Nenad Vasilić

Nenad Vasilić is a Serbian bassist.

Nenad Vasilić
Born(1975-05-08)8 May 1975
Niš, Serbia
Occupationmusician, composer, arranger

Early life and educationEdit

Nenad Vasilic was born in Niš, Serbia,[1] site of an annual jazz festival since 1981, Nišville.

He started playing piano at the age of 5. At the age of 12 he received his first bass guitar and at the age of 15 he enrolled in the Secondary Music School in Niš. When he was 19 he studied contrabass and bass guitar at the Jazz Academy in Graz, Austria.[2]


In 1998, Vasilić formed his own band "Vasilić Nenad Balkan Band" and in 1999, he recorded his first album called "Jugobasija" in Austria.[3] He has produced albums as a band leader, double bass player and composer[1] and collaborated with Mark Murphy,[1] the American jazz singer Sheila Jordan,[1] Ritchie Beirah, Peter Ralchev, Vlatko Stefanovski, Wolfgang Puschnig, Bojan Zulfikarpasic, John Hollenbeck (musician), Martin Lubenov, Stjepko Gut, Bilja Krstić, Tamara Obrovac, Lori Antonioli, Amira Medunjanin and others.

Personal lifeEdit

Vasilic has two children, Vuk Vasilic born in Nis in 1999 and Jana Vasilic born in Graz, Austria in 2001.[1]


  • "Yugobassia" 1999
  • Balkan Band "Joe Jack" (Nabel Records) 2003
  • Balkan Band Live in ORF (ORF (broadcaster)) 2004
  • "Honey & Blood" (Connecting Cultures) 2006
  • Nenad Vasilić & Armend Xhaferi "Beyond the Another Sky" (Extraplatte ) 2001/2008
  • "Just Fly" (Extraplatte) 2010[4]
  • "Seven" (Galileo 2012)
  • "The Art of the Balkan Bass" (Galileo) 2015[5]
  • "Wet Paint" (Galileo) 2016
  • "Live in Theater Akzent" (Galileo) 2017
  • "Bass Room" (Galileo) 2019


  1. ^ a b c d e "Nenad Vasilic biography".,CBS Interactive. nd. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  2. ^ "Nenad Vasilic". Musikdatenbank. n.d. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  3. ^ Dave Nathan (nd). "Folk Songs - Nenad Vasilić Balkan Band". All music. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  4. ^ "Nenad Vasilic präsentiert „Just Fly"". Music Austria (in German). 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  5. ^ NENAD GEORGIEVSKI (2014-12-19). "Nenad Vasilic: The Art of the Balkan Bass album review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2020-04-11.

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