Srdjan Ivanovic Blazin' Quartet

Olivier Laisney - trumpet
Manu Codjia - guitar
Yoni Zelnik - double bass
Srdjan Ivanovic - drums
guest : Magic Malik – flute

Blending oriental musical philosophy with the adventurousness of Jazz, Blazin’ Quartet has created a unique sound, ranging from melodic to rhythmic, concrete to abstract and acoustic to electronic. Surprising audiences and critics since their debut, they have won several prizes (Dutch Jazz Competition a.o.) and have since toured in Europe, Asia and America.

Following Finding A Way (2010), Jalkan Bazz (2012) and La mer, la pierre, la terre, l’oiseau (2017), the band is releasing Sleeping Beauty in early 2021 on MoonJune Records & Le Coolabel.

“The clever postmodern antics of the young Blazin’ Quartet were noteworthy; they twist and tweak conventions, as might be expected from a band whose new album is called Jalkan Bazz” – Josef Woodard – Downbeat

“… don’t expect any folklore, no cliché of unbridled fanfare. It is nuance and imagination that prevail here.” – Yann Mens – La Croix

“…fresh, forceful neo- bop, driven hard by Bulgarian bassist Mihail Ivanov and Serbian drummer Srdan Ivanović…” – Tom Conrad – All About Jazz

“…Ballads that transform into storms, thunderstorms suddenly swept away by sunshine…” – Jean Claude Vantroyen, Le Soir (Belgium)

About Srdjan Ivanovic :

Srdjan’s odyssey begins in Sarajevo, from which in 1992, fleeing the war at the time, he moved to Athens, Greece with his father, a classical guitarist and composer. During and after his studies in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, he won numerous awards and competitions and was praised by the jury and press for the originality and organic feel to his playing and compositions. He was also awarded a post-master study program in New York, from the Prins Bernhard Foundation. Since 2014 he has moved his base to Paris, France.