„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 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 Chui ovu glazbu with Croatian Radio and Television Jazz Orchestra, and did a collaboration with Croatian vocal diva Josipa Lisac. Album Chui ovu glazbu won two Porin awards (Croatian Grammy award) for the best jazz album and the best jazz performace.
Their all-star line-up brings together four of the top cats on the Croatian scene: Toni Starešinić – keyboards & electonica, Vojkan Jocić – sax & electronica , Ivan Levačić – drums, Konrad Lovrenčić - bass.
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), Moog Hooch (us)..