A progressive tenor saxophonist and composer, Igor’s music represents
a unique fusion of jazz, funk, Eastern European rhythms, and modern
neo-bop sketches. He has performed with jazz legends including Reggie
Workman, John Abercrombie, Chico Hamilton, Sonny Simmons, Boris
Kozlov, and Andy McKee.
Born October 27, 1975, in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, Igor began his
professional training at age 19 at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz,
Austria, where he studied with Doug Hammond and Harry Sokal. During
this period, he was a member of Munich-based band Sidewinders, winner
of the“Best Jazz Group of Germany” award.
After completing his studies with honors, Igor was invited by one of
the world’s finest bassists, Reggie Workman, to study at the New
School University in New York City