$10 Cover @ the Door / Start 8pm / Doors 7:30pm
Original music by jazz pianist/composer Vladan Milenkovic, in a jazz quartet setting. Featuring Rick Stone (alto sax, bass clarinet), Vladan Milenkovic (piano, melodion), Sean Farias (bass), Brooke Sofferman (drums).
VLAD (Vagabonds Living A Dream) is a series of group and solo projects led by Serbian born pianist and composer, Vladan Milenkovic. A powerful pianist with prodigious imagination and refined technique, Vlad merges acoustic and electronic mediums into emotionally charged sound-images which range from beautifully austere to exuberant to fairy-tale like. The depth of his music can be overwhelming. His compositions often transcend categorization, bringing together vocabularies of various cultures and epochs, East and West, jazz and classical, ancient and postmodern, groove and silence, Balkan roots and electronica beats.
While studying biology at the University of Belgrade, Vlad had led his acclaimed jazz trio in former Yugoslavia before receiving a scholarship to study jazz composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1991. He completed his Masters degree at University of Northern Iowa and is on faculty at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. He performed or recorded with many known and unknown musicians from various music cultures, including Jeff Coffin, Anthony Cox, Peter Erskine, Ron Blake, Antonio Sanchez, Matthew Garrison, Ben Monder, and Dave King.
Vladan currently lives in Boston and is an Assistant Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music. He also teaches at Bridgewater State University and Augsburg College.
Original music by jazz pianist/composer Vladan Milenkovic, in a jazz quartet setting.
Rick Stone (alto sax)
Vladan Milenkovic (piano, melodion)
Sean Farias (bass)
Brooke Sofferman (drums)