Stjepko Gut

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Stjepko Gut (also known as Stepko, Steve Gut, born 15 December 1950 in Ruma) is a Belgrade-based jazz musician. He studied jazz trumpet at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern, Switzerland, and at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. As a conductor, he won first place in the first Austrian Big Band Competition. He is one of the most famous jazz brass players from Serbia, others being Duško Gojković and Milivoje Marković. He was a member of the Lionel Hampton All Stars for two years, one of two white players at the time in that band. He made international tours, performances and recordings with Vince Benedetti, Sal Nistico, Clark Terry, Wild Bill Davis, Benny Bailey, Horace Parlan, Mel Lewis, Kenny Washington, Johhny Griffin, Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Clifford Jordan, Ernie Willkins, Snooky Young, Joe Newman, Wallace Davenport, Jon Faddis, Nicholas Payton, Frank Wess, Alvin Queen, Charlie Antolini and Dusko Gojkovic. He is a member of the faculty at the Graz Institut for Jazz since 1984.

-Workshops and Masterclasses at numerous universities around the world: Royal Academy Den Haag, Rotterdam Conservatory, New School NYC, USA, University of Arkansas UAPB, Pine Bluff, UNH Durham University, New Hampshire, USA, Paris Conservatory, Amsterdam Jazz Academy, the Netherlands.

-Appeared as a member of the group Trumpet Jazz Summit - 1999 in Marsiac, France - with Clark Terry, Benny Bailey, Jon Faddis, Wynton Marsalis, Terrell Stafford, Roy Hargrove and Nicholas Payton.

-Some of the recordings include: Alvin Queen/Stepko Gut "Nishville",Charly Antolini "Wow", "Clark Terry´s Young Titans of Jazz", Clark Terry and Louie Bellson "Louie & Clark Expedition 2", Dusko Goykovich"Trumpets and Rhythm Unit"Stjepko/Steve Gut "Mr.CT"

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