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    STJEPKO GUT (trumpeter) – Presentation (CV)

    STJEPKO GUT (trumpeter) – Presentation (CV)

    STJEPKO GUT (trumpeter) – Presentation (CV)

    15 December 1950, Ruma (former Yugoslavia)

    Formal Music Education
    Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, 1979
    Jazz studies: Swiss Jazz School, Bern, Switzerland 1973-1976
    General Music Education: Belgrade, Serbia-ex-Yugoslavia 1967-1971

    Lifetime Achievement at Nashville Jazz Fest – 2013 – International Association of Jazz Educators Award to MHS Big Band Graz, Stjepko Gut conductor, for outstanding service to jazz education at the 21st IAJE Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, Jan. 1994 – As a conductor, he won first place in the first Austrian Big Band Competition, Vienna, 1994 – Show Business Prize: Yugoslavia, and Serbia 1985, 1987 – Sav taj jazz (All that Jazz) – 1st place YU Jazz list 1996

    Teaching experience
    1985 – to present – KUG-Kunst University Graz, (oldest jazz department in Europe), Austria (Faculty member) – big band director, jazz articulation, ensemble scatt singing
    2011 – to present – Guest professor and artistic adviser at Belgrade Music Academy – Jazz Department
    2002 – to present – Guest clinician at UNH University, New Hampshire, USA
    1983 – to present – numerous master classes and summer camps in major music centres in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro, not listed below.
    Alvin Queen/Stepko GutNishville“, Charly AntoliniWow“, “Clark Terry’s Young Titans of Jazz“, Clark Terry and Louie BellsonLouie & Clark Expedition 2“, Dusko GoykovichTrumpets and Rhythm Unit“, Stjepko/Steve GutMr. CT“…

    Lionel Hampton – “Live in Switzerland” Vol 1 and 2 (Amos Records) ; Clark Terry and His Young Titans Of Jazz (Chiaroscuro Records) ; Steve Gut – “Sketches Of Balkan” (Timeless Records) ; Steve Gut – “Mr. CT” (Timeless Records) ; Steve Gut – “Steve Gut and RTB Big-Band” (Timeless Records) ; RTS Big Band – “Afro Balkan Sketches” (PGP RTB Records) ; Stjepko Gut – “Quartets” (PGP RTB Records) ; Alvin Queen and Stepko Gut – “Nishville” (MoJoe Records) ; “Something Special” (Videorama Records) ; Louie Bellson, Clark Terry – “Louie and Clark Expedition 2” (Percussion Power Records) ; Five LP´s with the Sextet Markovic-Gut (for PGP RTB Records) ; Sextet Markovic-Gut – “Message from Belgrade” (Timeless Records) ; Melissa Stott – “Why Now” (Leo Records, 2005) ; Melissa Stott – “The Picture” (Leo Records, 2007) ; Charly Antolini Jazz Power – “Wow” ; Mark Murphy (Wem Records)

    References and Quotes
    Clark Terry – “Steve is a fantastic trumpeter and I am very happy to call him one of my dear friends” – “Stjepko Gut is a world class artist whose rank is one of the top trumpeters of all times and I highly recommend him as an educator and lecturer.
    Chuck Israels – “All over the world there are fine musicians who for one reason or another, are well known only in their immediate area. Many of these are as good as or better than some of the most famous musicians in their field. Stepko Gut is one of these ‘hidden treasures’. Everything is in place in his playing: tone quality, pitch, rhythm, melodic interest and idiomatic ‘rightness’. Add to this his inventive ability as an improviser and that’s about as good as it gets. If you are within striking distance of this man, you owe yourself a chance to hear him play“.
    Johnny Griffin – “This is what happens when great jazz musicians enjoy playing / communicating with each other with a live audience in attendance. Two sensitive brass horn blowers, trumpet / flugelhorns, the world renown Clark Terry and his friend, the tasteful Stepko Gut with his quartet. Fun was had by all! Including the public, that witnessed this performance. ‘Hearing is believing’, jazz music from the heart“.

    Greats Stjepko has performed with
    Clark TerryLionel HamptonJimmy HeathJohnny GriffinCurtis FullerJames MoodyClifford JordanBarry HarrisEd ThigpenKenny DrewJunior ManceBob CranshowWild Bill DavisFrankie DunlopWynton MarsalisEddie HendersonGeorge CablesJoe NewmanJames WilliamsSnooky YoungAl PorcinoErnie WillkinsHorace ParlanJon FaddisNicholas PaytonRoy HargroveJunior ManceHarold MabernBob CranshowEarl MayEddie HarrisJerome RichardsonBenny PowellSlide HamptonMel LewisFrank WessBranford Marsalislvin Queen

    Big Bands and Small Groups
    Performed and recorded with Lionel Hampton all Stars Big Band, 1980 and 1981 (as only European musician at the time). Performed with Clark Terry Big Bands and Small Groups from 1982 to 2009 as well as teaching with Clark Terry at the number of jazz festivals – Louie Bellson Big Band (2007) – Harlem Big Band (2006) – SFB Berlin Big Band (1982) – Copenhagen Radio Orchestra (1989) – Charlie Antolini Jazz Power (1987-1990) – freelancing in NYC (1995-2012) – Billy Kay Quintet NYC (2005-2009) – Belgrade Jazz Orchestra (1995-1998, conductor, soloist) – Stjepko Gut Sketches of Balkan Band (1994-2000) – Stjepko Gut Boptet (1986-1987) – Stepko Gut, Ehud Asherie Duo (2007-present) – Dusko Goykovich, Trumpets and Rhythm Unit (1979-1982)

    2014 – Messina Jazz FestBasili Jazz FestValjevo Jazz FestPeperoncino Jazz Festival, Calabria ; 2013 – Gela Jazz Fest, Italy – Nishville Jazz Fest, Serbia ; 2012 – Bitonto Jazz Fest, Puglia ; 2010 – Novi Sad Jazz Fest, Serbia – Belgrade Jazz Fest ; 2009 – UNH Jazz Festival (Durham, NH, USA with Jimmy Heath, Antonio Hart…) ; 2007 – Pine Bluff Jazz Festival (Arkansas, USA) – Clark Terry Big Band / Jimmy Heath Quintet ; 2006 – UNH Jazz Festival (Durham, NH, USA with Clark Terry, James Moody, Rufus Reid) ; 2005 – UNH Jazz Festival (Durham, NH-USA with Clark Terry, George Robert, Geoff Keezer, Tony Reedus) ; 2005 – Cape May Jazz Festival, NJ, USA ; 2004 – UNH Jazz Festival (Durham, NH, USA with Clark Terry, Branford Marsalis, Cape Ma) ; 2003 – Clark Terry Band at Apollo Theatre with Cecyl Payne, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Heath) ; 2001 – La Teste De Bush Jazz Fest, France with Eddie Henderson ; 2000 – Bayonne Jazz Festival, France – Stepko Gut Quintet with George Cables ; 1999 – Trumpet Summit Orchestra at Marsiac Jazz Festival, France with Clark Terry, Benny Bailey, Jon Faddis, Wynton Marsalis, Terrell Stafford, Roy Hargrove and Nicholas Payton ; 1995 – Guiness Jazz Festival, Cork, Ireland, special guest with a group of leading Irish musicians ; 1994 – JVC Jazz FestivalEuropean QuintetCalvi Jazz Festival, Corsica (France) ; 1993 – Vienna Jazz Festival, Austria l – MHS Big-Band ; 1990 – Nancy Jazz Festival, France ; 1989 – Leverkussen Jazz Festival, Germany with the European all Stars Quintet ; 1988 – Monterey Jazz Festival, Switzerland with Music Academy Graz, Austria Big-Band (conductor and soloist) ; 1987 – Havana Jazz Festival, Havana, Cuba ; 1985 – Ivrea Jazz Festival, Italy ; 1983 – Middelheim Jazz Festival, Belgium ; 1983 – Istambul Jazz Festival, Turkey ; 1983 – Puglia Jazz Festival with Clifford Jordan ; 1982 – North Sea Jazz Festival with the Sextet Markovic-Gut ; 1981 – 1985 performed and recorded with the ex-Yugoslavian Be-Bop Group Markovic-Gut or Gut-Markovic in, among others, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Cuba, Russia, Turkey… at numerous festivals and concerts, recorded 5 albums ; 1981 – Konsgberg Jazz Festival, Norway – International European Jazz Quintet ; 1980-1981 played (festivals, concerts and recordings) with Lionel Hampton All Stars Big-Band (have been only European musician in the orchestra)

    And so on, and so on…

    YT – Stjepko Gut – Stani vodo (HQ)

    YT – Stjepko Gut – Karanfil se na put sprema (HQ)