• Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
Band: Cover Bossa Nova Easy Listening Funk Jam band Jazz Smooth Jazz

"Art Of Jazz"

 Dr. Zlatan Nikolic ...guitarBorn in Sarajevo, Bosnia on January 29th 1954, Dr. Nikolic was raised in a musical family. When he was six years old he started playing violin, attending music school in his native Sarajevo. By age 14 he was playing with his father in nightclubs and soon created his first rock band. Following local successes with his rock bands on radio and TV and performing to crowds in excess of 40,000, he decided it was time to attend Dentistry College, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1979. By 1985, however, he also managed to complete his Jazz studies at the St. Gallen School in Switzerland. In 1999 he graduated at University of Miami and got his Masters Degree in Music. Next 11 years he spent in Miami USA, where he owned music studio and recorded many well-known musicians and in 2004 he began teaching courses in audio recording, MIDI applications, jazz and music appreciation at Miami Dade College and within the Media Writing and Production program at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. In the same time he played guitar with some excellent Cuban, Argentinean, Venezuelan and USA musicians in different bands.

Allen Takatsuka... keyboard

has played piano for over 45 years, initially studying classical piano and later focusing primarily on jazz. Today he is a freelance jazz keyboardist who plays as a soloist, with duos, and with jazz groups primarily in Orange County. He plays most typically in restaurants and lounge settings as well as for casuals and special events. Prior to that he played with the jazz fusion group JLQ in San Luis Obispo.

Juergen Anthony Riedelsheimer... drums

Formal drum and music education includes rigorous private studies with world- renowned contemporary artists spanning all genres throughout Europe and the United States. During his formal music education, he was enrolled at the Jazz and Rock School in Freiburg, Germany, a satellite school of the Prestigious Berkley College of Music in Boston, MA. He also attended the Music College in Regensburg, Germany. Jurgen Anthony holds a degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music and Education and is the co-founder of Orange County's premier music school, "The Music Factory".

Kevin Regec... bass

playing for 30 some years. Played at Disneyland 1984-1986 Kids Of The Kingdom show and traveling bands , played as sub bassist for the USC Laker band at the Forum In Mid - late 80’s. Have been a Pit bassist for the Orange County Musical theater scene continually since early 80's with 100's of different shows under my belt. Played with many original bands, from labeled pop rock bands to local award winning jazz pop funk bands.

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