Branco Stoysin Trio

Branco Stoysin Trio
Born in a university town Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, 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".

Branco has been composing his own music since he was 18, inspired by the Sun, Jazz, Traditional Folk music of Yugoslavia, 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 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 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 Festival Hall foyer, the Barbican Arts Centre foyer, Norwich, Colchester, Cardiff, Windsor, Festivals - London Jazz and Jazz on the Streets, City Of London Festival, Ealing Jazz Festival, International Guitar Festival of GB, Wirral, Bath International Guitar Festival, Ards International Guitar Festival of Co Down, N. Ireland, and an endless list of clubs such as:Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, The Stables Theatre Milton Keynes, Cambridge Modern Jazz Club, The Landmark Hotel, London.

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

Branco is a qualified music teacher at Goldsmith's College, London where he teaches guitar.

Branco has five critically acclaimed albums released on Sun Recordings.The new 5th album "Quiet Stream Breaks The Rocks" a collection of new originals, Yugoslav traditional folk music and new arrangements of classics from the previous 4 releases.

The fifth album from an extraordinary acoustic guitarist and his trio. An unalloyed treat throughout its 52 minutes. Warmly recommended. Chris Parker, Vortex Jazz, London.

A wonderful and radiant new album is yet another ear-pleasing masterpiece." Eddie Russell, Country Eastern / Outlaw For Peace Radio Shaw, Columbus.

Leslee Booth - Six String Contra Bass studied at the Musician's Institute in Los Angeles U.S.A. and has been a professional musician since 1982. Les has toured with some of the best American jazz bands and R&B vocalists like Billy Eckstein, Gloria Gaynor, Freda Payne, George Williams (Thymes), Beatrice Reading and many others.


"The album launch gig at Pizza Express Jazz Club was really great. I enjoyed it very much. Your new album has been my constant musical companion and I am enjoying the whole picture which it paints. Keep on producing these gems that transport me to places of beauty which bring peace and delight into my day."
Anja P.

"So many times we have sat listening to your beautiful music, its sounds stimulating, relaxing and helping us to talk about the important things in life. We want you to know how very much part of our lives that has become. Every time we go away, you travel with us. When we are at home and the Sun isn't shining, we have only to listen to your music and our hearts are uplifted and our souls can imagine themselves in a more warm and comfortable place. You deserve much morePeople just don't know what they are missing!"
Debi & Bob M.

"Firstly, I like you as person, your playing is completely original, coming from your heart, spirit and good feelings...also I really enjoy the way you play it, with passion, great knowledge of music and your intention of giving your fans nice emotions. Branco, for me you are great, don't forget it!" Andrea P.

"Watching Branco perform live is an absolute joy. He does things with the guitar that mere mortals can only dream of." David M.

"Sweet and moving melodies, captivating from start to finish, leaves you wanting more Howard W.

"Quiet Stream Breaks the Rocks album is very pleasurable and therapeutic. We enjoyed listening to you live at your album launch very much. You played so fluidly and melodically. Busters multifarious and subtle percussion complements your own playing beautifully. Leslee takes bass playing into new territory with his uninhibited exploration of his amazing six-string guitar. The Pizza Express Jazz club is a great venue because of the intimacy between the audience and performers, a closeness which you enhance with your own relaxed interaction with the listeners. I got the impression that you all enjoyed playing for us. All the thanks are due to you for giving us an evening of original beautiful music." Neil & Joan C.

"We always enjoy with you, always!" Sladjana & David G.

"Thank you for an evening of truly beautiful music. The atmosphere was excellent and the audience really enjoyed." Slobodan B.

"Congratulations on your album launch Branco - what a great gig! We all had such a good time. Your music was brilliant as ever and you played to a full house." Marie K.

"Many thanks for another excellent gig of a beautiful music. Particularly we enjoyed Sun lit sounds from (Yugo) Slav heart. Your music is at the same time unique and universal, thus loved and enjoyed by everyone"  Goran & Julia C.

To listen to samples of Branco's music please visit his website listed below.

To book the Branco Stoysin Trio contact

Lynne Barnes
AmandaLynne Music
68 The Beeches,

Tel 01270 628041 Mobile 077 900 82523

E-mail: Lynne

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updated: 12 years ago