Vasil Hadzimanov Band
It was Vasil's interest in jazz, however, that won him full scholarship to attend the Interlochen Arts Camp for two summers in a row and afforded him the opportunity to study and perform with Milt Jackson, Curtis Fuller, and Bayron Stripling among others. He moved to Boston in 1992 to study piano and arranging at Berklee College of Music on a scholarship. He graduated in 1995 and his piano teachers were Ray Santisi and Lazslo Gardony. While at Berklee, he performed with Matt Garrison, Rick Peckham, Leroy Jenkins (in his rap opera “Funky Faust”), George Garzone, Ayib Dieng, and toured nationally with Paskal Bokar’s afro-pop band. In September 1996 Vasil moved to New York, where he continued his work with some of the best young musicians like: Antonio Sanchez, David Gilmore, David Binney, Cris Cheek, Marko Djordjevic, Danny Sadownick, Adam Deutch, Reuben Rogers, Rodney Holmes, “Ultranate”…After spending a year in the Big Apple he decided to move back to Yugoslavia and finish what he started with his own VASIL HADZIMANOV BAND.