From humble beginnings in the small Macedonian city of Strumica to conquering stages across the globe, the Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra has risen to the very top of the international music scene. Dzambo Agusevi also known by the nickname ” the funky tiger ” is the most widely celebrated Macedonian musician and since the late Esma Redzepova but he’s not about to rest on his laurels. Instead, the 31 year old trumpet player and band leader is aiming at developing the reputation he and his band hold as musicians par excellence !
While he was deeply rooted in the brass band genre of the southern Balkans, young Dzambo kept his ears open and listened to music from both West and East – appropriate for a Macedonian youth, the former Yugoslav republic historically being a meeting point (and melting pot) for Ottoman and Orthodox cultures. Dzambo listened to Jazz and Turkish, Funk and Soul music, movie soundtracks and classical, all the time using his Gypsy heritage as the roots from which he developed his own distinctive trumpet style and sound.
'Brasses to the Masses' is the name of the upcoming album release from Balkan brass band, Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra. Funky-paced brass with hooks and stops make Dzambo Agusevi an instant crowd-pleaser alongside the orchestra’s tight-panache. Dzambo Agusevi heralds a new generation of great brass musicians from Northern Macedonia and the Orchestra's musical punch guarantees "a tour de trumpet force" for all lovers of sophisticated brass music.