Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tag: Vojislav Simić

Serbian musician

Vojislav Bubiša Simić, Musician:

Communists Didn’t Like Jazz

He was four years old when jazz started being playing in Serbia. Today has reached the ripe old age of 93! He founded the first jazz orchestra in Serbia and was its conductor for 30 years, and has also met and heard the world’s greatest jazz musicians. He claims that jazz was viewed in post-WWII Yugoslavia with great suspicion; that the communist authorities didn’t like jazz, but he didn’t like the communists, so they were all square