Chui are an up-and-coming young quartet from Croatia who have developed their own rather unique take on jazz. Their potent blend of dance club rythms, jazz vocabulary, turbo-charged jazz/rock fusion and an uncompromising commitment to groove permeates their first album from start to finish and has them firmly entrenched as a mainstay on the Central European music scene. At the end of 2013 their second effort was released by Dancing Bear Records to widespread critical acclaim and even greater enthusiasm from their dedicated fanbase. Third album called “Third Sun From The Stone” was released by the end of 2015. and voted the best Croatian album of 2015. In 2017. they recorded album with Croatian radio-television jazz orchestra, and a they did, a colaboration with Croatian vocal diva Josipa Lisac. Their all-star line-up brings together three of the top cats on the Croatian scene: Toni Starešinić – keyboards & electonica, Vojkan Jocić – sax & electronica , Ivan Levačić – drums, Konrad Lovrenčić - bass.
NEW ALBUM: Chui - Third Sun From The Stone
No.1. Croatian album 2015. Slobodna Dalmacija
No.1. Croatian album 2015. Večernji List
No.1. Croatian album 2015. 24 sata Express
No.1. Croatian album 2015. Muzika.hr
No.1.Croatian album 2015. Ziher.hr
No.1. Croatian album 2015. Nacional
No.1. Croatian album 2015. RTL
„This team did without any doubts one of the best and most original instrumental albums in Croatia in 21st century. They build up their own music totally unburdened and tottaly free, following slogan „to be yourself, to be different“ Horvi / terapija.net
„The Second Arrival is an excellent melting pot of modern jazz and progressive rock music. The Croatian album of the year.“ Mislav Miličević / soundguardian.com
„One of the best releases this year in Croatia and a serious candidate for Porin (Croatian top music award) in a number of music categories. Highly recommendable album!“ Dubravko Jagatić / tportal.hr
„For Croatian music scene it seems like Chui felt right from the Mars. Album that opens the universe and relaxes worries of everyday life.“ Zoran Stajčić / ravnododna.com
„Internationally important Croatian jazz product“ Aleksandar Dragaš / jutarnji.hr
„Hear this great album!“ Zlatko Gall / slobodnadalmacija.hr
Chui performed at EUROSONIC NOORDERSLAG, Dimesions Festival (Kamashi Washington, Grace Jones, Massive Attack...), INmusic Festival (Florence + The Machine, PJ Harvey, Moby…), Kaunas Biennall, Zagreb Vip Jazz Festival (Pat Metheny, Lucky Peterson, Jason Moran, Terence Blanchard, Sonny Rollins, Brad Mehldau, Dave Holland...), Liburnia Jazz Festival (Tower Of Power, Medeski Martin & Wood, Christian Scott, Hiromi Uehara, Gonzalo Rubalcaba...), Tvornica Kulture Zagreb (St. Germain, Omar Sosa, Macy Gray, Joe Zawinul, Morcheeba…), ZEZ festival (Colin Stetson, Mats Gustafsson, Fire!, Dalek, Zu...) Žedno Uho Festival (Tortoise, Tindersticks, Calexico, Hamid Drake, DKV trio...) Jazz Time Rijeka (David Gilmore, John Scofield, Herb Geller, Vasko Atanasovski...), , Free Music Festival (Etienne Mbappe, Raphael Wresing, Alberto Morsico...), Pula Jazz Festival, Prilep Jazz Weekend….
Chui opened for Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood (us), Etienne Mbappé & Su La Take (cam & fra), DKV Trio Hamid Drake, Ken Vandermark & Kent Kessler (us), Volcan Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Giovanni Hidalgo, Jose Gola & Horacio Hernandez (Cuba) Tarana (us)...