Jazz Fest Sarajevo goes to Banja Luka!

Jazz Fest Sarajevo is preparing a special surprise for Banja Luka audience for the XX1st edition of the international music festival Jazz Fest Sarajevo.

After this year’s festival and concerts of Dejan Terzić ensemble Axiom and The Chamber Choir of the Academy of Music from East Sarajevo that will be held in the venue Dom policije in Sarajevo, Jazz Fest Sarajevo is travelling to Banja Luka, where it will on November 7th organise the concert of Axiom ensemble whose leader was born in Banja Luka and is the winner of the prestigious German record label award ECHO for the best German instrumentalist – drummer.

Dejan Terzić was born in Banja Luka in 1970 and three years later with his family, he moved to Germany where he still lives. When he was six, he started playing piano and drums at 12. He studied in the United States and Germany and is currently working as a professor at the prestigious music academy in Bern, Switzerland.

Inspired by Balkan music, he founded the Underground ensemble whose members are Chris Speed, Mark Helias and Frank Moebus. They released two albums for Sarajevo Gramofon, while their third album Diaspora was released for the prestigious German record label ENJA Records. Five years ago, Terzić founded a new Melanoia ensemble, which was nominated for the BMW award Leading Drums next year. He is an active member of various ensembles like Nils Wogram’s Nostalgia, Antonio Farao Trio, Jens Winther Quintet, Palle Danielsson Group. The list of important jazz names he has collaborated with in his career is extremely rich.

Terzić’s concert in Banja Luka on November 7th will be his first public performance in his hometown where he will perform with American saxophone player Chris Speed, British bassist Phil Donkin and pianist Bojan Zulfikarpašić presenting his latest album Prometheus. This is also the first concert organized in Banja Luka by the international music festival Jazz Fest Sarajevo in Banja Luka. More information about the concert will be announced soon.

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