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 critically acclaimed DVD "Where I Come From - A Fresh Approach To Drumming", 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 Spain, etc).

"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 "Tootie" Heath

David Ewell (String Bass) hails from Berkeley, CA, and graduated from Berkeley High's nationally renowned music program, and from UC Berkeley.

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 Supplicants.