Born 1983, in Sarajevo, then Yugoslavia, now Bosnia&Herzegovina, Srdjan moved to Athens – Greece in 1992 and to the Netherlands in 2003. He is currently living in Paris.
Introduced to music through piano lessons from the age of 6 it wasn’t until he started playing the drums 7 years later that he decided to become a musician.
Led into jazz by his first teacher George Polychronakos he eventually graduated from the Conservatory of Amsterdam in 2007 (BMus) and Utrechts Conservatorium (MMus) in June 2009.
In 2008 he won the prestigious Dutch Jazz Competition with the Srdjan Ivanovic Blazin’ Quartet and earlier the same year he won the 1st prize at the Holland Casino Jazz&Pop Award, being appraised by the jury for the originality of both his compositions and playing. He also won the 2009 edition of the same award, as a member of the Aleksandar Grujic Trio.
He has performed all over Europe, the Americas and Asia with different groups and musicians, among others Andreas Polyzogopoulos, Rambo Amadeus, Zlatko Baracskai, Slobodan Trkulja, George Palamiotis, Roberto Sanchez Picasso, the band Mala Vita.
Since 2008 he’s been leading and composing for the band Srdjan Ivanovic Blazin’ Quartet.with 2 albums out on the Challenge Records label, Finding A Way (2009) and Jalkan Bazz (2012). In Paris he’s playing with the co-led group The 3 Moons, Hugo Corbin Quartet, Marc Buronfosse Sounds Trio and musicians like Sava Medan, Timothée Robert, Christophe Panzani, Bojan Z.
He has been interviewed by various media, a.o. the Slagwerkkrant (drummers magazine), Slobodna Bosna (bosnian weekly magazine) and has appeared on shows such as De Werld Draait Door, On Air and Giel Beelen’s 3FM morning radio programme, Koen Schouten’s Shouting Boots radio programe on Radio 6.
Srdjan has been repeatedly acclaimed for his music by critics and journalists of magazines and newspapers such as Downbeat magazine, All About Jazz, Jazzism , Politika and De Volkskrant.