VietNamNet Bridge – In a concert in Ho Chi Minh City, Bojan Z will perform the works that helped him become well-known in the French and the world jazz scene.
Common in the big stages, but in the past 10 years, Bojan Z did not release many music products. In early 2012, he returned with a new album “Soul Shelter”, which not only demonstrates the virtuosity of the solo performances but also emphasizes the unique personality of a prominent jazz musician in Europe today.
Bojan Z was born into a music-loving family in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1968. He began studying piano at age 5. After that, he continued his studies at the Conservatory of Music in Belgrade and became one of the famous jazz musicians in Yugoslavia. Bojan Z moved to France in 1988 and studied at the CIM, a school for young artists. From here, his name has been noted in the French jazz scene.
He won the best solo award at the La Defense Jazz Awards. In 1991, he joined the famous quartet Azur and then became a member of the group of trumpet artist Michel Portal. These two teachers brought him to the big stages outside France.
The first album of the quartet Bojan Z was made in New York in 1993, marking his first collaboration with Label Bleu. 2 years later, album Yopla! was released. In addition to performing with other groups, Bojan Z also has his own band.
After years of thinking about playing solo piano, in 2001 he released album Solobsession, a buzz in the world of jazz.
In 2002, Bojan was awarded the Medal of Dedication of art and literature by the French Ministry of Culture and the same year also received the award Django Reinhardt for songwriter of the year.
In 2005, he was awarded the title of outstanding European jazz artist of the “European Jazz Prize.” The trio Xenophonia single came out in 2006 and he won the single of the year in “Victoires du Jazz 2007.”
The concert in Ho Chi Minh City will take place at 20h on 27/2 at the Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (Idecaf). Fares VND100,000 (50% reduction for students).