Ida Bach Jensen

(born in 1973 in Copenhagen, resident there), composer. She is active as both a composer and musician with her own special sound, mixing acoustic and electronic effects and live looping, delivering the soundtrack to film, dance, theatre, exhibitions and festivals. Her works for double-bass and electronics have been performed at The Chambertronica Festival (Swedish National Radio), Fokus Video Festival at Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen Design Festival, Aarhus Festival, Danish National Radio, National Gallery of Denmark, Music Theatre in Copenhagen, Concert hall in Arhus, Danish Film institute, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, as well as museums, churches and clubs. She published the CD A Gunnar Ekelöf Soundtrack in 2009, with music inspired by the poetry of Gunnar Ekelöf (Swedish writer 1907-1968). She studied the double bass with Francois Rabbath in Paris 1995, and has received national grants for her music. She is a member of DJBFA, Danish Musicians Union, Koda and Danish Society of Soloists.
Selected works: Cronholm-Bach Jensen; NINI; Ida Bach Jensen Double bass sol; Jesu du min fröjd with Agnethe Christensen.

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Jasna Jovićević

(Belgrade, 14th June, 1976), saxophonist, flautist and composer currently professor of jazz saxophone, history and ensemble at the Nova Academy-European University in Belgrade. She received her B.A. from the composition and orchestration Music Academy in Budapest and an M.A. in composition from York University in Toronto. She also studied in Serbia, Brazil, USA and Austria and won grants to Veneto Jazz, Italy, Banff Centre, Canada, ArtsLink, New York City and the Djerassi, San Francisco Artist in Residency programmes. She has performed throughout Europe, USA and Canada in national and international festivals. Jovićević received first prize at the International Ethno Music Competition in Milan (Italy), second price at the International BalkanArt Festival- Ljubljana (Slovenia) and the third price in the Contest for the Best Jazz Composition organized by the Hungarian Jazz Federation. She was chosen to represent Serbia and Montenegro at the XII European Biennial of Young Artists in 2005. She has worked with some of the most renowned jazz and world music artists including Al Di Meola, Ray Anderson, Dave Young, Edgar Mayer, Kenny Aronoff, Benny Powell, Szakcsi Lakatos Bela and Olah Kalman. She active as a musician and composer in Toronto and has taught jazz saxophone and cultural studies at York University. Her debut album, in 2008, Invented Reality, was inspired by her traditional Balkan roots.

Jelena Jančić

(Pančevo, 28th March, 1968) is a classically trained composer and pianist resident in Hungerford, England. She studied composition in the Faculty of Music at the University of Belgrade with Zoran Erić and at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Paul Patterson and Nick Ingman (Film and Media Music). Her orchestral work, The Wave, was awarded the prestigious Stevan Hristić Award and her Fanfares were commissioned by Oliver Knussen for the Aldeburgh Festival. She recently performed her Easy Piano Pieces at the HADCAF Festival and also presented a music and video installation, Gravity. She is one half of the electro pop duo Fake Fur. Formed in late 2005 with Anne Harvey the duo has released three download singles on the Clinical Recordings label – Darkside, When We Touch and Freak Me which are currently available on iTunes. Darkside and When We Touch charted across Student radio while Freak Me was featured on Gideon Coe’s BBC6 music show. AXM Magazine featured them in their “up and coming” spotlight section and their pop promo video Tragedy is currently on rotation on the American TV MEDIA FACTORY SHOW.