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Croatian jazz pianist and composer
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Matija Dedić is a Croatian jazz pianist and composer. He is the son of renowned musicians, the singer Gabi Novak and the singer-songwriter Arsen Dedić.
He broke through on the Croatian music scene in 1997 with the band “Boliers quartet”. Towards the end of the nineties, Matija founded a trio named “Matija Dedić Trio” which performed his authored works.
In the course of the years, he played in almost all of the countries in Europe as well as in the USA with big names like Alvin Queen, Martin Drew, Ron Ringwood, Boško Petrović, Marc Murphy Band, Patrizia Conte, David Gazarov, Gianni Basso, Miles Griffith and many others.
He wrote music for television and theatre and performed with popular musicians of the Croatian pop music scene. In 2000, he released his first solo album titled “Solo Part 1”, and in December the following year the second one titled “Handwriting” for which he won three Porin awards.
In September 2002, Matija performed in France on “The Montreux Jazz” festival, as one of the eleven finalists from 400 pianists from the whole world.
In 2008, he collaborated with worldly renowned musicians like Jeff Ballard, Larry Grenadier, Buster Williams and L. White. That year, Matija took private lessons with one of the greatest jazz musicians – Barry Harris.
He is the winner of numerous Croatian and international awards and prizes.