VIC FIRTH ARTIST
MARKO DJORDJEVIC

Marko Djordjevic has over 40 albums and thousands of live performances to his credit. Matt Garrison, Wayne Krantz, Jonah Smith, Clarence Spady, Lucky Peterson, Garry Willis, Rick Margitza, Bill Frisell, Lionel Loueke, Aaron Goldberg, The Itals, Chris McDermott, Eric Lewis and the Tribulations are some of the artist he has performed or recorded with since graduating with honors from Berklee College of Music. He also leads, and composes music for his own group SVETI, which All About Jazz magazine calls "a group of absolutely monstermusicians".

In his new DVD 'Where I Come From', which has received critical acclaim in American and European publications, Marko stresses a musical approach to the drum set and covers a wide range of topics, from balance, technique and independence, to musical concepts, soloing, odd time signatures and polyrhythms. In addition to his busy performance schedule Marko teaches at the Drummers Collective in NYC.

 
Marko's stick of choice:
American Classic® 5B
Tear drop tip. Ideal for rock‚ band and practice.
L = 16" | Dia. = .595"
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MUSIKMESSE 2009:

 NEW: MusikMesse 2009 - Frankfurt, Germany
  Watch Marko's performance at this year's MusikMesse!


PASIC CLINIC 2008
Attended by thousands of drummers and percussionists, with clinics and performances on twelve stages featuring many of the world's finest musicians, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) is THE “must see” percussion event of the year! The following is Marko's PASIC clinic presented in its entirety.

 Clip #1: Opening Tune
 Clip #2: Using what you know to get to what you don't know (yet)
 Clip #3: “Celebration”: Rhythmic Exploration, Moving Outside the Meter
 Clip #4: Q&A: Warmups and Techniques
 Clip #5: “Belgrade Bop”
 Clip #6: “5/4” ; “5/0”


VIDEO INTERVIEW
featuring clips from Marko's DVD, "Where I Come From"

 Video Interview Part I
  Marko discusses growing up in Serbia, some of his earliest influences and his journey to the USA to study at Berklee at the ripe old age of 16!
 Video Interview Part II
  Hear about some of Marko's early gigs in Boston including the Tribulations and Chris McDermott. Marko also talks about his teaching philosophy and composing for his own group, Sveti.
 Video Interview Part III
  Marko talks about his DVD, "Where I Come From: a Fresh Approach to Drumming" and his relationship with Vic Firth!


WANT MORE?
check out Marko's DVD from Firma Video Entertainment.

"World class drummer Marko Djordjevic's articulate and soft-spoken approach to dissecting his original instrumental world/jazz compositions is intimate, sincere, and educational. The low budget production is easily forgiven, given the high quality of the information and the outstanding performances by Djordjevic and bassist Janek Gwizdala.

Djordjevic also covers topics like proper posture, hand and foot techniques, odd meters, and metric modulation. This well-organized production features written examples from various musical performances and includes several inspiring performance clips. There is much to be learned when this dvd is properly digested."

- Mike Haid - Modern Drummer Magazine

Visit Marko online to order this DVD!
www.myspace.com/svetimarko



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Sveti - Where I Come From (2007)

"Marko Djordjevic, who Modern Drummer magazine calls a drumming star, leads a group which features the hottest names on todays modern jazz scene. Mr. Djordjevic is joined by Lionel Loueke, Aaron Goldberg, Gregoire Maret, Elliot and Brad Mason, Matt Pavolka and Gretchen Parlato in masterfully creating a variety of moods and textures, from the burnin’ quartet rendition of Belgrade Bop, to the lyrical My Lucky Number.

The first two SVETI albums have established Marko Djordjevic as a powerhouse instrumentalist and improviser. Where I Come From features him as a highly seasoned musician, and a composer in a true sense of the word. With as much to say to the uninitiated music lover as to the music buff that’s heard it all, Where I Come From sets the bar high and is surely going to be one of the most talked about albums in the coming years."
- Firma Entertainment



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