Matija Dedić

Matija was born in Zagreb, March 2, 1973. He began playing the classic piano when he was five years old. He graduated from Music high school Vatroslav Litinski»u003e in 1991. After that, he went to Graz to Jazz Academy, where he received private lessons with J. Taylor, Hal Galper and Bill Dobins. He grew up in a family that was heavily influenced by traditional and pop music. This is why he discovered jazz at an early age and how it allows him to be more abstract and personal. He returns to Zagreb in 1997 and begins to play more. His work is well-recognized both in Croatia and abroad. He also played in his own band, the Boliers Quartet». This group supported B. Golson and other musicians like K. Burells, R. Hayness, J. Feliciano, and All Stars Band». He also played in the Tamara Obrovac Quartet». He has played in Italy and Germany, Slowakia. England, Turkey, Spain. Austria, Slovenia. Serbia, FYR from Macedoina. France, Denmark. Sweden, Switzerland. Hungary, Greece. USA with names such as Alvin Queen, Martin Drew. Marc Murphy Band, Patrizia. D.avid Gazarov. Gianni Basso. Miles Griffith. Onder Fokan. J.L. Rassinfosse. Anca Parghel. Tomi Emanuel. Lenny White. Lenny White. Kendrick Scott. Jeff Ballard. Vicente Archer. Buster Wiliams. L.arry Grenadier. N.H.O. Pedersen, Ron Mcclure, Tamara Obrovac, Marek Patrman, Salvatore Maiore etc. He writes music for theatre and television, as well as occasionaly playing with big names in the Croatian pop music scene. The Croatian authors society honored him for his album “Octopussy”u003e as the best author, and the best jazz newcomer of the past ten years. In July 2002. Matija was one of 11 finalists to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival, France in July 2002. These finalists were selected from over 400 piano players around the globe. Arsen Dedic, his father, was awarded Premio tenco, Jacques Brel, and Gabi Novak, his mother. During her careere, she sang with Luis Armstrong and Garry Burton, Toots Tielmans and Hellen Merril. From

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