Dusko Goykovich

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Dusko Goykovich in the Unterfahrt jazz club (Munich 2009)

Dušan "Duško" Gojković , stage name: Dusko Goykovich (born October 14, 1931 in Jajce , Kingdom of Yugoslavia ), is a Serbian jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player , arranger and band leader. He set "standards of sensitive and at the same time pointed modern jazzy design with his melody-related, cantable and creatively subtle way of playing."

Live and act

Goykovich first got to know the trumpet in the folkloric environment of his home country and studied music and philosophy at the Belgrade Music Academy in the early 1950s . From 1951 to 1955 he was a member of the local radio dance orchestra. After a short time with the Frankfurt All Stars , he joined Max Greger in 1956 and Kurt Edelhagen in 1957 . After a first visit to the United States at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958 with the International Youth Band of Marshall Brown , he worked in 1959 at Albert Mangelsdorff and the Jazz Ensemble of the hessian broadcast and played from 1960 back in the big bands of Edelhagen, Herb Pomeroy , Maynard Ferguson and Woody Herman , interrupted by studying at the Berklee School of Music in Boston (from 1961).

Goykovich returned to Germany in 1966 and founded his International Quintet in Cologne . In 1967 he was the head of the jazz combo in Gunther Schuller's Third Stream -opera The Visitation , which at the Hamburg Opera and the Met of New York was listed. He has been based in Munich since 1968 and works as a soloist a. a. in the Kenny Clarke / Francy Boland Big Band , with Heinz von Hermann , Peter Herbolzheimer , The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band , Joe Haider and Nicolas Simion and as leader of his own groups (including Soul Connection ).

In 2004 he recorded his CD A Handful of Soul with an international All Star Big Band in Belgrade . His album Samba Tzigane was released in 2006. On the occasion of his 75th birthday, a concert was held in Belgrade. He also founded his Munich Big Band as a talent factory and meeting place for local musicians, from 1987 he was in charge of the Bavarian Youth Jazz Orchestra for seven years and taught at jazz schools in Munich and Bern.

Prizes and awards

Goykovich was honored with the Schwabing Art Prize in 1998. After his live CD The Brandenburg Concert with the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra was released in 2013 , he received the Echo Jazz in May 2014 as a recognition of his life's work. In 2015, the Bavarian capital honored him with the Munich Music Prize for his "outstanding overall performance."

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  1. a b c Music Prize of the City of Munich 2015 to Dusko Goykovich (press release)