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Sinan Alimanović

Sinan Alimanović (born February 11, 1954) is a Bosnian pianist, organist, composer, conductor and arranger.

Sinan Alimanović studied at the Academy of Music in Skopje, Priština and Sarajevo. He began his musical career with many rock/jazz bands, jazz ensembles and large orchestras, performing throughout the former Yugoslavia. During the 1970s he became a member of the Revival Orchestra of the Radio Television Priština. In 1979 Sinan moved to Sarajevo, where he developed a musical activity, primarily as a member of the rhythm section of the Great Orchestra (Big Band) of the Radio Television Sarajevo, but also as an arranger, composer and conductor. Soon he met Slobodan Bodo Kovačević and became a member of the rock’n’roll group Indexi. In 1981, at the “Vaš Šlager Sezone” festival he won the award for the best arrangement of the composition Betonska Brana, which was composed together with the guitarist Slobodan Bodo Kovačević. In 1983. Sinan left the group Indexi. In 1997 Sinan again joins them and remains in the group until the death of the singer – Davorin Popović. In the 80’s he collaborates with many cult groups of Sarajevo rock’n’roll school such as Bijelo dugme, Ambasadori, and many others. However, his main interest is jazz and in his music the audience can feel a great influence of cult musicians and band’s such as Weather Report, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Kelly, etc. Compositions by Sinan Alimanović, composed in that time, are characterized by specific rhythmic measures close to the Balkans but in combination with the manner of jazz and the unique sound of the Fender Rhodes or Organ.

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