Boško Petrović

BB: 18. February 1935. Bjelovar, Croatia D: 10. January 2011. January 2011. He founded his first combo band in 1950 as a violinist. 1959. Bosko Petrovic created the Zagreb Jazz Quartet, whose music was based mainly on original music that was inspired by the musical traditions of his country. They were soon recognized for their original style of Balkan jazz. (J.E. Berendt in Twen Magazine 1962. The Quartet performed numerous concerts in Europe and the United States during its eight-year active year. The Quartet was reunited with Art Farmer, an American trumpet player, after a year’s break. 1970. Bosko organized the group once again. Bosko enlisted the help of talented young musicians to reorganize the group. Convention toured Austria and Hungary, Italy, Switzerland Czechoslovakia Poland, Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Poland, Germany France, Sweden Norway, India, Japan the Soviet Union, and the United States. Along with several outstanding jazz musicians from Eastern Europe (Michael Urbaniak and Zbigniew Sifert, Woldemierz Nahorny, Csaba De-, Aladar Perge, Radul Mikaly, Janos Fogarasi Jiri Stevin, Ernst Ludwig Petrovsky Simeon Sterev, Dan Mindrila), Bosko also founded the Novocovertibile All Stars band with which he records and plays from time to record occasionally. The duo with Neven Franges, a Zagreb pianist, was formed in the middle of 1985. Bosko Petrovic wrote or arranged the Duo’s program. It includes a number of Bosko’s original compositions as well as the so-called classical works of Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and John Lewis. Bosko is often a host and MC on jazz programmes. He was awarded the Slavenski Award, the Town of Zagreb Award, and the Croatian Grammy Award Porin. Today Bosko lives

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