David Paich from group TOTO
About AFRICA song:
My name is David Paich. When I wrote Africa I never dreamed of hearing such an innovative rendition.
All I can say is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am truly honored that you not only would arrange a choir version of the song but the time and effort into creating
I have NEVER received so many emails from artists friends and colleagues on a singular performance of a song.
My hats off to all of you.
I know my co-writer Jeff Porcaro would have shared the same feelings. I know my band TOTO does.
Again, thanks you for such a wonderful gift. I would love to meet everyone sometime soon and maybe work together.
About ROSANNA song:
Thanks for you gracious letter. I so flattered. Rosanna , wow, I can't wait!
Yes , Toto might come to Europe for two weeks in July. It's not locked in yet , but we may do some benefit concerts
for our bass Player , Mike Porcaro, who has ALS .
11,000,000 hit's gosh. I thinks you broke the record!!
We need to hook up somewhere and play live and work together in the studio.
I love the Vazno Master mp3!
Let's make it happen...
p.s. My Grandfather was from Split...
Hello .....my name is David Crosby .......I'm the one in Crosby,
Stills, and Nash which is an American group. I heard your choir in
several clips on the internet ....particularly your arrangement of
Totos Africa and was very impressed. I would like to suggest a piece of
music to you. Years ago Graham Nash and I made a record called
Wind on the Water. There is a cut on there called To The Last Whale.
It consists of two songs, one a capella piece called Critical Mass and
a song that Graham wrote which became the title track, Wind On The
Water. I think your choir is wonderful and I believe you would love these
songs and do a great job on them .
I've listened with pleasure to the CDs you gave. The New Swing Quartet is very good. here's a nice combination of good solo voices who also make an excellent blend. I enjoyed hearing some Slovenian music that I'de never heard before. I thought the RTB Big Band was excellent. It was great to hear those old standards performed so well. I've always been a big fan of Astor Piazzolla. In that CD there were several pieces of this that Ide never heard before. The ''Pop and Gospel'' CD was a lot of fun - nice and funky. I particularly enjoyed your arrangements in the ''Christmas Concert''. There's a very nice combination of orchestra and voices. My only criticism would be that I would like occasionally for the voices to be more 'present, more úp front'in the stereo spectrum.
Tomaz, you're to be congratulated on some really fine work. I think that ''Perpetuum Jayiile'' is very fortunate to have you as director.
I send sincere good wishes for all your future project.
With best regards,
(Ward Swingle, November 2003)
Catherine McMichael (President at Camellia Music)
"Tomaž is a brilliant choral arranger. I've adapted his music to be used with my choral group in the States.His work is musical, idiomatic to the voice and very, very beautiful and effective."
Fabio Alessi (Associate Professor at University of Udine)
"My collaboration with TOMAŽ has concerned the musical rendition of some latin songs by the group "Perpetuum Jazzile", whose conductor is TOMAŽ. I have been fully satisfied: TOMAŽ's work has been excellent both from the technical and artistic perspective, and the final rendition quite amazing."
Branko Robinšak (Primo uomo at SNG Opera in Balet Ljubljana)
"TOMAŽ is a high professional musician!"
Igor Lipovšek (pedagogical advisor for geography at National Education Institute Slovenia)
"He has sense for teamwork and cooperation"
"Perpetuum Jazzile is a world class ensemble. Tomaž's creative ability, artistic direction and musical leadership is
sheer inspiration for any choral or vocal musician. Bravo!"
Miša Čermak (Journalist, songwriter)
"A musician with grand knowledge, rich creativity and excellent ideas!"