Davor Križić

He was born in 1966 in Zagreb where he graduates from gymnasium and music school. Subsequently he studies at the Jazz Department at the Music Academy in Graz , Austria .
In the year 1990 he wins the award for the Best Young Jazz Musician at the Jazz-Fair in Zagreb . He has performed at numerous concerts with small bands and as a soloist in big orchestras. He is a leading soloist in the Croatian Radio Television (HRT) Big Band. He played with musicians such as Ernie Wilkins, Boško Petrović, Johnny Griffin, Lena Conquest, Ed Thighpen, Art Farmer, Alvin Queen, Martin Drew, Ron Rigwood, Greentown Jazz Band, Slovenian Radio Television Big Band, and many others.
He is a member of the Latin-jazz group Cubismo, with whom, at the beginning of 2000 in Havana , he recorded the album «Motivo Cubano» in cooperation with the members of the famous Afro-Cuban All Stars: Juan De Marco Gonzales, Teresa Garcia Caturia, Amadito Valdes, and Manuel «Puntillita» Licea. He played with Jose Manuel Ceruto, Tiburono Morales and Nelson Hernandez. He is a distinguished studio musician.
He won the Croatian Musicians Union Award „Status“ for the best jazz trumpeter in 1997 and the best jazz trumpeter and flugehorn in 1998, 1999 and 2001. He is the leader of the well-known jazz band Boilers Quartet, with whom he has recorded four albums so far: «Some blues»(1997), «Abstract lights»(1999), «St. Miles Infirmary» with Boško Petrović (2000) and «That's it» with the Boilers All Stars (2003). In 1999, after the successful guest performance in London at The Festival of Mid-European Countries Culture, the renowned English magazine the Time, in its annual review of cultural events, stated that the Boilers Quartet's performance was one of the most intriguing ones.
The Boilers Quartet was a part of the Kenny Barell and Benny Golson jubilly jazz tour (1999) They also received discographic awards Porin in 1999 for the best jazz composition «To the lite» (Križić – Dedić) from the album «Abstract lights» and in 2004 for the best jazz album with the extended Boilers All Stars group for the album «That's it».