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. Aiming his main focus to a wide range of sound research, graphical scoring and other visual compositional practices, electronics and traditional genre, holding to a commitment with pure improvisation, making it exciting 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 his Pitch Shifting (together with Sanja Star), working and collaborating with other musician artist, mostly from the wide range of musical contemporary background, Space Tigers Berlin (with Vanja Kevresan), Grgur Savic – Vortex Four (with Brad Henkel, Matheus Jardim and Ivar Krizic) and GS the Form, (music ensemble performing unconventional notated compositions and graphical scores feat. local and international artists)
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 video documentaries 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.