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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: March 2, 1968    

Born in a music loving family in Belgrade in 1968, Bojan Zulfikarpasic starts playing the piano at the age of 5. “In my country, music is a very widespread activity, and since working days finish quite early, family and friends would gather at my parent’s house as early as 3 o’clock in the afternoon to socialize and play music until late at night. I used to go to sleep listening to these Yugoslavian folksongs. Then I discovered Bach, Ravel and Debussy through my teachers, The Beatles ” thanks to a friend ” and Brazilian music with my father. I played these tunes by ear, trying to find the right chords, which already amounts to a jazz attitude”. As a teenager, while continuing his lessons in music school, he starts playing in bands and becomes known musician on the Belgrade jazz and rock scene (resulting in 1989 in receiving the award for Best Young Jazz Musician of Yugoslavia)....
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Awards

1988 - best young Yugoslav jazz musician 1990 - First prize for soloist La Defense, Paris 1992 - Grand prize La Défense - Paris 2002 - Django Reinhardt prize for the musician of the year 2002 - Le Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres 2005 Hans Koller Prize - Best European jazz musician 2006 - The CD of the year (Victoires du jazz) for "Xenophonia"
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    Humus

    Universal Music France
    2009
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