Vasil Hadžimanov (SRB)

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Vasil’s (born June 23rd, 1973, Belgrade, Serbia) classical training began at the age of 5, and included attendance at one of the oldest music high schools in South East Europe, Stevan Mokranjac in Belgrade (prof. Ljubinka Hadži- Jovančić).

It was his interest in jazz, however, that won him full scholarship to attend the Interlochen Arts Camp for two summers in a row and afforded him the opportunity to study and perform with Milt Jackson, Curtis Fuller, and Bayron Stripling among others.

He moved to Boston in 1992 to study piano and arranging at Berklee College of Music on a scholarship. He graduated in 1995 and his piano teachers were Ray Santisi and Lazslo Gardony.

While in Boston he had noumerous concerts with the group „Sveti“ (Marko Djordjević and Bato Andonov). He was also a member of a Pascal Bokar’s afro/jazz band, with who he was on a US tour.

In September 1996 Vasil moved to New York, where he continued his work with some of the best young musicians.

At the same time he worked as a music programmer and composer, at the “TOMANDANDY” studios (authors of the “Killing Zoe”, “Natural born killers“… soundtracks. Production-Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Laurie Anderson…).

After spending a year in the Big Apple he decided to move back to Serbia and finish what he started with his own VASIL HADZIMANOV BAND. His ideas of mixing Balkan traditional, folk rhythms and melodies with the western, modern musical styles (jazz, funk, world music…) in his own music, is completely authentic and a new approach to fusion and jazz music.

For the last 15 years, Vasil and his musicians have continuously played his compositions on concerts and jazz festivals all over Europe, Japan and other countries with big success.

Na MUSICIANS vystoupí společně s Davidem Micicem v projektu BILO.

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