“Indeed, they seem to be relaxed to entertain, play, but these are creative games that result in exciting works of art.” – Cactus, Croatia
Established by guitarist and composer Pavle Jovanović in early 2016, PEEK 3 is a Croatian band doing improvised music rooted in jazz, ranging from hard bop to avant-garde, also using various elements of punk and funk music. Pavle founded the band with two great Crotian musicians likeminded, bassist Ivar Roban Križić and famous drummer Krunoslav Levačić. After numerous gigs in South Europe with great audience acceptance, PEEK 3 went for their first studio recording in mid 2016, featuring tenor saxophonist Saša Nestorović. As a result, their first LP “Fragments” came out and was released by Dallas Records. Critics have immediately put the record among top jazz records in Croatia. They have played in festivals this summer through out Croatia, Slovenia, Austria and Italy, and their second studio album will be out in early autumn. Besides, Pavle Jovanović is also the guitarist of the Croatian jazz quintet Cromatik 5, who played at the 4th OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival and gave the audiences an unforgettable night with their own sound with roots in improvised music, avant-garde, groove music and rock. This time, Pavle Jovanović returns to the OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival with PEEK 3, which is also worth the wait.