Max Kochetov Quartet feat. Fabrizio Bosso


Maksim Max Kochetov - saxophones 

Andreja Hristić - piano 

Boris Šainović – double bass 

Miloš Grbatinić – drums 

Maksim Max Kochetov was born in Kyiv (Ukraine) in 1979. He has been involved in music since early childhood - he first learned accordion, clarinet, and saxophone. From 1992 to 1997, he studied saxophone at the Kyiv State Music College "R.M. Gliera". In 1997, he attended the summer school in Erfurt (Germany), under the guidance of Polish Zbigniew Namyslowski (saxophone class) and British John Taylor (ensembles), and then had several engagements in German and French clubs. In 2003, he was a three-time laureate of the Do#Dj Junior festival in Donetsk, winning awards for the best performer, jazz-rock ensemble, and original track. 

He has been living and working in Serbia since the mid-2000s. In 2010, he became a member of the RTS Big Band, the first alto of this orchestra, and the most impressive soloist. At the same time, he worked with numerous jazz and rock ensembles (Unit 5+1, Bramax, Deca loših muzičara...) and collaborated extensively with Emir Kusturica. He released three albums as a leader: self-published 13:30 (2014, instrumental quartet) and It's Time for Jazz (2015, quintet with singer Ksenia Kochetova), as well as the current album Altered Feelings (2022, eight-piece suite for instrumental quartet), released with the A.MA Records label from Bari (Italy). He also played in the albums of Big Band RTS, Sanja Marković and Jelena Jovović, and he has been editing the program in the Belgrade club Telma for several years. He debuted as a leader at the Belgrade Jazz Festival in 2014. This year, he will mainly perform the tracks from the upcoming album, also with A.MA Records. The special guest is the Italian trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso.

Fabrizio Bosso - Photo Roberto Cifarelli

Photo Roberto Cifarelli

Fabrizio Bosso – trumpet 

Fabrizio Bosso (Turin, 1973) was only five years old when he started playing the trumpet to be like his father, an amateur trumpeter. At fifteen, he already graduated from the Turin Conservatory. Soon afterward, he played his first jam session, became a member of Gianni Bass's big band at seventeen, and went into the studio for the first time. He then moved to Bari, where he worked with Nicola Conte and numerous gifted peers and taught at the Niccolò Piccinni Conservatory. In 1999, he was voted the greatest talent in the Musica Jazz magazine poll. The following year, he made his discographic debut as a leader with the album Fast Flight.

He recorded about thirty albums as a leader or co-leader (quartet, quintet, numerous duo combinations, collectives The Jazz Convention, High Five Quintet, Latin Mood and Spiritual Trio) and several dozen more as a sideman. On the latest album, We Wonder (2022), he offers an authentic perspective of Stevie Wonder's music. He received awards for the best trumpet player and the best album in the JazzIt and Musica Jazz (Top Jazz) magazine polls. Collaborations (selected): Enrico Pieranunzi, Gianluca Petrella, Stefano Bollani, Gaetano Partipilo, Rosario Giuliani, Franco D'Andrea, Luciano Biondini, Mauro Ottolini, Rita Marcotulli, Enrico Rava, Renato Sellani, Stefano Di Battista, Carla Bley, Dianne Reeves, Maria Schneider, Ryan Truesdell.

So far, he has performed three times at the Belgrade Jazz Festival, the first two times in the same year, 2005: he first played in Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra on the opening night, then returned home to Rome, and came to Belgrade again with Nicola Conte's band. Then, he performed in Stefano Di Battista's quartet in the Kolarac Hall in 2008.