Marko Djordjevic & Sveti
Drummer/composer Marko Djordjevic
moved from his native Serbia at 16 to attend Berklee College of Music
on a scholarship. He is now a faculty member, and the author of
acclaimed DVD "Where I Come From - A Fresh Approach To
and book "The New Frontier".
He has performed and recorded with Matt
Garrison, Wayne Krantz, Jonah Smith, Clarence Spady, Lucky Peterson,
Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Garry Willis, Hal Crook, Bill Frisell, Lionel
Loueke, Aaron Goldberg, The Itals, Chris McDermott, and Eric Lewis.
He has been featured as a soloist and
clinician at many of the world's top music events (PASIC, Music Messe,
Montreal Drum Fest, NAMM, Music Fest
Canada, Jazz Yatra India) and some of the most prominent contemporary
music schools (Berklee College of
Music, Drummers Collective, MIT, Modern Music in Greece, L'aula in
"Marko is one of the greatest
drummers out there. He possesses incredible technique, and a musical
mind to match it!" - Lionel Loueke
"Marko is a superb drummer and composer. His new album is grooving and
captivating throughout." - Ari Hoenig
Pianist Julian Waterfall Pollack was
born into a musical family, and started piano at age 5 with
his mother, a concert pianist. The Northern California native began
leading his own groups as an early teenager, and by the age of 17, he
signed with Jazzschool Records, which released his highly acclaimed
debut album. Two more cds as a leader followed.
At 18 he appeared on Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz".
He has performed and or recorded with the likes of Joshua Redman, John
Scofield, Miguel Zenon, George Garzone, Ari Hoenig, Christopher
Tordini, Taylor Eigsti, Nir Felder, Ambrose Akinmusire, Billy Buss, and
Chase Baird. He has performed at venues such as the Village Vanguard,
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, The Jazz Gallery, Smalls Jazz Club,
Yoshi’s, The A-Trane, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and
international festivals including Montreux, Umbria, Earshot, Salt Lake
City, and Monterey.
Julian appeared previously at Chez Hanny in duo with George Garzone,
and with his own trio.
“I want to be the first to say it: Julian is a genius.” — Albert
David Ewell (String Bass) hails from Berkeley, CA,
and graduated from
Berkeley High's nationally renowned music program, and from UC
He has worked with Arthur Blythe, Bobby Watson, Greg Tardy, John Handy,
Bishop Norman Williams, Howard Wiley, Ben Goldberg, Mark Levine, Marc
Carey, Omar Sosa, Calvin Keys, Randy Vincent, Will Bernard, Julian
Lage, Babatunde Lea, E.W. Wainwright, Jaz Sawyer, Colin
Bailey, Donald “Duck” Bailey, Tom Rainey, John Santos, and Lavay Smith.
He appeared here previously with Eddie Marshall, Mark Levine, Mitch
Marcus, Steve Heckman, and The