Srdjan Ivanovic will unveil his new album “Xénos” on its release June 23, 2023, on Rue des Balkans / Absilone / Socadisc. This new work will be presented live on stage on Thursday September 28, 2023 at 360 Paris Music Factory (Paris).

Xénos“, “foreigner” in Greek, is a band that takes stories and experiences of exile and immigration and transcends them into music, a World-Jazz with a Rock sound.

Xénos” is:

  • Jovana Krstevska – vocals
  • Robby Marshall – tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Hugo Corbin – guitar
  • Timothée Robert / Philippe Burneau – bass
  • Srdjan Ivanovic – drums, keyboard

The album:

Paris may be the most beautiful city in the world, but a foreigner will always carry a piece of elsewhere with him. A little seed of nostalgia for his other homes. For his worlds elsewhere. And the best thing this stranger can do with this little seed is to turn it into music. This is how Srdjan started his project: Xénos, which means “foreigner” in Greek. A mixture of traditional Balkan melodies, Rock, Punk, Ska and modern Jazz influences.

Srdjan Ivanovic:

Currently based in Paris, Srdjan was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia. In 1992, he moved to Athens, Greece, to escape the war. In 2003, he moved to the Netherlands where he studied at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (B. Mus) and Utrechts Conservatorium (M. Mus). In 2014, he received the prestigious Prins Bernhard Foundation scholarship to study for 6 months in New York. In 2008, Srdjan won the Holland Casino Jazz & Pop Award (2008 and 2009) and the Dutch Jazz Competition (2008) with praise of the jury (presided by guitarist Philip Catherine) for the originality of his compositions and playing.

He took part in the VIPs Tour (2009) and the EBU European Jazz Competition in 2010. As a leader, he released four albums with the Blazin’ Quartet (on Challenge Records, MoonJune Records and Coolabel). He is also leader of the group Modular (with Manu Codjia, Magic Malik, Ludivine Issambourg, Olivier Laisney and Yoni Zelnik) and co-leader of Nikolov-Ivanovic Undectet with whom he released two albums. He appears on more than twenty albums as a sideman and, since moving to Paris in 2014, he plays with various bands and musicians such as Christophe Panzani, Magic Malik, Federico Casagrande or Marc Buronfosse. He also has written music for cinema and theater.