The Boban Markovic Orchestra has been the leading brass band in
Serbia over the last 10 years. The group has received a number of
awards ("Golden Trumpet", "First Trumpet" and
"The Best Orchestra") at the "Dragacevski Sabor"
brass band meeting and competition in Guca, held every August Central
Serbia since 1961. At last year's Sabor, the Boban Markovic Orchestra,
playing material from the forthcoming "Bistra Reka" CD,
won "The First Trumpet" - officially the top prize.
In the recording of "Bistra Reka" the regular brass band
sound was improved by the addition of another percussionist and
sax player. The orchestra's fifth release presents a band at the
height of its maturity with great tunes such as Frank London's "TT"
or the traditional "Bolujem Ja" and "Grom Cocek".
The Boban Markovic Orchestra had a hugely successful concert season
last year (International New Jazz Festival Moers, Pepsi Sziget in
Budapest in front of over 15,000 people...) and this year they have
an even busier schedule, touring Hungary and playing in Spain, Austria,
Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia,
France and Poland.