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Miro Kadoić was born in Zagreb. He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Music in 1986. He received several awards and prizes at various classical music competitions (i.e. First Federal Prize in the Clarinet Category in 1980; etc.) as well as the scholarship of the Musical Youth for Young Jazz Talents in 1982, etc. It the 1980s he started playing with blues bands (Podroom Blues Band) and cooperating with pop-rock musicians (Massimo Savić, Parni Valjak, Voodoobuddha, etc.). At the same time he started playing in jazz combos. He visited New York on several occasions where he studied under the mentorship of Reggie Workman and Blue Lou Marini (Blues Brothers Band) . For several years he was a soloist and the first saxophone of the Radio Zagreb Big Band. At the same time he started leading jazz combos (Kadoić-Križić Ansamble, Miro Kadoić Quartet). From 1993 to 2007 he was a member of RTV Slovenia Big Band. As a soloist of the mentioned orchestras he played with many distinguished musicians (Johnny Griffin, Clark Terry, Erni Wilkins, N.H.O. Pedersen, Herb Pomeroy, Silvia Droste, Jerry Van Royen, Boško Petrović, Maria Schneider, David Murray, Bill Holman, etc). He is an active musician on both Slovenian and Croatian music scenes where he works with eminent musicians like Primož Grašić, Matthias Daneck, Ratko Divjak, Kruno Levačić, Saša Nestorović, Davor Križić and others

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Although Kadoic’s charisma shines primarily from his alto be-bop skills and merciless performative energy, the opening “Ann” shines with soprano, while on Kaper’s “Invitation” he finds the tinges of European jazz romanticism. The visiting musicianship from electric guitarist Ivan Kapec is set over the course of three pieces. As a leader, Kadoic capably distributes the nocturnal feeling over the participants’ discipline and thus bridges both the historic and stylistic leaps this music can offer. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the album comes by its end, when earlier material is revisited: ‘Istriana’, slightly M-Base-d on the pentatonic scale material from Adriatic folklore (a piece from his first album “Dry”), and “Vitro”, a jazz-rock piece originally conceived by Ten Directions ensemble

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Album Human Link by Miro Kadoic

Human Link

Aquarius Records

Album Vitro by Miro Kadoic


Aquarius Records



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