Grgur Savic is saxophonist and composer in genres of jazz and contemporary music based in Berlin since 2015.
Born (1983 ZG), in searching for a more wider and richer musical working space Grgur transplanted himself into Berlin City. Since moving in Berlin (2015), he actively perform and record his main projects of:
PITCH SHIFTING GROUP, SPACE TGERS BERLIN, HEART SHAPING, GRGUR SAVIC – “THE FORM“
In 2017 along with guitarist Vanja Kevresan he formed the critically aclaimed trio Space Tigers Berlin whose debut in the same year earned prodigius critics and new listeners. Downbeat Jazz: “…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.” while world recognized jazz guitarist and composer Jonathan Kreisberg noted “Space Tigers is a fitting title for the killer Berlin based jazz rock power trio. Capture them if they land from outer space and prowl on a jungle floor near you… before somebody gets hurt!”
His musical experience has not been limited to Jazz and Crossover. Grgur is a part of a large Berlin experimental music scene and is highly interested in understanding of 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“ feat. Quentin Tolimieri, Fyodor Stepanov, Chris Hill and guest Vedran Ruzic with strong intension in trying to bridge the gap between composed and improvised.
Electro acoustic album “Home Is Where My Cat Is“ self recorded and produced this year 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.
Grgur 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.
Grgur has performed with the following artists such as Richard Scott, Samuel Hall, Chris Hill, Rieko Okuda, Sanja Star, Quentin Cholet, Krunoslav Levacic, Gerald Preinfalk, Matheus Jardim, Vanja Kevresan, Vega Jesus, Quentin Tolimieri, Bojan Krhlanko, Manuel Podhostnik, Ivars Arutyunyan, Hrvoje Galler, Pavle Jovanovic, Jost Drasler, Vitja Balzalorsky, Domen Gnezda, Zvonimir Sestak, Andjelko Stupar, Borko Rupena, Igor Lumpert, Jonathon Haffner, Marko Churntchetz, Ivar Krizic, Jure Pukl, Carol Cass, Oliver Steidle, Antonio Borghini, 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.