Called a “world class drummer” and “a true inovator” by Modern Drummer magazine, Marko Djordjevic has played on over 40 albums and has thousands of live performances to his credit. 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 are some of the artist he has performed or recorded with since graduating with honors from Berklee College of Music, where he was accepted on a scholarship at the tender age of 16.
One of the finest musicians of our era, Blue Note recording artist Lionel Loueke says: “Marko is one of the greatest drummers out there. He possesses incredible technique, and a musical mind to match it! I love playing with him because he is so creative and unique!”
For over ten years SVETI has been the creative outlet for one of the most impressive and innovative drummers in the world today, the Serbian born Marko Djordjevic. As the composer for SVETI, Marko writes music inspired by the rich musical tradition of his Balkan roots, with a nod to the “western” artists that have influenced him, from Coltrane and Weather Report to Zappa and the Police.
The evolution of the group’s sound is documented on two Benito Records releases, the self-titled debut, SVETI, and the 2001 follow up, Live Kolach.
The working group, in different formations from trio to septet, featuring Brad Mason (trumpet), Eli Degibri (sax), Nir Felder (guitar), Elliot Mason (trombone), Aaron Goldberg (piano) and Matt Pavolka (bass), is currently touring in support of the new album, entitled ‘Where I Come From’, released by Firma Video Entertainment.
Given the above mentioned talent, no wonder Phil Di Pietro of Allaboutjazz proclaims “SVETI is a group of absolutely monster musicians.”
A level endorser of Mapex, Zildjian, Evans and Vic Firth.
June 11, 2010
Sten Hostfalt 3 or 4 at Spike Hill NYC Feat. Ole Mathisen & Marko...
June 11, 2010
Sten Hostfalt 3 or 4 at Nublu NYC Feat. Ole Mathisen & Marko Djordjevic
February 17, 2010
Sten Hostfalt 3 or 4 at Spike Hill NYC Feat. Tim Luntzel & Marko...
October 04, 2008
Marko Djordjevic's Sveti Featuring Sten Hostfalt at Nublu on October 9
February 22, 2008
Sten Hostfalt / Matt Renzi / Marko Djordjevic Bowery Poetry Club, Feb 25
July 14, 2007
Marko Djordjevic, Janek Gwizdala, Sten Hostfalt Live NYC July 16
July 08, 2007
Marko Djordjevic DVD Release Event Thursday July 12th at The Drummers...
June 29, 2007
Marko Djordjevic, Bato the Yugo, Sten Hostfalt @ Village Ma in NYC on...
March 30, 2007
Marko Djordjevic's Sveti Featuring Sten Hostfalt Live, NYC April 2
February 26, 2007
Marko Djordjevic's Sveti Tonight in NYC, Feb 26 2007
It's one thing to be a brilliant drummer,
with impeccable time and phenomenal
technique; it's another to be one that
can compose and arrange with the best of
them. Marko does exactly that on his cd entitled WHERE
I COME FROM. On top of it all, he
surrounds himself with the finest talent,
creating a musical juggernaut that breaks all
boundaries. It's music steeped in tradition
yet entirely original!
Gonzalo Silva, Metronom Magazine
Drummer Marko Djordjevic has written a
very beautiful ballad in "Don't Be Sad."
The melody is a simple plea. The playing is
virtuosic. Sveti produces a compelling
Member of faculty at the Drummers Collective in NYC
Also teaching privately in NYC.
A composer and band leader as well as a drummer, capable of directing a clinic into a wide range of topics, from drum tecnique specifics, to discussions about harmony, band interplay, improvisation, compositional issues, etc.
Check out clinic footage at
under the heading PASIC CLINIC 2008