VLADAN V3 FOLK LEGACY
V3 is an Serbian-American Jazz-Folk Trio based in New York City. Led by Vladan Mijatovic on piano, V3 traverses boundaries of traditional Eastern European music, specifically Balkan folk melodies, blending the varied rhythms and colorful lyricism of beloved folk tunes with the sharp, cutting edge sounds of contemporary jazz. The atypical approach of V3 brings a unique perspective to today’s music.
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Serbian born jazz pianist and composer Vladan Mijatovic began playing the piano at age 5. As part of his musical background, Vladan has continuously combined music from Eastern Europe with the modern jazz and classical music idioms, finding a fine fusion of the two. He has performed around the world with his trio and as a solo pianist. Coming from Balkans, his music is influenced by the temperament of that area and shaped of many uneven beats and musical ornaments, embellishments that serve to decorate the melody. All of that is designed with modern music character, which makes his music dictionary very different and unique. Pianist and Composer Vladan Mijatovic makes his Carnegie Hall debut on October 7th 2014, performing the pieces from his first Solo Piano album, “Ornaments”. Vladan donated all of his earnings, to the poor in Serbia.
V3 - Folk Legacy
V3 is an exciting and innovative new Serbian-American, Jazz-Folk Trio based in New York City. Led by Vladan Mijatovic on piano, together with Berklee College of Music graduates Milos Branisavljevic on drums and Akos Forgacs on bass, they are bringing a fresh, alternative sound to a diverse and demanding music scene.
In a clear, original format V3 traverses boundaries of traditional Eastern European music, specifically Balkan folk melodies, blending the varied, uneven rhythms and colorful lyricism of beloved folk tunes with the sharp, cutting edge sounds of contemporary jazz. The atypical approach of V3 brings a unique perspective to today’s music.
Being brought up at that part of the world, where music is ornamental, melodious and vastly colorful, man is often bestowed with the unique skills and unconventional abilities in music.
Folk Legacy, features several covers such as “Biljana,” an old traditional Macedonian song, as well as “Night in Tunisia,” the famous jazz standard composed by the legendary Dizzy Gillespie. The featured artists on Folk Legacy include special guest, Ismail Lumanovski, virtuoso on clarinet, and are among today's most accomplished Eastern European musicians. Their inventive compositions are a testament to the creative impetus that is leading the way to new frontiers in “World Music”.
V3 brings a welcome new sound and an authentic, global sensibility to the contemporary musical landscape.