ZJM Big Band Orchestra

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Within the Association there is a Big Band, which includes eminent figures from the Macedonian jazz scene, which for many years have been building their career in the country and abroad, and for a certain period they’ve been united not only through the Association, but also through the Big Band itself.

Members of ZJM Jazz Orchestra are:

Saxophones:
– Kiril Kuzmanov,
– Borislav Veselinov
– Petar Hristov,
– Valentin Vidovich,
– Ninislav Dimov.

Trombones:
– Sasko Nikolovski
– Nikola Ristevski
– Viktor Ilievski
– Vladan Drobicki.

Trumpets:
– Trajce Velkov
– Demir Kanturovski,
– Senad Usain,
– Vilijam Barakovski,
– Alexandar Zlateski.

Double bass and bass guitar: Kiril Tufekchievski

Piano: Gordan Spasovski

Guitar: Zoran Kostadinovski

Drums: Goce Stevkovski.

One of the recent projects of the Association was the concert of ZJM Jazz Orchestra entitled as ZJM Jazz Orchestra plays music of the Beatles. The concert took place on November 26 in the crowded hall of the Macedonian Opera and Ballet – MOB Skopje. Especially for this occasion, the world-renowned conductor Sigi Feigel was invited. He is a professor at the Jazz University in Graz, and is one of the most prominent names when it comes to conducting a big band. He managed an excellent cooperation with the Macedonian musicians resulting with a concert that was greeted with a standing ovation. The concert was rated as very successful and the music journalists and critics agreed that the coming out of such a jazz band is really refreshing for the Macedonian jazz scene.

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