For the OBSCUREY OCCUPIED jam session, four musicians come together who have very different and sometimes contradictory approaches to improvisation. With their spontaneous design concept, they create an unusual new sound that is a mixture of jazz, noise, poetry, rock, funk, free improvisation, urban folklore and no wave. Music connects us with each other, with our experiences and with our past. They combine the sounds that have influenced them throughout their lives to create a new sound experience with an old soul. The versatility of her musical means makes it easier for listeners to immerse themselves in different worlds and find themselves in the music.

Jelena Kuljić

Jelena Kuljić, born in Serbia, completed her studies in jazz singing at the Jazz Institute Berlin in 2008. In 2022, she received the German Jazz Award as Singer of the Year. As a musician and actress, she has appeared in countless renowned productions and has been a permanent ensemble member of the Münchner Kammerspiele since the 2015/16 season.

Kalle Kalima

Kalle Kalima is a Finnish guitarist and composer. In his unique style, he combines the electric guitar in jazz with elements from rock music. He composed the music theater piece “Dido and Aeneas, remembered” for the Opera Lyon and the Ruhrtriennale. He has taught at music academies in Weimar, Helsinki and Berlin and has been a lecturer in jazz guitar at the University of Lucerne since September 2017.


Oliver Potratz

Oliver Potratz is a versatile bassist and producer with over 70 CD productions and music compositions for radio, television and radio plays. He has played at international jazz festivals and worked with renowned musicians such as Till Brönner, Tomasz Stanko and Rolando Villazon.


Oliver Steidle

Oliver Steidle is a sought-after jazz drummer and founder of the free jazz combo “SoKo Steidle”. He has been playing in the band “Der Rote Bereich” since 2002 and is active in many other formations as a composer, idea generator and sideman. His music moves between improvisation, jazz and new music. Steidle has worked on many projects and concerts with renowned artists and can be heard on over 70 CDs.