Zoran Madžirov

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Zoran Madzirov
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Zoran Madzirov playing the bottles
Background information
Birth name Zoran Madzirov
Born (1968-01-14)14 January 1968
Strumica, Macedonia
Died 9 May 2017(2017-05-09) (aged 49)
Genres NuJazz, Classical, Contemporary
Occupation(s) composer, performing & recording artist, inventor
Instruments Bottlephone, Vibes, Drums, Tuned-Bike-Wheel, Marimba, Musical Glasses, Percussion
Years active 1982–2017
Labels Aquarius Records, SJF Records
Associated acts Les Barons Karamazoff
Website zoranmadzirov.com

Zoran Madzirov (14 January 1968 – 9 May 2017) was a Macedonian percussionist, composer and the inventor of the Bottlephone.[1]


Zoran performed with and was honored by stars such as Sting, Tito Puente, Tina Turner, Harry Belafonte, Scorpions, Tommy Emmanuel and others. He founded the group Les Barons Karamazoff in 1987 with Edin Karamazov (guitar, lute) and Sasa Dejanovic (Guitar). Madzirov died on 9 May 2017 due to consequences from a traffic accident. He was 49.[1]


  • 2006 Bottling Jazzy, Aquarius International
  • 2010 Roots On A Roof (Balkano Nuevo), SJF Records – SJF 127
  • 2011 – Bottling Classic
  • 2011 – Bottlephonia Baroque


  1. ^ a b "Zbogom 'Bottleman' Preminuo virtuoz koji je svojom glazbom oduševljavao Dubrovčane". DuList (in Croatian). 10 May 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 

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