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Drummer/composer Srdjan Ivanovic (1983) chose sticks, drums and cymbals as his main weapon in his quest to liberate energies through musical encounters. He blends melodic modern-jazz with the musical heritage of the Balkans and adds to that anything that might find itself on the way. “His subtle, fluent playing and organically blended compositions will take you on a sacred journey” (Jazz News – France).

Currently based in Paris, Srdjan was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia from which he moved in 1992 to Athens, Greece, to escape the war. His earliest musical influences involved late night music sessions of his father’s friends, a classical guitarist and composer. He won several awards, most notably the Dutch Jazz Competition and was given the prestigious Prins Bernhard Foundation scholarship to study in New York.

As a leader he has taken the Srdjan Ivanovic Blazin’ Quartet around the world and released four records. A new project called Srdjan Ivanovic – Xénos is preparing the relase of it’s debut album. He is also co-leader of the 11 piece Nikolov-Ivanovic Undectet whose last album features flutist Magic Malik. He appears on over twenty albums as a sideman and since moving to Paris in 2014, he has been playing with various groups. He has also written music for film and theatre. He’s an endorser of Istanbul Agop cymbals and custom Gabriel Drums.