INFOBOXGenre(s): Jazz/Improvised Music
From: Vienna, Austria
Musical brilliance and lived inspiration: there is no other quite like him – a double bass player, a composer, an arranger and a complete rhythm section refined and rolled into one person: NENAD VASILIC has long been at the forefront of European jazz and is highly acclaimed throughout the continent. Born in Nis, Serbia, he grew up surrounded by a rich tradition of Balkan folklore. Traditional music, Roma music and a love of jazz were strong influences in his younger years, when he was playing mainly piano and bass guitar. From age sixteen onwards, he played throughout the local jazz scene and was considered one of the most talented double bass players. After jazz studies in Graz, he moved to Vienna and has since been one of the most sought-after contrabassists.