November 8 / 21.30 pm / Writers’ Club (Klub književnika)
Our most famous composer, keyboardist and music arranger – Vasil Hadžimanov opens a new concert season of the oldest jazz club in the city – Writers’ Club (Klub književnika).
Vasil Hadžimanov is classified as the most productive and most promising jazz musician in the former Yugoslavia, with seven albums published, numerous performances in the country and the region, and gigs on all local, regional and international jazz, world music events and festivals.
This time, at the Writers’ Club, Vasil decided to present his Piano Trio – besides him on the piano, we will have an exclusive opportunity to hear Milan Nikolić on the contrabass, then Paja Milutinović on the drum, and a special guest on the trumpet – a great artist Strahinja Banović, while the main vocal will be Marta Hadžimanov.
Since 1946 the Writers’ Club (Klub književnika) has the status of a cult restaurant. This is the place where Ivo Andric gave his first statement after receiving the Nobel Prize, the place where you could see legends of philosophy like Simon de Bovoar, Jean Paul Sartre and world famous actress Sophia Loren. Danilo Kish and Momo Kapor regularly attended, and on the menu, besides excellent food, there were always intellectual debates.
Although Belgrade and the Writers’ Club have inevitably changed since then, some things have remained the same – for example, the first jazz club in Belgrade was at the address of 7 Francuska St. and this tradition is still alive today. Every Friday the Writers’ Club organizes fantastic jazz evenings, acoustic concerts and live performances by domestic and foreign artists. Especially for this occasion, the Autumn Menu is introduced, which is based on a mixture of well-known specialties and new seasonal dishes.
Vasil Hadzimanov Trio Live, in the intimate ambience of the Writers’ Club, is a true jazz experience that you shouldn’t miss!
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.