Singer, composer and flautist Tamara Obrovac from Pula is one of the most impressive artists on the Croatian music scene; she describes her work as “ethnically inspired contemporary Mediterranean jazz” saying: Jazz is my freedom and my roots are my inner truth. In her unique musical expression she conects contemporary jazz with the particular musical and dialectal traditions of her homeland Istria. Obrovac writes lyrics and sings in several dialects of the Istrian peninsula, slavic and romanic origin and is especially loved for her lively, intimate and improvisational live performances. She lead several international ensembles, main one is quintet Transhistria. She released 12 albums and performed across Europe, the United States, Russia, China, Africa and Japan. With her specific and original compositions, excellent bands and expressive voice, Tamara creates a unique artistic form in which she effortlessly and logically unites melody and improvisation, sensitivity and passion, formal demands and freedom, ethnic music and jazz, tradition and modernity, serious approach and humour.


  • Title: Tamara Obrovac Musician
  • Location Created: Istria
  • Subject Keywords: musician
  • Photographer: Mare Milin

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