Baum/Jazz Under a Tree (AT), Swing Fest Bern (CH), Jazz in Lapidarium Poreč (HR) ...
Regular appearances at festivals in Slovenia:
Jazz Ravne, Avsenik Festival Begunje, Mozzajik Festival Velenje, Festival Lent Maribor, Jazz at CID Ptuj, Festival Arsana Ptuj, Festival Kanal Bohinj, Swing Festival BLED, Festival Godibodi Ljubljana, re:Pannonia Festival Križevci, PannoniAccordion Festival Murska Sobota, Soboško Poletje Murska Sobota, Trnfest Ljubljana, Slovenski Šanson Ljubljana …
Other performances at cultural events, national celebrations, and television and radio recordings:
Abroad: former cultural venue RAJ Klagenfurt (AT), Jazz Club Kammerlichtspiele Klagenfurt (AT), Le Pirate Rosenheim (DE), Wist (AT);
In Slovenia: The Križanke Summer Theatre, Cankarjev dom Cultural and Congress Centre, The Cankarjev dom Club, The Castle Ljubljanski Grad, The Slovene National Theatre Maribor, Gajo Ljubljana Jazz Club, Jazz Club Postojna (“Jazz hram”), Salon of Applied Arts Maribor, Wetrinsky Club Maribor, the cultural venue Prulček Ljubljana …
A current member of the following ensembles:
MOJCA, BILBI, The SWINGTONES, TOTI Big Band, Simpatico, ZZ Quartet, Boris Majcen Quintet, Jože Zadravec and KARAVANA, Kärntner Seen Orchester, Zbijazz Band …
Teaching at renowned institutions:
Jože has been teaching drums at the music school B.A.S.E (Ptuj, Slovenia) since 2015.
Since 2017, he has been teaching jazz drums at the music school Karol Pahor (Ptuj, Slovenia).
In 2018, he started teaching drums and rhythm and reading at the jazz department of the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet (Slovenia).
- 2010 – Riki and Boogie Band – Zgubi Boogie (drummer)
- 2014 – Peter Lovšin – Moj Pogled na Svet (drummer)
- 2015 – Toti Big Band – Charlie Parker & Clark Terry – live (drummer)
- 2016 – Toti Big Band – 25 let – live (drummer)
- 2017 – Mojca – Brez Meja (drummer and producer)
- 2017 – Bilbi – Šibke Točke (drummer)
- 2017 – Toti Big Band – Ella in Stari Dobri Jazz – live (drummer)
- 2018 – Kärntner Seen Orchester – Swing Time (drummer)
- 2018 – The Swingtones – Lepe Pesmi (drummer)
Jože has recorded many singles with various musicians and ensembles, including Samo Budna, MI2, Ženet, Nikola, the orchestra Selotejp, and others.
As a producer, he has been collaborating with the bands MOJCA Brez Meja and Strici iz Ozadja.
In 2016 he was awarded the status of self-employed persons in culture, as a musician and a producer.
Since 2018, he has worked as an organiser and art director of the re:Pannonia Festival in Prlekija, a region in north-eastern Slovenia.
Drum teacher @ B.A.S.E.
Drum teacher @ Jazz oddelek GŠ Karol Pahor PTUJ
Organizer @ the Festival re:Panonnia
Bands / projects :
Mojca / www.mojca-music.si
Bilbi / www.bilbi.si
The Swingtones / www.swingtones.si
MOJCA - Brez meja
BILBI - Šibke točke
VIC FIRTH drumsticks
PROTECTION RACKET drum cases