Powerhouse quintet The Nth Power and esteemed jazz vocalist and trumpet player Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band) opened a five-show run together at The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT last night. Dubbed the “Jenth Power Tour,” Hartswick and her band featuring keyboardist Rob Marscher, bassist Dezron Douglas as well as Nth Power members drummer Nikki Glaspie and guitarist Nick Cassarino opened the evening’s festivities with several selections from Hartswick’s upcoming new album before giving way to the Nth Power’s set.Hartswick’s ties with the Nth Power run deep, as it was her late night show at Jazz Fest in 2012 that first breathed life into the band that now includes Glaspie, Cassarino, bass player Nate Edgar, West African master percussionist Weedie Braimah and keyboardist Courtney “Jay-Mel” Smith. During last night’s performance at The Acoustic, the Nth Power ran through several songs from the band’s soulful 2015 album Abundance, including “Walk On Water,” “Soul Survivor,” “Right Now” and “Holy Rain.” In addition, Glaspie dedicated the encore to Daryl Coley, an acclaimed gospel singer who had died earlier in the day.Watch complete show footage of the Jennifer Hartswick Band and The Nth Power last night via TheAcoustic:Be sure to catch The Nth Power at Fool’s Paradise, hosted by Lettuce, from April 1-2 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, FL. Lettuce and The Nth Power will perform, alongside GRiZ, Vulfpeck, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue, Goldfish, Break Science and more! Info can be found here.[H/T JamBase]
Significant increase in tourist arrivals and overnight stays Compared to November 2017, the City of Zagreb had 10,2% more arrivals and 12,2% more tourist nights. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Italy (7,0%) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (6,9%). Tourists in the age group of 35 to 44 realized the most overnight stays, 38 thousand, which is 22,9% of the total number of tourist overnight stays in the City of Zagreb. Domestic tourists realized 13,3% more arrivals and 13,6% more overnight stays in November 2018 compared to November 2017. Foreign tourists realized 25,4% more arrivals and 20,0% more overnight stays compared to November 2017. In the group Hotels and similar accommodation tourists had at their disposal a total of 38 thousand rooms and suites (which is 50,0% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with a total of 74 thousand permanent beds (which is 42,2% of the total number of available permanent bed). The average occupancy of rooms was 33,4%, and permanent beds 27,4%. Source: CBS In the group Hotels and similar accommodation available most rooms and permanent beds Foreign tourists realized 16,4 million arrivals and 82,7 million overnight stays, which is an increase in arrivals by 6,6% and an increase in overnight stays by 3,6%. In the first eleven months of 2018, tourists realized 18,3 million arrivals and 88,9 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is an increase in arrivals by 7,0% and an increase in overnight stays by 3,9% compared to the same period in 2017. The highest number of overnight stays of foreign tourists in November 2018 was realized by tourists from Germany, 65 thousand overnight stays (12,5% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists) and tourists from Slovenia, with 61 thousand overnight stays of tourists (11,6% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists tourist). Compared to November 2017, tourists from Germany increased their overnight stays by 48,1%, and tourists from Slovenia increased their overnight stays by 28,4%. In November 2018, more than 372 thousand tourist arrivals and 781 thousand tourist nights were realized in commercial accommodation facilities. Compared to November 2017, there were 21,0% more arrivals and 17,9% more overnight stays. In November 2018, the highest number of tourist nights was realized in hotels, 510 thousand overnight stays, which is 65,2% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to November 2017, hotels achieved an increase in arrivals by 21,3% and an increase in overnight stays by 17,6%. Source: CBS Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (24,1%), Slovenia (8,7%), Austria (8,5%), Poland (7,3%), the Czech Republic (6,2%) and Italy. 6,0%). Most overnight stays of tourists from Germany and Slovenia In November 2018, there were 76 thousand rooms, apartments and camping places available to tourists with a total of 176 thousand permanent beds. The highest number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays in November 2018 was realized by the County of the City of Zagreb, 89 thousand arrivals and 167 thousand overnight stays, which is 24,0% of the total arrivals and 21,3% of the total realized tourist nights, according to data from the Central Bureau. statistics (CBS). In the first eleven months, an increase in tourist arrivals and overnight stays In the first eleven months of 2018, domestic tourists made 10,3% more arrivals and 8,3% more overnight stays than in the same period last year. Most nights spent in hotels This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from Austria (10,5%), Italy (7,9%), Korea, the Republic (5,2%) and the USA (4,8%).