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Dimitrije Vasiljević: Metaphor

Read "Metaphor" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

The second solo piano release by composer, pianist and Serbian native Dimitrije Vasiljević, Metaphor seems to embody the very best of the European (Eastern and Western) and American classical and jazz piano traditions. With his austere yet light approach to melody and rhythm, Vasiljević reflects both emerging pianists such as Eldar Djangirov and more longstanding stalwarts ...

Different Shapes & Sounds: Solo, Trio, Small & Large Ensembles

Read "Different Shapes & Sounds: Solo, Trio, Small & Large Ensembles" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra
Pulsion
Ubiquity
2014

A musician friend whose opinion I greatly respect shared with me that he enjoys listening to Pulsion, the fourth release by the Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra (ALVO), in two layers: The frothy jazz-influenced horn, brass and string arrangements on top and, like a ...

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CD Release: Dimitrije Vasiljevic's "Metaphor"

CD Release: Dimitrije Vasiljevic's "Metaphor"

Dimitrije Vasiljevic's new album Metaphor has been released in the United States on July 22, 2014 and is now available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and Google Play stores. Metaphor is a contemporary jazz solo piano album influenced by classical music aesthetics and a touch of Balkan traditions. Compelling original compositions radiate a vivid blend of artistic virtuosity and a delicate music thought ...

Dimitrije Vasiljevic Performed At The Kennedy Center As Part Of The European Month Of Culture

Dimitrije Vasiljevic Performed At The Kennedy Center As Part Of The European Month Of Culture

Serbian pianist and composer Dimitrije Vasiljevic held a solo piano concert on May 12, 2014 at the the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. This event was part of a series of concerts held at the Millennium stage in celebration of the “European Month of Culture" in which artists from many European countries participated. Vasiljevic performed his original compositions “Ellipsis", “Ditto", “Ocean ...

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Dimitrije Vasiljevic To Perform At The Kennedy Center As Part Of The European Month Of Culture

Dimitrije Vasiljevic To Perform At The Kennedy Center As Part Of The European Month Of Culture

On the occasion of the European Month of Culture, pianist and composer Dimitrije Vasiljevic will perform in Washington, D.C. in a solo piano concert presented by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in collaboration with the Embassy of Serbia in the United States and LeitmotivArts. Vasiljevic will perform his original compositions from his upcoming solo piano album ...

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United Nations Celebrated The International Jazz Day With Rhythms Of Balkans, Samba And Bossa Nova

United Nations Celebrated The International Jazz Day With Rhythms Of Balkans, Samba And Bossa Nova

The annual International Jazz Day was celebrated at the United Nations Headquarters in New York with a concert of Dimitrije Vasiljević, award-winning jazz pianist and composer from Serbia. April 30th was first introduced in 2011 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on the initiative of one the jazz greats, pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, and has become a ...

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Dimitrije Vasiljevic Solo Piano Debut Concert In Carnegie Hall

Dimitrije Vasiljevic Solo Piano Debut Concert In Carnegie Hall

Dimitrije Vasiljevic masterful jazz pianist showcases engaging and meditative compositions in his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in jny: New York on March 24, 2014 at 8pm. Vasiljevic is an award-winning (Montreux Jazz Festival), New York-based jazz pianist and composer whose “iridescent and captivating music” (All About Jazz) weaves Balkan motifs into the subtle flavors of European jazz. Hailing from ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Dimitrije Vasiljevic Quartet Performs At The Iconic Metropolitan Room In NYC

Dimitrije Vasiljevic Quartet Performs At The Iconic Metropolitan Room In NYC

Fresh off holding a sold-out solo piano concert in October, Dimitrije Vasiljevic will again join forces with his jazz quartet for a performance at the iconic Metropolitan Room in New York City on November 11, 2013. Dimitrije Vasiljevic is a New York-based award-winning pianist and composer who has been hailed by jazz masters as one of the most promising names ...

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Dimitrije Vasiljevic To Perform Solo Piano Concert at Tenri Cultural Institute on Oct 11

Dimitrije Vasiljevic To Perform Solo Piano Concert at Tenri Cultural Institute on Oct 11

Dimitrije Vasiljevic, New-York based award-winning pianist, will hold a solo piano concert on October 11, 2013 at 8pm at Tenri Cultural Institute of New York. This jazz concert will include Vasiljevic’s own compositions as well as several original arrangements of songs by Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. Dimitrije Vasiljevic is performing extensively at renowned jazz clubs in New York City and ...

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Dimitrije Vasiljevic, Pianist And Composer, Promotes His Debut Album In NYC

Dimitrije Vasiljevic, Pianist And Composer, Promotes His Debut Album In NYC

Dimitrije Vasiljevic debut album as a leader, The Path of Silvan is set for release on September 24th at jny: New York City's club DROM. This album consists entirely of original compositions. Cover song “Silvans' Dance“ which was AllAboutJazz.com featured as download of the day in August 2013 was the #1 downloaded song for the entire month of August. Praised by ...