Saxophonist & Composer
Originally from Zagreb / Croatia in searching for a more wider and richer musical working space Grgur transplanted himself into Berlin / Germany. He finished his music and academic studies – classical and jazz at the University of performing arts in Graz and Klagenfurt, Austria. In New York he took private lessons with revered jazz greats such as saxophonists Andrew D’Angelo and George Garzone. Past musical projects include his Free Willys – conceptual free music trio, The Unleashed Bop Force – post bop / fusion quintet, Mangroove – experimental fusion band.
Now based in Berlin he actively record and perform his main projects of: SPACE TIGERS BERLIN, PITCH SHIFTING GROUP, HEART SHAPING 4. Grgur has performed with the following artists such as Krunoslav Levacic, Vanja Kevresan, Vega Jesus, Bojan Krhlanko, Manuel Podhostnik, Ivars Arutyunyan, Hrvoje Galler, Pavle Jovanovic, Jost Drasler, Vitja Balzalorsky, Domen Gnezda, Gregor Zver, Kolja Gjoni, Zvonimir Sestak, Andjelko Stupar, Petar Bazdanovic, Borko Rupena, Igor Lumpert, Jonathon Haffner, Marko Churntchetz, Ivar Krizic, Jure Pukl, Carol Cass, Greg Smith, Oliver Steidle, Antonio Borghini, Mark Pringle, Rieko Okuda, Marcelo Busato, Daniel Craig, Chris Hill…etc. In between recording and playing shows, Grgur is selfstudying on making short documentaries and movies which are involved in major of his music videos. Grgur’s music is available through the CD-s he has recorded, Spotify, Deezer, Bandcamp, Youtube and other.
Downbeat Jazz, November 17th,2017
“….creating a grouping that recalled the Spy vs. Spy combination of Tim Berne and John Zorn, or the twinned altoists of the English band Led Bib. Space Tigers locked into a metallic cross-hatching of rock-funk patterns, maintaining this hard intensity throughout their set, either with jointly entwining altos or with solo horn stretches, attaining a pinnacle of piercing precision.”
Martin Longley, Downbeat