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Jani Moder was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and moved back to Slovenia when he was 3 years old. He started playing classical guitar when he was 8 years old and took lessons for 10 years. He graduated from jazz guitar with honors at Karntner LandesKonservatorium in Klagenfurt, Austria. At audition in Paris he received scholarship for prestigious Berklee College of Music and received scholarship from Slovene ministry of culture. At Berklee he was recipient of Stephen D. Holland Award for outstanding musicianship and graduated with honors in 2 years. He was also chosen among 10 students to sign a contract with Berklee’s Jazz revelation records where he is featured on the Cd called Common Ground
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JANI MODER’s BRAIN BLENDER project
Jani Moder: guitars
Marko Churnchetz: fender Rhodes, piano
Robert Jukic: el. “baby” bass
Klemens Marktl: drums, percussion
Flip Philipp: vibraphone, marimba
Berklee College of Music graduate, Jani Moder has asserted himself as one of
the leading Slovenian jazz musicians. Member of EMJO, European Movement
Jazz Orchestra, the guitarist has worked with a number of acclaimed jazz
musicians. Jani Moder has performed in Europe, USA and Africa and has
recorded over 40 cd’s as a sideman. Following his debut album, Momentum, its
sequel Sky High Low Down (with a highly prominent Hammond organ), Moder
has now released his third album, Abacus, which “blends and blenders diverse
musical contexts into a unique whole”
Rtv Slovenija, Zkp
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