Lela Kaplowitz & LeKap Quartet – Concert in Pula

Time: the 14th of August, 2009

Place: Portarata Square, Pula

Organization: Pristojno društvo Association, Pula



On the 14th of August at 9 p.m. Lela Kaplowitz, jazz singer, and the “LeKap” Quartet will stage a performance at the Portarata Square in Pula.

Beside Lela Kaplowitz, members of the quartet are Joe Kaplowitz (piano), Damjan Grbac (bass) and Tonči Grabušić (drums).


Lela Kaplowitz (from Croatia) lived in New York for five years, where she performed at many important places of American music history (Madison Square Garden, «Blue Note», «Birdland», «Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola», «St Nick’s PubDetour», «Arlene’s Grocery», «Carnegie Club», «Pyramid Club», «C-Note», «Triad», «Showman’s», «Don’t tell Mama», «Supper Club», «Kavehaz», «Alphabet Lounge», «Lenox Lounge» and «Lenox Room»). She sang with the famous musicians of the Chico O’Farill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra, participated at the «Savannah Music Festival» in Georgia, and performed with the Southern Baptist Churches and Peace Vigils at the Central Park (New York).

She and her family returned to Croatia in 2006, where she continued to perform with her husband Joe Kaplowitz (pianist) and the “LeKap” Quartet.

Lela and Joe achieved a considerable success in the «Bucharest Jazz» Competition in Romania in 2008 (3rd Prize), and in 2009 Lela won the title «Lady Summertime» in Finland.

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