Matija Dedić, piano

Matija has been performing all over the world with artists such as Alvin Queen, Martin Drew, Ron Ringwood, Boško Petrović, Marc Murphy Band, Patrizia Conte, David Gazarov, Gianni Basso, Miles Griffith, Onder Fokan, J.L. Rassinfosse, Anca Parghel, Tomi Emanuel, Lenny White, Kendrick Scott, Jim Madison, Jeff Ballard, Vicente Archer, Buster Wiliams, L.arry Grenadier, N.H.O. Pedersen, Ron Mcclure, Tamara Obrovac, Marek Patrman, Salvatore Maiore, Antonio Sanchez, Scott Colley, Gene Jackson, Bojan Z, John Hollenback, Joris Dudli, Rachid Zeroual, Bruno Castellucci, Catia Werneck, Howard Curtis, Melissa Aldana, Johannes Weidenmueller, Chris Cheek …

Matija started playing classic piano at the age of five. After music school in home Zagreb, he went to Graz to Jazz Academy where he studied with Harald Neuwirth and had lessons with J. Taylor, Hal Galper, Bill Dobins and Barry Harris.

Matija was raised in the family of musicians, surrounded by pop and traditional music. He began listening to all kinds of music very early, soon discovering jazz and finding it closest to his own expression, abstract and allowing more personal musical point of view.

He played with his band Boilers Quartet, with which he supported B. Golson, K. Burell, R. Haynes, J. Feliciano and performed with All Stars Band. Meanwhile, he also had a chance to play in Tamara Obrovac Quartet.

He writes music for television and theatre, and performs occasionally with famous names of Croatian music scene. Croatian Authors Society awarded him for the album Octopussythe best author and best jazz newcomer in the last 10 years“!

In July 2002, Matija performed during the Montreux Jazz Festival in France as one of the 11 finalists that were chosen from more than 400 pianists around the world.

His late father, composer and author Arsen Dedić riecieved awards Premio tenco and Jacques Brel and his mother, singer Gabi Novak performed with Luis Armstrong, Garry Burton, Phill Woods, Toots Tielmans, Hellen Merril, Joe Turner.