This jazz concert will include Vasiljevic’s own compositions as well as several original arrangements of songs by Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis.
Dimitrije Vasiljevic is performing extensively at renowned jazz clubs in New York City and had a successful release performance of his debut album The Path of Silvan at club Drom in the East Village on September 24. Together with his quartet, which also includes Brad Shepik (USA) on electrical guitar, Ayal Tsubery (Israel) on upright bass and Alessio Romano (Italy) on drums, he dazzled the audience with a night of highly original music and energetic and upbeat, the emotionally-charged interpretation.
From his native Serbia, where he was a member of prominent jazz ensembles and performed extensively throughout Europe, Vasiljevic’s journey has taken him to Berklee College of Music in Boston where he received a number of prestigious awards including the Jazz Performance Award and Piano Department Achievement Award. Vasiljevic currently teaches jazz at NYU where he also pursued a master’s degree in jazz performance under.
Dimitrije Vasiljevic has headlined performances at many jazz venues and festivals in Europe among which are the Norrtelje Jazzdagar (Sweden), the Miskolc and the Bohem Jazz Festivals (Hungary), the Gmunden Festival (Austria) and the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), where in 2008 he was selected as one of twelve finalists to compete at the prestigious Montreux Solo Jazz Piano Competition” – and won both third jury prize and the audience prize. Dimitrije performed with the Alex Pinter Quintet alongside drummer Klemens Marktl. With this quintet he recorded the album Beantown Experience" for the Austrian label Extraplatte. More recently, Vasiljevic has played and recorded with Joe Lovano's NYU Artist Ensemble.