»Recently one of the most pleasant surprises on the Slovenian jazz scene.«
- Bogdan Benigar (creative director of Jazz Festival Ljubljana & Druga Godba) for newspaper Dnevnik

»They are one of the big(gest) achievements of the festival.«
- Nina Novak (music critic) about Jazz Festival Ljubljana on Sigic

»Their playing is intriguingly vividly colourful and often very diverse.«
- Radio Študent

"A completely airy and intimate music of fairly classic swings, which sails particularly well and with a clearly defined direction."
- Borja Borka for Mladina magazine

"birds of unknown '...' presented a dreamy trip to the world of singing and whispering, to calmness and refined and decent excitement.”
- Václav Valtr for Full Moon Magazine

»Finely woven compositions in airy musical guise meet the emphatic, spontaneous interactions of the
band members in the music of the trio.«
- Radio Ö1

Our story

As the name suggests, the Slovenian trio tends to go beyond any limitations when it comes to transcending genres, inventively exploring freedom in musical creation. Building their oeuvre from their own unique musical expression, which grows from the vast knowledge gathered during their studies abroad as well as diverse collabs, they create peculiar musical figures that emerge from the foundations of jazz, ethno, avan and soul. Their common goal is to find their expression and tell their story.

There are three so-called birds, the vocalist Patricija Škof, saxophonist Tibor Pernarčič and guitarist Tilen Beigot, all coming from Slovenia. birds of unknown were formed in the beginning of 2020. The trio gave a debut performance on May 2020 at the radio show called Prva Vrsta, which is a part of the program of the Slovenian National Radio (RTV Slovenia). Their first single, which they released in June 2020, was part of the EP compilation called Stereoisolation, which was a project of the festival Jazz ma’ mlade during the pandemic.

They performed at the numerous festivals such as Jazz Festival Ljubljana, MENT, KickJazz Festival (Porgy&Bess Vienna), JazzWerkstatt Graz, Jazzinty, Jazz ma’ mlade, Zvončki in trobentice (Cankarjev dom), Imago etc. In October 2022 they also performed as a supporting act of Alfa Mist in Palac Akropolis, Prague. They were one of the 6 finalists of Klubski Maraton 2021 (touring program in Slovenia) of Radio Študent.

birds of unknown were chosen as Slovenian representative artists for the Footprints Europe project in 2022 and as nominees for HEMI Award 2023. Both projects will help them develop their career internationally.

They released their debut album Gently sailing on 3rd of December 2022, which was also nominated as album of the year on Radio Terminal.

Band members

Patricija Škof


Tibor Pernarčič

tenor saxophone

Tilen Beigot


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