Michael Vlatkovich

Michael Vlatkovich, trombonist, composer, and arranger, is one of the leading talents among Los Angeles improvisational players. Located on the West Coast since 1973, he is an emotionally charged performer, comfortable in a variety of jazz and world music styles. Vlatkovich has performed extensively in the United States, Canada, and Europe. His improvisionally free music expresses raw power and beauty in a minimally structured format. Michael tours extensively in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Vlatkovich began studying music with the school band in the third grade. He distinguished himself in high school and was awarded a music scholarship to attend the St. Louis Institute of Music. Prior to his education at the Institute, Michael took part in an intensive six week workshop with internationally acclaimed saxophonist Oliver Nelson and guest soloists, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Roland Hanna, Ron Carter, and Phil Woods. Among his fellow students were Hamiett Bluett, Joe Bowie, Julius Hemphill, and Oliver Lake.

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...Vlatkovich is the finest trombonist improvising today. Jazz Review

A brilliant and unique voice as both trombonist and composer... Alex Cline

Albums

Mortality
Mortality
pfMentum
2015
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Subjective Experience In A Commercial Free Zone
Subjective Experience...
pfMentum
2015
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[no cover]
Succulence Of...
Creative Sources
2013
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You're Too Dimensional
You're Too Dimensional
pfMentum
2013
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Pershing Woman
Pershing Woman
pfMentum
2012
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[no cover]
ALiveBUQUERQUE
Creative Sources
2007
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