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Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Accordion
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Salsa, Showtunes, Spirituals, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk, Avant-Garde

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Igor L In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Accordion
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Salsa, Showtunes, Spirituals, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk, Avant-Garde

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-79
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EDUCATION:

09/2000-01/2003 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Saxophone Jazz Performance, New School University, New York

09/1995-06/2000 Bachelor of Music Education and Saxophone, classical and jazz performance, Anton Bruckner University, Austria

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PRINCIPAL COMMISIONED WORKS:

ECHOES OF KOZINA, arrangement of Slovenian composer Marjan Kozina’s masterpiece “Na svoji zemlji” that was premiered for the 650 year milestone of the city of Novo mesto on the 20th of August 2015.

RESISTANCE OF THE EARTH, Multimedia piece for 9 piece jazz group, choir, actors

Composed for a closure of European capital of culture in Novo mesto, Slovenia, 2012

 

AWARDS/GRANTS/HONORS:

Ministry of Culture Slovenia, Research Grant, Slovenia (2012-2018)

Grant from the City of Novo Mesto, Slovenia (2012-2018)

Grant from Slovenian composer’s organization, Slovenia (2007)

The New school, Tuition Award, USA (2000- 2003)

Grant from the City of Linz, Austria (2000)

Grant from the Soros Foundation, Austria (2000)

First price for Best Young Jazz Band in Germany, Biberbach, Germany (1998)

Award for outstanding musicianship from Berklee College of music, Italy (1998)

 

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

 

Igor L. & Innertextures with Kenny Grohowski, Greg Ward and Masa Kamaguchi “Eleven” Fall 2018 European promotional tour with concerts in

Hungary, Greece, Italy Slovenia

Igor L. Jazz Experience with Linda Oh, Lage Lund, Dave Binney, Owen Hart,

Fabian Almazan, Novo mesto- Slovenia, August 2018

Igor L. Quartet at Junebug festival with Rez Abbasi, Jeff Davis and Sean Conly.

Igor L. & Innertextures “Eleven” release concert at Cornelia street café New York, Janaury 2018

Igor L. & Innertextures with Kenny Grohowski, Greg Ward and Masa Kamaguchi, European Tour, May 2018

Igor L. & This is for Billie Holiday project premiere at The Cell with Russ Lossing, EJ Strickland and Matt Pavolka, March 2018

Igor L. & Innertextures “Eleven” release concert at Cornelia street café New York, Janaury 2018

Igor L. & Innertextures with Kenny Grohowski, Greg Ward and Masa Kamaguchi “Eleven” release concert at Constellation,

Chicago January 2018

Igor L. & Innertextures with Kenny Grohowski, Greg Ward and Masa Kamaguchi, European Tour June, July 2017

Lumpert, Prats, Moreno, Spanish tour, June 2017

Scott- Lumpert Quartet with Dave Scott, Billy Mintz and Dave Ambrosio, I-Beam, Brooklyn NYC, May 2017

Igor L. Quartet with Gerald Cleaver, Dezron Douglas and John Escreet, Cornelia Street café, New York, May 2017

Igor L. Quartet with Chris Dingman, Drew Gress, Cornelia Street café, New York, May 2017

Igor L. & Invisible cities with Samuel Blaser, Masa Kamaguchi, and Peter Bruun, European tour, February 2017

Igor L. & Innertextures with Gerald Cleaver, Ralph Alessi, Chris Tordini, Todd Neufeld, Korzo, Brooklyn NYC, January 2017

Igor L. & Forma Viva with Chris Dingman, Jose Davila and Cody Brown at Fall into Winter festival at Happy Lucky gallery. No1 in Brooklyn NYC, December 2016

Igor L. & Innertextures with Kenny Grohowski, Jacob Saks and John Herbert, Cornelia Street café, New York, September 2016

Igor L. & Innertextures with Ralph Alessi, Jacob Saks, Tom Rainey and Chris Tordini, Cornelia street café NYC, April 2016

Igor L. & Poseidon with Greg Ward, Matt Brewer, Thomas Crane, Happlucky No.1 NYC, January 2016

Igor L. & Innertextures with Ben Monder, Nasheet Waits and Chris Tordini,  Korzo- NYC, December 2015

Igor L. & Innertextures with Ben Monder, Matt Brewer and Thomas Crane Cornelia street café NYC, December 2015

Echoes of Kozina project Novo mesto, August 2015

Resistance of the Earth, multimedia project by Igor L. & Zeljka Blaksic,

Czech center, February NYC 2013

Igor L. Quartet with Nasheet Waits, Ben Street, Kitano NYC, 2013

Igor L. String project, Cankarjev dom, January 2013

Resistance of the Earth, multimedia project by Igor L. & Zeljka Blaksic,

Igor L. & Innertextures feat Nasheet Waits, Jazz festival Ljubljana,

live recording for the Clean feed records,Slovenia 2011

Igor L.  & Innertextures feat Nasheet Waits European Tour 2010

Igor L.  feat Sam Barsh and Tommy Crane, European tour 2009

Doug Hammond Quartet, Hungary 2007

Innertextures trio w/Matt Brewer, Tommy Crane, European Tour 2006

Big band RTV Slovenia-soloist, Ljubljana-Slovenia 2004

Paul Halley Ensamble with Nick Halley, Matt Brewer, Torrington CT 2001-2004

New School Wayne Shorter allstars, Supper Club, NYC 2002

Reggie Workman Trio, European tour 2002

 

 

 

 

Overview:

My name is Igor and I’m a musician first, composer of music, saxophonist, accordionist and rhythmist. I’ve studied Balkan and ancient Indian rhythms.

Growing up in a Communist Yugoslavia and then later in my twenties moving to New York City gave me a unique prospective of becoming a musician with wide spectrum of influences. If I could describe my work I would say it is about bringing the musical language of native Slovenia and Eastern Europe into the idiom of modern music. In year 2000 I was invited by one of the world’s finest bassists, Reggie Workman, to study at the New School University in New York City. I received a scholarship and moved to New York in fall 2000. In New York I trained with some of the world’s finest musicians—George Garzone, Reggie Workman, Buster Williams, Chico Hamilton and many others. In April 2002, I was selected for the New School All-Star Wayne Shorter Ensemble, which performed at the “Beacons In Jazz” award ceremony at the Supper club, where Mr. Shorter was honoured.

EXPERIENCE

Igor performed at jazz festivals in Ljubljana, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Csfero, at major jazz clubs in New York including the Jazz Standard, Cornelia Street Cafe, Supper Club, Birdland; and venues all over the world with such jazz legends as Reggie Workman, John Abercrombie, Chico Hamilton.

In 2011 I was commissioned to create a piece for a closure of European Capital of Culture. With multimedia artist Zeljka Blaksic he created “Resistance of the Earth”, which is a multimedia project that combines several artistic genres; from video, performance, 16 mm film to live music. The theme of the project covers the world of natural disasters like earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes and tornados.

 

Igor’s band Innertextures represents Igor's passion for the music to journey to new and daring places. He is supported in this effort by alto saxophonist Greg Ward, bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Kenny Grohowski. Igor has released four CDs as a leader: “Eleven” (2018), “Innertextures live” (2012), “Mineral Mind” (2009), and “Innertextures” (2004). In addition to his work as a performer, he has an active career as an educator, having taught master classes and improvisation lessons throughout Europe and the United States.

METHODS USED

My approach varied from student to student. I decide about it after the first lesson where I can determine what kind of steps will take. I have my own music books with songs and exercises that I have developed over last twenty years of teaching I try to find out what the student is interested in, and guide my instruction accordingly to keep the lessons engaging and fun, no matter their ability level. Also what type of music is he or she interested inn. I ask them what do they listen and what type of songs or music would they like to play. There is nothing easier especially if f the student is able to tell me what they are interested in.

LESSON STYLE

It's important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson. Acknowledging accomplishments helps fuel a students desire to progress, and makes students eager to learn more. By trying to find out what inspires the student, I can successfully tailor my instruction to their wants and needs. Sometime I would bring my soprano or tenor saxophone with me and create music with a student by trying to show him how music works. Improvise with them play a very simple song and work on melody and rhythm whatever sparkles their interest in creating music.

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Florentz Gabrielle Pierre

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He is very flexible with my schedule and he is also patient

Review posted on Apr 09, 2016

Blanca Qin

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my son loves him. He's able to manage little kids very well

Review posted on Mar 07, 2016
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