Dusha Connection – Live at KCM
Dusha Connection Group works in different line-ups in Vienna and internationally. We represented Austria in recent years at renowned jazz festivals: Hong Kong, China, Havana, Nepal, Mexico, and many countries in Europe. Dusha Connection also works with international educational institutions, music schools and conservatories and offers regular master classes and workshops for students. In collaboration with Wolfgang Puschnig, Dusha Connection presented the album “Invisible Bridges” at Porgy & Bess in Vienna in December 2020 and already received festival invitations.
The three instrumentalists are pulling off an effervescent and sparkling performance that casts a spell over the listener; ever open-minded, they inimitably combine the most diverse musical topics whilst drawing from the broad stock of jazz history. Playing with all kinds of styles and never forgetting their respective – Balkan–roots, they follow the composed piece as well as leaving room for artful improvisations.
The sound created by Esad Halilović and his partners is full of thrilling melodies, boldly virtuoso solos, surprise twists and breaks, unconventional experiments and electrifying build-ups. The mood pendulum swings between loud and muted, intimate and exotic, the mysterious – and outrageous nonchalance.
The trio has sparked great attention with their first album MERAK. The CD presentation was in the renowned jazz club Porgy & Bess in Vienna and subsequently they performed at some well-known jazz festivals (such as Jazz Plaza International Festival of Havana, RARA Festival in Italy, One Jazz Festival in Romania, Petrovac Jazz Fest and Jazz by Herceg Novi in Montenegro, Hongkong Jazz Festival, Beishan Jazz Festival in China…).