Vladimir Maričić was born in Šabac in 1965 where he finished primary music school and high school. There, he began earning through his musical career at the early age of 15. His first band was formed in 1982. After moving to Belgrade, in 1986 he founded Art Bop Quartet with tenor saxophonist Ljubiša Paunić and drummer Miroslav Karlović. Invited by renowned drummer Lazar Tošić, he joins his quintet and for the first time performed abroad (Graz, Austria). The following year he took part in the International jazz festival ''Jazz Fair'' in Zagreb.
In 1989, Maričić went to London where he performed in jazz clubs such as 606 club with brazilian bassist Ricardo Santos and drummer Mark Feltcher, recording with them a couple of original compositions in a local studio. Upon returning to Belgrade in 1990, with new recordings made in Radio Beograd, he released his first album Ornaments with famous Serbian Bassist Miša Blam and performed at the Belgrade International Jazz Festival. Following this were concerts with famous musicians from Belgrade (Miša Blam, Luka Bošković, Goce Dimitrovski...).
He released his second album, Paganic Trilogy, in 1993. In year 1996, after a series of promotional concerts across Serbia, he performed with a quintet at the Athens International Jazz Festival.During that same year he received an invitation to hold a solo piano concert at the Munich International Jazz Festival.
His third CD Ritual was released in 1998. At the Belgrade Summertime International Jazz Festival in 2000, he performed after the famous American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock. The year after, he made a guest appearance with his quartet at the Timişoara International Jazz Festival. With the same quartet, he performed in 2002 at the Laon “Jazz'titude'' Jazz Festival (Laon, France), where they achieved notable success.
In 2003 he released his newest album Prelo. On this CD,the cooperation was made with the best string orchestra in Serbia, St. George String Orchestra. This album was very well accepted by the audience and was at the top of the charts.
As an art director, Vladimir Maričić started the jazz festival of his hometown of Šabac back in 1993. Along with a group of friends he founded the ''Sabac International Blues&Jazz Festival '' in 2000, at which he takes part by organizing the programme of the festival.
In year 2004, in cooperation with Dušan Kadijević, a businessman of Serbian origin and a great fan of music, and Christoff Huber, General Manager of the world famous jazz club ''Porgy&Bess,'' Maričić organizeed the ''Step Across The Border: Serbia&Montenegro'' festival. This festival showed the Serbian ethno-jazz and ethno scene to the audience of Vienna, and thanks to RTS who captured the entire festival on camera, all of Europe was able to see the Serbian orchestras on famous music channels such as Mezzo, 3Sat, Arte...
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