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Biography of Branco Stoysin

Born in a university town Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, republic of Serbia, and entirely self-taught, Branco began playing guitar at the age of 15 and very soon found a love of jazz and Brazilian music, influenced by Joe Pass, Charlie Parker and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Soon, Branco was being featured at a number of jazz venues and festivals in his home country and appeared at the largest festival "The Days of Jazz in Novi Sad".

At 18 he prolifically starts composing sensual music of great beauty with Sunny dispositions and gathers 100ís of tunes till the present. He is largely inspired by the Sun, and influenced by Jazz, Yugoslav traditional folk, World, Brazilian and classical music. The interest in these compositions led to recordings for radio and TV Novi Sad. Following this Branco formed his "Sad Nova Trio" whose success led to numerous concerts and broadcasts on TV.

As an avid reader of the Sherlock Holmes series, he began to hanker after a different life and wider musical opportunities. In the early nineties he set off to England with little more than his guitar and has since become a fixture on the London and UK music scene, actively composing and performing solo, in various duos and with his new trio featuring the elegant Leslee Booth on 6 string contra bass and imaginative Buster Birch on percussion. Branco composes and plays sensual music of great beauty, coloured by many world influences.

The trio has performed at many top venues such as Arts Centres, - The National Theatre foyer, The Royal Albert Hall-Ignite, Norwich, Colchester, Cardiff, Windsor, Eastbourne UGT; Festivals - London Jazz and Jazz on the Streets, City Of London, Ealing Jazz Festival, Oxford Jazz Festival, International Guitar Festival of GB Wirral, Ards International Guitar Festival of Co Down N. Ireland, Rural Touring (NRTF-Devon) and an endless list of Clubs such as: Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, The Stables Theatre Milton Keynes, The Landmark Hotel - London, The Royal Commonwealth Society...

Branco has also appeared with his trio on Sky TV "Arts World", BBC Radio 3's "In Tune" programme and regularly featured and a favourite on Sarah Ward's show on Jazz FM/Smooth FM.

Branco is also a qualified teacher at Goldsmiths and City Lit Colleges, London, where he teaches guitar and jazz guitar in his unique, passionate and enthusiastic way by passing that enthusiasm and love for the guitar to his students thus enabling them to really play the instrument.

He's also a keen photographer (admirer of the nature see Art Gallery page on his website), a guitar doctor, art-work designer, producer and recordist (of all the albums on Sun Recordings label), and a big aficionado of the greatest genius of electricity, Serbian born Nikola Tesla.

Seven critically acclaimed albums and a live DVD released on Sun Recordings label. Please see discography page.
------------------------------------------------------------BOOKINGS INFO: Staging; we can fit/set up in as small places as 3.5m x 2m for the trio and 2m x 2m as a duet. We use high quality PAT tested PA/amplifiers equipment and are able to travel in just one car as the trio.

Let a little Sun into your life and book Branco Stoysin Solo (Trio or Duet) for your venue/event. All UK/World covered.

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