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Belgrade Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Belgrade Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Martin Longley

Belgrade Jazz Festival
Dom Omladine/Kombank Dvorana
Belgrade, Serbia
October 25-29, 2018

The 34th edition of the Belgrade Jazz Festival maintained its exciting strategy of diverse programming, from Kurt Elling to The Thing, Marc Ribot to Bobby Shew, Cortex down to The Necks. That's already an enticing blend of ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Uros Spasojevic

Uroš Spasojević, bassist and composer, was born in 1985 in the city of Valjevo, Republic of Serbia. Until now, he has released five albums of his original compositions: "Portrait in Bass" (2014), "Story on Bass" (2015) that received high praises in the United States of America, most prominently, in the reviews of a music journalist and a writer Walter Kolosky and the music critics of a leading world fusion music brand and record label "Abstractlogix" who graded this album 4.5 out of 5 stars. Album "Third View" (2016) featured special guests Scott Kinsey, who was mixing and mastering engineer, saxophonist Bob Reynolds and guitarist Nir Felder

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Serbia's EYOT's First Single 'Drifters' Announces Their New Release "Concert For Nature"

Serbia's EYOT's First Single 'Drifters' Announces Their New Release "Concert For Nature"

Eyot has recorded Concert for Nature on a 1505m high Suva Mountain peak in Serbia and will release the concert on DVD this autumn. To celebrate the band's first decade of existence, this “best of" collection will include two compositions from each of their four albums. EYOT has released a video for their first single “Drifters".

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Mariza at Sava Centar in Belgrade

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Mariza
Sava Centar
Belgrade
December 7, 2017

Making a dramatic entrance on the stage comes naturally to Portuguese fado diva Mariza. In the completely darkened hall of Sava Centar, she quietly stepped onto the stage to the sounds of the guitar and wowed the audience with the power ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

20th Pancevo Jazz Festival in Serbia

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Pancevo it is small town about ten miles north of Belgrade, the Serbian capital. It's best known for its petrochemical and fertilizer industries. Yet against all odds, the city has hosted a jazz festival for 20 years. In 2017 it ran from November 2nd to the 5th. With a careful organization it has grown annually to ...

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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nenad Vasilic Trio: Wet Paint

Read "Wet Paint" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Wet Paint or “fresh paint" symbolizes the formation of the new band or the trio led by soulful bassist, producer and composer Nenad Vasilic who continues to build on the variety steam generated from his previous releases. Here he explores the trio format accompanied by pianist/keyboardist Bojan Z, who finds himself in the role of a ...

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Belgrade Jazz Festival 2016

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2016 Belgrade Jazz Festival
Belgrade, Serbia
October 26-October 30, 2016

Because of the wars in the former Yugoslavia, the Belgrade Jazz Festival, like most good things in the Balkans, went dark for 15 years after 1990. When it started up again in 2005, it was small. By 2008, it was big enough ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Various Artists: Yugoslavian Space Program

Read "Various Artists: Yugoslavian Space Program" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Science Fiction has always been a captivating genre be it literature, visual arts or in films. It's the art of imagining a possible future or many of them, creating dystopian or utopian scenarios, mapping the unknown extraterrestrial terrain, reflecting fears of annihilation but always deploying technological and scientific motifs and subjects. All of this reflected not ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Naked: Nakedonia

Read "Nakedonia" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

There are bands that inhabit different territories at once where they don't belong to one genre but to many. A band like Naked can seem notorius for daring to ignore boundaries between genres and as such it can't really be pigeonholed as jazz. As a matter of fact, the band can describe itself in the same ...