Croatian Army Big Band performs Dilema, composition by Miljenko Prohaska at jazz festival Proljetna revija jazza in April, 1998 at Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb.
Miljenko Prohaska was a famous Croatian composer/arranger and bandleader. He was longtime leader and artistic director of Radio Zagreb Dance Orchestra (the present-day Croatian Radiotelevision Jazz Orchestra). In this particular occasion the army big band had bigger rendition, called “Sympho” Big Band, with additional brass and woodwinds instruments. Continue reading
Developing a Personal Saxophone Sound by Dave Liebman is the book which changed my life regarding saxophone playing, or I could easily say it saved my career as a saxophone player.
I got this book in December 1996 and started reading thoroughly sentence by sentence, chapter by chapter. At that time I already had a degree in classical saxophone from the Zagreb Music Academy and played professionally for four years in the Croatian Army Wind Orchestra, Big Band and in some jazz combos and pop bands. Continue reading
And now I am retired after seventeen years in Croatian Army Band (1992-2009), and I have to a make a living as a full freelance musician (quite a challenge in this small country). Now I will have more time to concentrate at my own music to learn and study things I missed before because of lack of time. My new album (Free Fall) is already on its way and should be released early next year (2010). This is my second solo album Continue reading