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Vesna Pisarović was immersed in music from an early age:
through formal education in flute, through youthful experiments
in punk-rock, through a rigorous study of vocal techniques, and,
even more distantly, through a degree in phonetics and
linguistics at the University of Zagreb. And yet her route to jazz
and improvised music seems quite circuitous. At the age of
twenty, Vesna embarked on a path of stardom in the popular
music industry in Croatia, releasing five commercial albums
which reached golden or platinum sales, performing
uncountable concerts, appearing in numerous live broadcasts.
Vesna even competed at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2002.
However, an encounter with the music of the free jazz artist
Peter Brötzmann in a Berlin club would turn this experience
around. Enchanted by such intensity and expressive freedom,
Vesna decided to devote herself to the study of jazz, enrolling
at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague and earning a Master’s
degree in musical performance at the Guildhall School of Music
and Drama in London. In 2012 she released her debut jazz
album With Suspicious Minds for the well-known German label
Jazzwerkstatt. She currently resides in Berlin where she
performs with many renowned musicians such as Greg Cohen,
Tony Buck, Chris Abrahams, Zeno de Rossi, Chris Dahlgren,
John Betsch, Gerhard Gschlößl, Steve Heather, Clayton
Thomas, Dieb 13, Martin Sasse, Frederick Köster, Francesco
Bigoni and many others.