photo Nikola Cvetković
Miloš Čolović Trio
Andreja Hristić - piano
Miloš Čolović – double bass
Miloš Grbatinić - drums
Double bassist Miloš Čolović (Belgrade, 1998) was educated at the jazz department of the "Stanković" Music school, and attended classical double bass lessons. He graduated in 2022 from the Music Academy in Graz (prof. Morten Ramsbel's class), and enrolled in master's studies in Vienna. He was among the finalists of the jazz double bass competition in Prague in 2016, the semi-finalist of the International Bassist Association competition in Bloomington (Indiana/USA) in 2019, as well as the winner of the "Mihajlo Miša Blam" award for the most promising young jazz musician in Serbia in 2017. He is the selector of the Belgrade festival Oslobađanje.
Čolović's collaborators in the trio are well-known figures on the Serbian jazz scene. Andreja Hristić studied in Linz and at Berklee and teaches jazz piano at music schools in Vršac and Belgrade. Miloš Grbatinić is a Department of Jazz and Popular Music student at the FMU in Belgrade and has been a drummer in the RTS Big Band for years. The trio has existed since 2015, mainly performing Miloš's original compositions inspired by the post-bap of the sixties (Wayne Shorter, Andrew Hill, Bill Evans...) and film music. Apart from this trio, Čolović is also a member of the Soothsayer collective in Austria. Both bands are preparing their first albums.
Main collaborations: Dena Derose, Sofija Knežević, Jelena Jovović, Jure Pukl, Howard Curtis, Steve Carrington, Freddie Hendricks, Oliver Kent, Renato Kiko, Davis Whitfield, Mario Gonzi, Jim Rotondi, Franklin Kiermyer, Max Kochetov, Big Band RTS, among others. Discography: Uglješa Novaković - Tales From the Past, Aleksandar Grujić - GIV & Gaslight, Skyler Floe - The Chordless Quartet, Ármin Jámbor - Bad Odyssey.