The music by composer/guitarist Toni Kitanovski is as diverse as the world he lives in. His life-long interest and research of what is common in the music of the human kind rather than what sets different musical cultures apart is materialized in his ability to seamlessly mix sound of antiquity with contemporary fabrics, music of the south, east and west with Balkan brass and Duke Ellington… Previous incarnations of the orchestra featured among others the great late Charlie Mariano in a mostly Mingus project, trumpeter Greg Hopkins, saxophonist Dave Wilson, DJ Dimitri from Çair and a long line of collaborators handpicked for their ability to say what they have to say musically in a unique way. Most successful orchestral entity under Toni’s leadership is “Toni Kitanovski and Cherkezi Orchestra”. Long lasting affiliation with this Roma brass band echoes in his film scoring, music for contemporary dance, collaboration with Congolese guitarist Eric Malu Malu, Bosnian poet Ahmed Buric and will also be a part of the lineup of the SJF2020 concert by guest appearance of trumpeter Asan Rasid. SJF Records published “One 4 Charlie”, Toni’s first album in 1997. Number of concerts and CD productions later mark the inspiring collaborative nature of our joint endeаvours. Toni Kitanovski Little Big Band at SJF2020 might just be a crown of it all!
15 October National Opera and Ballet, 21:30 NOB, 21:30