Zvonimir Tot is a critically acclaimed jazz guitarist, bandleader and composer based in Chicago. His band is available for corporate and private parties, weddings, clubs, festivals etc. Instrumentation: solo guitar or 2-5 piece band with or without vocals. Zvonimir's biography has been included in the Marquis WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA since 2005.
For JAZZ FESTIVALS, CONCERTS, JAZZ CLUBS: Zvonimir Tot Trio featuring premier Chicago bassist Larry Gray and drummer Charles Heath. Zvonimir Tot Trio performs modern, grooving jazz originals, influenced by bebop, funk and world music.
For CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE PARTIES etc.: The music of Zvonimir Tot and his bands can add a sophisticated touch to your corporate party or private event. We specialize in mainstream jazz (The Great American Songbook), performed by seasoned first-call Chicago musicians. We are never loud (except at client’s request) and will do our best to accommodate any venue/performing situation. Available configurations are: solo jazz guitar, 2-5 piece jazz band (with or without vocals).
Zvonimir has performed and/or recorded with Johnny Frigo (violin), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (double bass, Denmark, Scott Hamilton (tenor sax), Billy Harper (tenor sax, New York), Paul Wertico (drums), Larry Gray (bass), Peter King (alto & soprano sax, Great Britain), Larry Novak (piano), Mark Colby (tenor sax), Marshall Vente (piano), Deborah Carter (vocal, USA-Holland), and many others.
SHORT QUOTES about Zvonimir Tot:
Zvonimir Tot is the hot new voice in the world of jazz guitar virtuosos.
Judy Roberts, Chicago Jazz Magazine
(Z.T.) ...is an extrovert soloist who plays from the heart. He improvises with a typical Balkan singing quality, an intense feeling for the blues, rich imagination, and unbelievably fast fingers.
Jeroen de Valk, Dutch jazz critic, Het Parool, Amsterdam
Zvonimir Tot's rapid fire guitar sets the pace in this fine ensemble. His ballad style also highlights this recording with soulful elegance. (...) 4 stars.
... Travels and Dreams is a remarkable disc and Zvonimir Tot is someone deserving far greater recognition.
Rich Friedman, All About Jazz
His virtuoso guitar technique (...) has much to offer to the adventurous and serious jazz lover.
Prof. Richard Wang, Jazz educator and publicist, Former President, Jazz Institute of Chicago
His sound is inspired by all, from Kenny Burrell to Pat Metheny but yet distinctly his own.
Marshall Vente, Jazz Institute of Chicago
Tot is an inspirational player of the guitar; (...) his largamente style feels like one big stretch.
Ferdinand Maylin, JazzNow