According to his father’s will, who was also a brilliant brass instrumentalist, Boban Markovic took to trumpet when he was 5,and by fifteen he became a professional musician. By his mid-twenties, he was amongst Yugoslavia’s finest. By his mid-thirties, he was the King of Balkan brass, a trumpet player whose fame meant he existed as a single name celebrity. Boban’s talent is not due to musical studies, but to the internal sense of rhythm that he possesses in his blood, as well as his passion and self- taught skills. All of his knowledge comes from his natural predisposition and his heart. His father Dragutin was right: Boban’s destiny was to be a trumpet player. A brilliant one. The king.