Balkan jazz is jazz from the Balkans Region of southern Europe. The characteristic features of Balkan Jazz include high speed and use of odd meters. There are many fields of Balkan Jazz, frequently played at weddings and big celebrations. Clarinet is the one of the important instruments in Balkan Jazz. Accordion, drum, bass and electric guitar are also widely used. Duško Gojković (English spelling Dushko Goykovich) is considered one of the pioneers of Balkan Jazz, a fusion of Balkan music which welcomes improvisation and originality, much like American Jazz.