With his 2018 release 'TRUBADUR' Miron has firmly launched his career as a recording artist, composer and band leader. Self described as a 'citizen of the world' and having lived in several different countries on 3 different continents, he draws inspiration from vast rich musical cultures of this planet.
'My music is a mix of everything that has influenced and touched me throughout my life. The flavours range from my native Balkans, through the Mediterranean, Iberian peninsula, Africa, all the way to North and South America and the Caribbean. What I write is not filtered by a style, a genre or a tradition, it is rather filtered by my own ear and taste, hoping to fuse beautiful melodies, whether simple or complex, with rich and elegant harmonies. I am trying to dig deep and touch any listener with an open mind and ear, while always maintaining a high standard and respect towards the art of Music.'
'TRUBADUR' has already created a buzz in the music world. Miron's long awaited debut release although deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, seamlessly blends other styles ranging from Afro-Cuban and Brazilian to Arabic, Balkan and Flamenco. This record showcases a high level of musicianship, Rafajlović's impressive melodic compositions provide an arena to highlight the extraordinary improvisational prowess of the musicians.
'I was extremely lucky to have been accepted by the musical community in Spain where I have been living since 2014. I was drawn to the musical scene in Madrid because of it's eclectic mix of flamenco, jazz and afro-cuban music. I've also been extremely lucky to have collaborated and performed with some of Spain's top musicians in all genres, some of which I am honoured to have as special guests on my album. People like Jorge Pardo on flute, Antonio Serrano on harmonica and 'El Piraña' on the cajon, all of which were members of Paco de Lucia's band.
Born in Sarajevo, in the heart of the Balkans, Miron was forced into exile in the early 90's due to the horrible civil war in his country. Immigrating to Canada as a teenager he was exposed to jazz and from there he was certain this was going to be his calling.
At 25 years of age Miron was contracted by world renown CIRQUE DU SOLEIL where he was selected as the original cast member, playing trumpet and guitars on then newly created show 'Kooza'. The following 8 years spent with the Cirque changed the path of his life forever and took him around the globe performing over 2000 shows in over 40 cities worldwide in prestigious venues like the Royal Albert Hall in London, and on television like the Late Night Show with JAY LENO in Los Angeles.
Apart from his involvement with Cirque du Soleil, Miron has performed at some of world's most important jazz festivals like the North Sea Jazz in Rotterdam, Montreal Jazz Festival and Sarajevo Jazz Fest to just name a few.
Most recently Miron was the trumpet player of 'Delirium Tremens' an album by Rosario La Tremendita, which was nominated for a Latin Grammy for 'Best Flamenco Album' of the year 2018.
Miron has had the opportunity to work with an array of different artists from around the globe including;
Alain Pérez | Jorge Pardo
Josemi Carmona & Javier Colina
Caramelo de Cuba | Jerry Gonzalez
Michael Olivera Group | Munir Hossn | CMQ Big Band
Ivan ‘Melón’ Lewis | Pablo Caminero | Israel Suarez “El Piraña”
Diego Guerrero | Asier Etxeandia (en el musical ‘El Interprete’ - 2016)
Joaquin Cortés (‘Gitano’ - 2015) | Ismael Serrano | Javier Limón
Nasheet Waits | Ali Jackson | Bojan Z | Dino Merlin