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Zvonimir Tot

Zvonimir Tot (z-VON-e-mere TOTE) is a Chicago-based jazz guitarist, composer, and arranger with a style deeply rooted in the jazz tradition but flavored by his European origin. He holds too many university degrees. Tot has performed in the United States, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Romania, and Croatia. He has performed and/or recorded with many world-renowned musicians, including: -Saxophonists Scott Hamilton, Billy Harper and Peter King
-Violinist Johnny Frigo
-Drummers Ernie Adams and Paul Wertico
-Bassists Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, John Clayton and Hein Van de Geyn
-Trumpeter Orbert Davis
-Pianist Larry Novak and Larry Vuckovich
-Guitarists Philip Catherine, Henry Johnson and Paulinho Garcia
-Organist Joey DeFrancesco
-Vocalists Jackie Allen, Carmen Lundy and Deborah Carter
-Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Zvonimir Tot is the Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at University of Illinois at Chicago and currently teaches jazz guitar, harmony, ear training and ensembles

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Benefit for Japan in April at Jazz Showcase Chicago

A “BENEFIT FOR JAPAN" is being planned to be held at the Jazz Showcase this April... Here are the details from Chicago Jazz Bassist, Steven Hashimoto as they are shaping up so far: “The events in Japan are almost too much for my mind to handle; nevertheless, I'm involved with organizing a benefit for victims of ...

Eloquent Silence

Label: Chicago Sessions
Released: 2009
Track listing: Bruce's Dilemma; Eloquent Silence; Sarabande Blue; Mira's Do-Re-Mis; Jurre; Hidden Truths; Sub Rossa; Babos; Message Received; Ingenuously Subjected.

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Larry Gray: 1, 2, 3...

Read "1, 2, 3..." reviewed by Matthew Warnock

1, 2, 3... is a masterful contemporary jazz release by Chicago jazz stalwart and bass virtuoso Larry Gray. The album is Gray's first trio record that has released under his own name, though he has performed on many as a sideman with such players as Larry Coryell and up and coming Chicago artist Zvonimir Tot. Handling ...

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Zvonimir Tot: Eloquent Silence

Read "Eloquent Silence" reviewed by Matthew Warnock

Eloquent Silence is an introspective yet powerful album by Chicago guitar virtuoso Zvonimir Tot. The album features an all-star band including bassist Larry Gray, drummer Ernie Adams, saxophonist Mark Colby and brass specialist Orbert Davis. All of the tunes were composed and arranged by the multi-faceted guitarist and reflect Tot's diverse educational and performing background. Bouncing ...

Blue Quest

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2007
Track listing: Just a Closer Walk With Thee; Dear Maestro (for Marricone); Blue Quest; Groove Me Wah; Lady Agatha; Prince of Belgium (for Philip Catherine); Gray Matter; Wiretap This; Fugue for Mr. N.P.; Above and Within (Ron's Song).

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Zvonimir Tot Trio: Blue Quest

Read "Blue Quest" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Serbian-born, Chicago-based guitarist Zvonimir Tot opens up his second CD as a leader, Blue Quest, with the old American church hymn, “Just a Closer Walk With Thee." There's reverence in the sound, but it's not a tranquil or meditative approach. Tot and his trio--which includes bassist Larry Gray and drummer Charles Heath--soup the tune up considerably. ...

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Jungle Walk

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Label: Independent Records
Released: 2004
Duration: 7:24

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Just a Closer Walk With Thee

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Label: Unknown label
Released: 2007
Duration: 5:32

Travels and Dreams

Label: Independent Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: 1-Jungle Walk 2-Magician's Kingdom 3-Pamela's song 4-Voda Zvira 5-Maki 6-The Poet 7-Song for my Mother 8-The Rainbow Bridge 9-King's Ranson 10-A Sketch for Libby 11-Who Shot the Guitarist? 12-Arsen


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