36th Belgrade Jazz Festival 2020

36th Belgrade Jazz Festival 2020

36th Belgrade Jazz Festival 2020

via @bgjazzfest

Gorica & The Grooveheadz

Friday, Dec 18 - DOB AMERICANA 21.00

*The organizer reserves the right to change the schedule and venues due to the epidemiological measures enforced during the Festival.

Gorica & The Grooveheadz is an ensemble of young musicians spontaneously gathered during their studies at the Faculty of Music Jazz Department. Singer-songwriter Gorica Šutić formed the band where she writes the music, arrangements and lyrics. Their sound eludes genre determinants, but jazz, soul, groove, and electronics are apparent. This ensemble is mainly dedicated to the author’s work, and their repertoire includes arrangements of existing songs adapted to their sensibility and sound. Gorica Šutić appears twice on the album Mozaik, the first compilation of recordings of the FMU Jazz Department students: first with the MING Vocal Quartet, in Wayne Shorter’s “Black Nile”, then in an exciting interpretation of the jazz standard “After You’ve Gone” with the student octet arranged by Vladimir Nikolov.

What else can one add to such an “ancient” song like “After You’ve Gone” after all the beaming renditions by Marion Harris, Bessie and Satchmo, Ella, Dinah and Judy Garland, Cécile McLorin Salvant? But Gorica Šutić did not follow any of those beam lights, she followed her own instinct to shine with composed improvisation after the opening and instrumental solos. (from the review of the album Mozaik, by Vojislav Pantić)

Gorica Šutić – vocals

Stevan Milijanović – keyboards

Stefan Stehlik – guitar

David Gegić –bass

Aleksa Milijanović – drums