Rastko Obradović Quartet 

feat. ARKADY SHILKLOPER

The Northern Experience

Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, Studentski trg 11
17. novembar 2018 u 20h

If you are hanging around jazz in Belgrade, you’ve heard that voice. He seams to be essential component of any major jazz gig in Belgrade. If you went to see Bojan Zulfikarpašić and Vasil Hadžimanov at Kolarac Concert Hall end of last year, he was there as a guest soloist. He also performed in each of these pianists’ projects, both live and as guest soloist on the album. Until recently Rastko performed regularly with Schime Trio in Serbia and abroad. As you are reading this he is rehearsing with Euroradio Jazz Orchestra before performing 2 concerts in Latvia’s main concert halls in Jūrmala and Cēsis.

Well, it’s about time to see and listen Rastko Obradović as an author and a leader.

Multikultivator proudly presents Rastko Obradović Quartet, founded in Oslo, Norway in 2017 on a tour in Serbia (Kragujevac, Beograd i Novi Sad) from November 16th to 20th 2018.

Special flavor to the Belgrade concert will be added by Russian multi-instrumentalist and composer – the amazing Arkady Shilkloper (1956) known as one of the best jazz performers on French horn and alphorn in the world. Arkady performed in Belgrade on two occasions: with Moscow Art Trio in 2001 and “Mountain Tale” project (Moscow Art Trio with Angelite and Huun Huur Tu) at Sava center in 2004.

The concert tour in Serbia is a world premiere of Rastko’s original music that will also be featured on a first studio album of Rastko Obradović Quartet. The album will be recorded during band’s stay in Serbia at „Future Nature Sound“ studio in Pančevo.

Rastko Obradović (Serbia) is 23-year-old world class musician. His hallmark, a unique sound and dazzling improvisation, led him to collaboration with experienced musicians from Serbia and abroad. Rastko was strongly influenced by Jan Garbarek, Michael Brecker, Sonny Rollins and Bojana Z with whom he released a duo EP Wabi Sabi for Norwegian record label AMP Music and Records earlier this fall.

Arkady Shilkloper (Russia) Once member of Bolshoi Theater orchestra, Arkady is heavily engaged freelance artist currently living in Germany. He actively performs with various jazz formations, Simphony and Philharmonic orchestras from around the world and specific horn ensembles. Not only that Arkady will perform with Rastko Obradovic Quartet at Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, he will also be a gues soloist at quartet’s debut album.

In Serbia Arkady is known for his collaboration with Misha Alperin (Moscow Art Trio) who actualy introduced him into the world of jazz and improvised music. Arkady Shilkoper performed before Belgrade audience ion two occasions: in October 2001 Moscow Art Trio gave two sold-out performances at Belgrade Youth Cultural Center (Dom omladine Beograda), and three years later at Sava cener with “Moauntin Tale” project featuring Moscow Art Trio, Angelite The Bulgarian Voices and Huun Huur Tu.

Martin Sandvik Gjerde (Norway) Martin Sandvik Gjerde is a Norwegian pianist. He has a degree from the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he studied with teachers like Helge Lien, Eyolf Dale and Espen Berg. Martin has become an active member of the Norwegian jazz scene, with broad experience from both modern and traditional jazz.

Alexander Hoholm (Norway) Alexander is an active double bass player based in Oslo. After completing his masters degree in 2017 at the Norwegian Academy of Music he has been using his acquired skills for the good in the freelancing world. Even though very young, Alexander has done collaborations with such music figures as Andrew D’Angelo, Jim Black, Didrik Ingvaldsen, Børge-Are S. Halvorsen and played gigs with plenty of other well known musicians.

Raymond S. Lavik (Norway)
Raymond S. Lavik (born in Bergen, currently residing in Oslo) graduated at the University of Stavanger, and is now on his last year on Master degree in Music Performance. In 2015/16 he took a year abroad in Denmark at Danish National Academy of Music where he studied under and played with people like Marc Bernstein, Anders Mogensen and Martin Andersen. During his stay in Denmark, he was one of the most active and sought-after drummers in the music scene. Raymond toured both nationally and internationally and is in demand figure in the Norwegian jazz scene.