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Education

  • Studied piano at Pavao Markovac elementary music school in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Studied double bass at high school Vatroslav Lisinski under professor Stanislav Lotko
  • Recieved scholarship from Los Angeles Music Academy and studied there in 2002

Small jazz ensembles:

Hologram, Elvis Penava Trio, Sunrise Sessions, Kozmodrum, Renato Rozic Consort, Luka Udjbinac band, Saskia Laroo, Saša Nestorović, Damjan Krajacic and Eldad Tarmu Jazz Quartet

Croatian Pop Bands:

Massimo Savic, Tony Cetinski, Miroslav Skoro, Aki Rahimovski, The Bastardz, Gibonni, Jura Stublić, Vanna, Jacques, Ivana Kindl, Ivana Banfić, Neki To Vole Vruće, Novi Fosili, Ivo Gamulin Gianni etc.

Also performed with:

Gloria Gaynor, Jimmy Rip, Bernard Fowler, Crosby Loggins, Reggie Washington etc.

Awards:

  • Best Jazz bass player by Croatian Musicians Union 2006
  • Nominated for Best Jazz Bass Player by Croatian Musicians Union 2007 - 2011
  • Porin Award (Croatian Grammy) for Best Jazz composition "Laika" from the Hologram debut album in 2011
  • 2012. Fender Award from Mega Music Shop as best Bass Player

Activities

  • Currently working on a new album with the fusion band Hologram that won Porin Award (Croatian Grammy) for Best Jazz Composition in 2011
  • Continuing doing session work and playing with various jazz and fusion groups
  • Also working on his second solo CD, first one was released in 2005. called "my music"