Grgur Savic (Zagreb, Croatia *1983) is saxophonist and composer based in Berlin since 2015.
He finished Music Academic Studies – classical and jazz at the University of performing arts in Graz and Klagenfurt, Austria (class of Peter Straub and Gerald Preinfalk). In New York he took private lessons with revered jazz greats such as saxophonists George Garzone and Andrew D’Angelo.
Grgur Savic is part of a broad, cross-breed Berlin improvisation, crossover & experimentation music scene. He is focused across a wide range of sound research, visual compositional practices, electronics and traditional genre to adhere to a commitment with pure improv making it exciting in trying to bridge the gap between composed and improvised.
Since moving to Berlin in 2015, he actively performs and records his main projects:
His primary groups as a leader are the Grgur Savic Pitch Shifting (together with Sanja Star + feauturing guests), Space Tigers Berlin (with Vanja Kevresan), Grgur Savic – Vortex Four (with Igor Lumpert, Matheus Jardim and Ivar Krizic) and GS the Form, (music ensemble performing visual compositions and graphical scores feat. local and international artists)
Highly interested in understanding the close relationship between various composed experimental musics in relation to free improvisation, this year Grgur has released his debut album as a leader and composer with his “The Form“ (with Quentin Tolimieri, Fyodor Stepanov, Chris Hill and guest Vedran Ruzic) with strong intension in trying to bridge the gap between visualy composed and improvised.
Electro acoustic album “Home Is Where My Cat Is“ self recorded and produced this year during lockdown in his home feat. guests artists with his first singles “The Future“ and “Yu-Gi-Oh!“ is already available to listen and buy on his Bandcamp page.
Past musical projects include his Free Willys – conceptual free music trio, The Unleashed Bop Force – post bop fusion quintet, Mangroove – experimental fusion band.
Grgur has performed with the following artists such as Ute Wassermann, Tomomi Adachi, Rieko Okuda, Richard Scott, Ignaz Schick, Anil Eraslan, Willi Kellers, Samuel Hall, Quentin Tolimieri, Antonio Borgini, Oliver Steidle, Yorgos Dimitriadis, Sofia Borges, Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, Chris Hill, Emilio Gordoa, Sanja Star, Krunoslav Levacic, Gerald Preinfalk, Vanja Kevresan, Bojan Krhlanko, Pavle Jovanovic, Domen Gnezda, Zvonimir Sestak, Borko Rupena, Igor Lumpert, Marko Churntchetz, Ivar Krizic, Jure Pukl, Mark Pringle, Marcelo Busato, Daniel Craig..etc
In between recording and playing shows, Grgur is producing music, filming and 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.