"Where words leave off, music begins." - Heinrich Heine

Srdjan Ivanovic

Born on the 8 of September 1983 in Sarajevo.
After moving to Athens, Greece in 1992 he starts playing the drums at the age of 13 and studies with the Greek drummer George Polychronakos. In 2003 he left for Holland, Amsterdam, where he studied at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Marcel Serierse, Martijn Vink, Lucas van Merwijk and Gergard Jeltes and earned his bachelor diploma in 2007.
As a percussionist he was awarded twice the first prize and once the second prize in 3 consecutive years at the 'Hellenic Traditional Music Competition'. Srdjan has performed live in Greece, Holland, Serbia, Bosnia, Italy, Poland, Egypt etc.and played and recorded with many of the best musicians in Greece and in Holland (Yotis Kiourtsoglou, David Lynch, Dimitris Tsakas, Giorgos Palamiotis, Harris Lambrakis, Dimos Dimitriadis, Mark van der Feen, Paul van der Feen, Slobodan Trkulja a.o.) and played with band such as Levantina, Makrina Ksaderfia, Giorgos Palamiotis Band, Georgia Velivasaki Band a.o.
Besides having played with Amsterdam based bands like 'Mariandoro' and the 'Branko Galoic Band', he has been the creator of bands: 'Trans Atlantic Conspiracy Troupe', 'Global Meltdown Band' that performed mainly his music and the co-creator of Official Language a jazz band with non standard sound. In 2007 Srdjan started the band Blazin' Quartet, with which he entered the Dutch Jazz Competition. In the short time of existance they have been awarded the Dutch Jazz Competition, the Holland Casino Jazz&Pop Award and have performed in The Netherlands, Serbia, Greece, France, Montenegro, Croatia, Thailand and Brazil at festivals such as North Sea Jazz (2008, 2009, 2010), Novi Sad Jazz, Kalamata Jazz, Samui Jazz, Jazz Na Fabrica and at numerous clubs and venues.
BQ took part in the Young VIPs tour 2009, a 10 concert tour in some of the best dutch venues.
Srdjan is momentarily living in Amsterdam

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