Schime & Muzikon


Belgrade Youth Center, Main Hall


Luka Ignjatović – alto saxophone

Sava Miletić - piano

Boris Šainović – bass

Peđa Milutinović – drums


Aleksandra Milanović (koncertmajstor), Milana Bjelobaba, Atanasija Stanišić, Jelena Pejanović, Igor Hadžić, Jelena Matović, Katarina Petković, Dušica Mladenović, Mina Đekić, Rade Živanović, Anja Aleksić, Aleksandar Vrbić, Milica Žugić - violins

Nemanja Živanović, Milica Mihailović, Aleksandra Kijanović, Frančeska Grgin – violas

Tamara Ranković, Mladen Arsenović, Pavle Savić – cellos

Nikola Buljančević - double bass


In just one day, the Schime Trio + One ensemble had an experience that some prominent jazzers wait for their entire career - to be praised by DownBeat and All About Jazz in their reviews of the Belgrade Jazz Festival 2016, when they presented their debut album Do You Really Wanna Play? The following year, they impressively celebrated the centenary of Dizzy Gillespie's birth with Italian trumpet grandmaster Fabrizio Bosso. And then came the golden 2018. In May, they released their second album Visualization, on the Swiss Unit Records label and promoted it at the famous festival in Moers (Germany). As representatives of Radio Belgrade, they then entered the finals of the European competition of young bands organized by the European Broadcasting Union at the Jazz in Marciac festival in France. They wrapped up the year with a performance with the young Italian pianist Enrico Zanissi at the Pančevo Jazz Festival.

Their ambitions led them soon on an even more exciting course. Luka Ignjatović and Sava Miletić composed new music for a performance with the twenty-member orchestra Muzikon, trying their hand at the third stream for the first time. They chose Vladimir Nikolov and Ana Krstajić as arrangers. The music premiered in the Kolarac Hall in December 2020, with no audience, but streaming on the Agelast Sessions channel. Soon, the festival in Moers invited them all to perform the same program there, and they managed to do it thanks to the help of the Goethe Institute and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For the opening of the Belgrade Jazz Festival 38th edition, the pair prepares some fresh music to be presented with Muzikon.



The Muzikon chamber orchestra is an artistic multimedia ensemble that promotes quality, excellence and creativity, focusing on the original promotion and emancipation of all concert performance aspects. In addition to the classical repertoire, the Muzikon orchestra develops and performs other projects (digital concerts, interactive design, 3D mapping and new technologies). The orchestra's flexibility and quality in several genres define it as a 21st-century artistic ensemble capable of all music production demands. The orchestra director is Miloš Jovanović, and the concertmaster is Aleksandra Milanović.

Since the very start, Muzikon has played with form and program. They gave concerts in large venues such as the Kolarac Hall or the Belgrade Youth Center, but performed in trams or nature (Botanical Garden, Macanska Poljana in Žabljak) also. Similarly, the orchestra's programs vary from the premiere performance of Alexander Sedlar's first symphony to playing the music of Queen, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, performances with Boris Berezovsky and Stefan Milenković, tours in China with the Salzburg Philharmonic, to casual concerts for fellow citizens. Besides Schime, the orchestra collaborated with vibraphonist Miloš Branisavljević and his quartet in jazz. Jazz-tinged classics were on the orchestra's program several times, such as works by George Gershwin or Vladimir Nikolov (Out of Focus suite), as well as covering jazz standards.

This year, the orchestra celebrates its fifth anniversary. They mark the mini-jubilee by promoting the works of Serbian composers, with eight planned premieres in 2022.