Ivan Ivanov

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Ivan-aboutInstrument – Saxophone

Member of the Macedonian young jazz generation, Ivan Ivanov received his music education in Macedonia, where he studied the classical saxophones, continuing jazz studies at the Music Academy in Graz, Austria. During his Graz studies he worked with Renato Chicco, Karl Heinz Miklin, Heinrich von Kalnein, Don Menza, Howard Curtis, Wayne Darling, Jure Pukl, Sasa Mutic, Maja Jaku and within many jazz semenars and workshops. He worked with number first class musicians from all over the world, such as: Jarry Bergonzi, Bob Mintzer, Dick Oatts, Dave Liebman, Bill Holman, Pete Christlieb, Bob Brookmeyer, and many others. He spent four years with the HGM Jazz Orchestra from Zagreb, touring all over Europe and playing with famous musicians such as: Peter Erskine, Yellow Jackets, Randy Brecker, Jim McNeely, John Thomas, John Riley, Don Menza and others. 2011 he has recorded a debut jazz album, featuring his authorial music performed by the Ivan Ivanov Quartet.