Kukushai is proudly presenting their album FRUITILE, released on 5.5.2017 at ZARS records.

The new album reflects the band’s distinct blend of melodic elements within unusual harmonic and rhythmical textures, painting a finely detailed sonic image of rich colors and accented bold lines.



The trio in its unconventional nature, weaves the songs together and seeks new possibilities in expression within the fields of alternative genres, but does not bypass musical nostalgia for novelty’s sake. Live, the compositions enable open improvisation that gives way to musical freedom, which results in an impressive, rich and above all, characteristic sound story.

The lyrics are playful, often surrealist, but predominantly expressing the bewilderment of man in the world he wants to control but has no real grasp of.

“Kukushai are not your usual jazz band at all. Sometimes it seems they just go crazy and fight through the huge genre palette of punk, rock, pop and anything alternative.” BEEHYPE

Rok Zalokar - multi-awarded pianist & composer

Eva Pozenel - a multidisciplinary artist, combining classical, jazz, folk & modern singing

Bojan Krhlanko -  independent drummer & composer, combining wide range of music expression


Listen to our new single - Her Mountain


Live recordings from the studio


 Kukushai playing "Fruits" live at Urbano Dejanje in Ljubljana on August 7, 2017.

Oh Brothers, the lyrics are taken from a poem by a well known Slovenian poet, Srecko Kosovel, translated into English. It reflects the ambivalence of human nature, the absurd reality of our lives, the eternal confusion, the beauty and terror of our own creation.



/ 2018

3.5. Narodni dom, Maribor

5.5. MKC Hisa mladih, Ajdovscina

5.7. Repete, Ljubljana

26.7. Švicarija, Ljubljana


02.02. Ment, Ljubljana

08.02. Max Club, Velenje

09.02. Hangar bar, Izola

/ 2017

10.5. Kino Šiška, Ljubljana

8.7. - Sajeta Art & Music festival, Tolmin

12.7. - Gala Hala, Ljubljana

15.7. Keltika, Cerkno

7.8. Urbano Dejanje festival, Ljubljana

19.09. Celica, Ljubljana

14.12. Pritličje, Ljubljana



 Live at Kino Šiška, May 2017.  Photo :Aleš Rosa/Kino Šiška

Live at Kino Šiška, May 2017.

Photo :Aleš Rosa/Kino Šiška