Crossover - World - Fusion - Jazz - Swing - Classical Music
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Balkan Salsa Band - SERBIA
Jovan Maljokovic Balkan Salsa Band
Maljokovic is a famous Belgrade
saxophone player, composer and
arranger. His Balkan Salsa Band has
existed for almost fifteen years,
representing Serbia at many
festivals throughout Europe and
Cuba. In the last few years they
have performed at Rottweil Jazz
Festival (Germany), Festivals of
Cultures in Luxembourg and Vienna,
Django Reinhardt International Jazz
Festival in Samois, Montreux Jazz
Festival, etc. Jovan Maljokovic
Balkan Salsa Band has performed in
Athens, representing Serbia at the
Olympic Games 2004.
TRIO BALKAN STRINGS - SERBIA
Zoran Starcevic – guitar
Nikola Starcevic – guitar
Zeljko Starcevic – guitar
Balkan carpet with the guitar family
TRIO BALKAN STRINGS
BALKAN SWING - WORLD FUSION
TRIO BALKAN STRINGS performs its original guitar music, a fusion of Balkan music: Serbian, Gypsy, Macedonian, Romanian, Moldavian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Mediterranean, Greek, Oriental…Jazz, Gypsy Swing, Classical music, asymmetrical rhythms and original guitar interpretation. The result, combining many cultures, is BALKAN SWING - WORLD FUSION, virtuoso, rich and unconventional, fresh and spontaneous, brimming with energy. Authentic, attractive music with the finest taste, real presentation of guitar music in Balkan Jazz style, unique interpretation from three of them and the universal music language, without frontiers. A real music trip by Balkan carpet, so if you like Jazz, Swing, Ethno, Classical, or you simply like guitar music, it is your perfect choice. They invented 6 hands playing on 1 guitar and that is their trademark. They have performed in many Festivals (Jazz, Classical Guitar, World music) and concerts in: USA, Canada, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Russia, Moldova, Slovakia, Chech Republic, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, UK, Lithuania, Estonia, Norway, France, Israel, Ireland, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. They did master classes-clinics and concerts for classical and Jazz guitar students in Europe and in the USA.
FIRST PRIZE WINNER in the World category of the 2005 USA Songwriting Competition with composition Water-mill written by Nikola Starcevic and performed by Trio Balkan Strings. FIRST PRIZE WINNER - Trio Balkan Strings won first prize and the Dolphin statue for being the best instrumental ensemble on the Music World 2004 Italy Festival Internacionale Fivizzano. FIRST PRIZE WINNER - of the JoAnn Falletta International Composition Competition for Guitar 2007 Buffalo, New York (Asiana IV written by Nikola Starcevic).
ALEKSA DANIC - SERBIA
ALEKSA DANIĆ was born in 2005 in Belgrade. He is only 15 years old and goes to the first grade of
computer high school. He graduated from the lower and last music school Kosta Manojlović in Zemun,
department of classical guitar. He started playing the guitar at the age of four.
His favorite musicians are: Eric Clapton, Tommy Emmanuel, John Mayer,… whose songs he loves to
perform in his original way. The guitar is his great love. In his free time, he makes arrangements of
his favorite songs, works on his first album and hopes to record soon. He has been actively performing
since the age of
eleven, and singles out performances at: Guitar Art Festival 2018, Rock in Festival in 2017,
Gradic Fest in Novi Sad in 2018, Jazz & Blues Festival Art Avlija in 2019, Velikogradistanska gitarijada
in 2019 and guest appearance at Vlado Georgiev's concert at the Sava Center in 2019.
He states that he would like to influence other children with his playing, to have thousands of children
who nurture some other values. Unfortunately, he is lonely in his environment when it comes to musical
taste, and it is not much different among the elderly.
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