I had the great privilege of spending the last week of July in Skopje, preparing the debut performance of our tentatively-titled Encounter project. As I mentioned at the concert, it was one of my shortest stays in Macedonia in recent memory, but also one of the sweetest, mostly because of the time spent working with so many wonderful musicians: bassist Kiril Tufekchievski, guitarist Bojan "Shamba" Petkov, saxophonists Kiril Kuzmanov and Ivan Ivanov, trumpet player Stelios Chatzikaleas (Greece), and percussionist Ratko Dautovski. It was an honor to share our music as part of the Skopsko Leto Skopje Summer Festival, and the concert was attended by an outstandingly supportive audience at the beautiful 15th-century Suli An venue in Skopje's old town, the stara charshija. Video is coming soon, but here is the link to a preview article, thoughtfully written by arts journalist Ljupcho Jolevski (Google translate may be required).
12/6/2017 10:59:15 pm
I attended Skopje summer festival last year and it was a great experience because different kinds of music were played. It is kind of sad that I wasn't able to see you there last year and I hoped that I will be able to listen to your music. I was not able to attend this year because I was too busy at work, but I will make sure that I will make it next year. Hopefully, by that time I will be able to hear you play. More power to your music guys.
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