Blazin' Quartet

Olivier Laisney - trumpet
Federico Casagrande - guitar
Mihail Ivanov - double bass
Srdjan Ivanovic - drums

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.

The band’s sound is amplified by guitarist Federico Casagrande, not unreasonably called “a six string poet” (Jazz News – France) the trumpetist Olivier Laisney, one of the most prodigious instrumentalists from France and bassist Mihail Ivanov, the corner-stone of the band. This truly European band brings together Srdjan’s influences ranging from traditional music of the balkans to the concepts of cutting edge modern jazz into a fusion of melodic, poetic and spiritual music.

Previously they have recorded two albums on Challenge Records, Finding A Way (2010) and Jalkan Bazz (2012) and La mer, la pierre, la terre, l’oiseau (2017 Coolabel). The band is preparing it’s new release for April 2020 titled Quaternity.

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 6 month free study program in New York, from the Prins Bernhard Foundation. Since 2014 he has moved his base to Paris, France.