Zulfikarpašić Bojan

Born in a music loving family in Belgrade in 1968, Bojan Zulfikarpasic starts playing the piano at the age of 5.
The rise to recognition begins in 1990. Replacing the pianist of bassist Marc Buronfosse’s quartet, Bojan wins the prize for best soloist at the ’Concours de la Défense’ and his appearance does not go unnoticed by some of France’s biggest names in jazz.

In 1993 he starts his collaboration with Label Bleu with the debut album of the Bojan Z Quartet, followed by Yopla!, his second quartet recording, released in 1995.
In 1999, he releases his successful multi-ethnical project Koreni, inviting eight musicians from different horizons.
After some years of thought and reflection on the endeavour of solo piano playing, Bojan records his internationally praised and revered cd Solobsession, released in 2001, his fourth album as main artist.

In 2002 Bojan Zulfikarpasic is granted the title of Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government and receives the Prix Django Reinhardt for Musician of the Year from the French Académie du Jazz.

His fifth album for Label Bleu, his first in trio format, with the formidable bassist Scott Colley (known from his work with great names like Chris Potter and Herbie Hancock) and New York jazz drummer Nasheet Waits has been released in October 2003.

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