Sun July 29, 2018

Jan Sturiale 'Roadmaps' (I/SLO/A)

Jan Sturiale: guitar
Jure Pukl: tenor, soprano saxophone
Marko Churnchetz: piano
Miha Koren: bass
Klemens Marktl: drums

Jan Sturiale put together a beautiful recording together with Jure Pukl, Marko Churnchetz, Miha Koren & Klemens Marktl. The music has been recorded by John Davis at Bunker Studios in Brooklyn, NY. It’s called Roadmaps and it features 6 original songs performed by an outstanding band: Jure Pukl on saxophone, Marko Churnchetz on piano, Miha Koren on bass, and Klemens Marktl on drums. It also features two covers, Peter Gabriel's "Mercy Street" and Frank Zappa's "Blessed Relief".

Distinctly like looking at the crisscrossed overview of a roadmap at night, independent musician, composer, and performing artist Jan Sturiale’s latest offering, Roadmaps, exists in a realm of visionary colors and schemes.

Sturiale definitely bends over backward to invite listeners on an experience that will enlighten and delight. A jazz enthusiast, Sturiale has performed, toured, and recorded with many luminaries in the field that include Hiram Bullock, Bob Reynolds, Janek Gwizdala, Vardan Ovsepian, Damian Erskine, Ziv Ravitz, Dean Brown, Tatiana Parra, among many others.

On his new record, backed by Jure Pukl (saxophone), Marko Churchchetz (piano and fender rhodes), Miha Koren (bass), and Klemens Marktl (drums), Sturiale (guitar) brings to the table his uproarious blend of jazz and jam sessions headed by an energized band.

"Jan Sturiale is part of the unconventional group of jazz musicians that mix the tradition of creative jazz language with the spirit of rock music and a classical background. His ability to translate his varied musical influences into a coherent jazz language gives his compositions a distinctive character " - Jazz In Europe

"Jan is a complex individual, a piercing intellect coupled with a depth of feeling. These characteristics are manifested equally in his music. His warmth and profound emotion permeate his music, which is filled with personality and diversity of mood." - Vardan Ovsepian, Pianist

"Jan is an excellent musician. He actively performs, writes and teaches music at a high level. He displays excellent technique on the guitar. He is also a prolific composer -Tim Miller, Guitarist