Jazzmo (Kruševac/Serbia)


The “Jazz manouche” movement is very strong in the Balkans, so it is not surprising that the epicenter of Šumadija region has its representatives of Django Reinhardt’s school too. “Jazz manouche” (from the French word “manouche” – “gipsy”) is also called gipsy swing, and it represents true bar music of a bygone era in romantic Paris, but it is still cultivated across the world with great care and devotion.

This band from Kruševac has played “jazz manouche” for ten years. The permanent members are Nenad and Nikola Milošević (guitar and contrabass), who are currently joined by Vukašin Simić on accordion, and Stevan Rakonjac on rhythm guitar. Besides performing the standards of the genre, they also perform their own compositions, some of which have already been recorded on their debut album With My Violin. They have given numerous local and regional performances, but they are especially proud of their two performances at Nišvil Fest, in 2010 and 2016. This will be their first performance in Novi Sad/Petrovaradin.