Big Band RTS feat. Lana Janjanin & Dina Rizvić “Miracles”
RTS Big Band will share the stage with two spectacular jazz artists of the younger generation – Lana Janjanin and Dina Rizvic, at the concert caled „Miracles“. It will be an opportunity for audience to get acquianted with the pieces, for which these two jazz ladies are already known in the region, Europe, but also in the world. Expirience a great combination of composing, arranging and jazz singing with top performances by RTS Big Band.
The concert will be held on Febuary 13th at 8p.m. in he Great Hall of Kolarac endowment. Tickets are on sale at the Kolaracs endowment box office.
Lana Janjanin and Dina Rizvic got the spot in jazz history of the region as the first women to compose, arrange, play, sing and record their opus for jazz orchestra. In addition to composing pieces, they also love to make jazz arrangements for pieces that are dear to them.
Lana Janjanin completed the study of clasical composition at the prestigious „University For Music And Performing Arts“ in Vienna, and after that attained a masters degree in Media Composition, at the same university. She writes lyrics, composes, arranges music for her jazz orchestra, with which she regularly performs on international stages. She also writes for classical and jazz orchestras, which she conducts in some projects.
Dina Rizvic gratuated from the prestigious „Berklee College of Music“ in Contemporary Writing and Production. She has collaborated with renowned artists, conductors and ensembles such as Bosko Petrovic, Josipa Lisac, Alan Bjelinski, HRT Jazz orchestra and many others. She is currently in London, pursuing a masters degree in Audio Production at the „University of Westminster“. She works as a composer of music for media (film/TV/radio), teaches piano, works as an accompanist and collaborates with British band „Hank“, as wel as with the American band „Skybridge“, with which she recently performed in Japan and Croatia.
Radio Television of Serbia Big Band is the only professional jazz ensemble in Serbia. Since it’s founding in 1954., the ensemble has colaborated with the most famous domestic and foreign artists. Eminent conductors, composers and arrangers: Mladen Bobi Gutesa, Vojislav Bubisa Simic, Zvonimir Skerl, Dusko Gojkovic and Stjepko Gut were leding the orchestra for many years.
Throughout the years the orchestra recived exceptional awards and recognitions. Orchestra won the first prize at the Jazz Festival in Juan Les Pins in 1960. After it’s first tour in 1957., the orchestra was performing at the worlds most famous festivals (Tel Aviv, Montrael, Marseille, Thesaloniki, Munchen), and at a few UNICEF concerts (Belgrade, Paris, Geneve) and always with exceptional succes and praiseworthy reviews.
Over the years, the world’s biggest names of jazz music such as: Clark Terry, Benny Golson, Johnny Griffin, Maynard Ferguson, Tony Scott, Jerome Richardson, Ernie Wilkins, Alvin Queen, Reggie Johnson, Eddie Henderson, Hank Mobley, Jon Hendricks, Roy Hargrove, Brad Leali, Diane Schuur, Don Menza, Steve Turre, Ronnie Cuber, Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Chuck Findley, Bobby Shew, Ack Van Rooyen, Peter Herbolzheimer, Ed Thigpen, Philly Jo Jones, Sal Nistico, Nathan Davis, Don Byas, Larry Vuckovich, Lee Konitz, Heinz von Hermann, Kenny Drew, Aladár Pege, Vic Vogel, Karlheinz Miklin, Adrian Mears, Peter King, Christoph Lauer, Erling Kroner, Ilja Reijngoud, Bert Joris, Gregory Hutchinson, Jens Winter, Jesse Davis, John Fedchock, Andrea Tofanelli, Simon Rigter, Samuel Blaser,… and also the worlds show business stars Ray Charles, Danny Kaye, Josephina Baker, Mireille Mathieu, Enrico Macias, Anni-Frid Lyngstad (ABBA) and others performed with the orchestra.
RTS Big Band has made numerous studio albums, as well as permanent recordings fot the sound archive of Radio Belgrade.