For over ten years SVETI has been the creative outlet for one of the most impressive and innovative drummers in the world today. As the composer for SVETI, Marko, a native of Serbia, writes music inspired by the rich musical tradition of his Balkan roots, with a nod to the
Aaron Goldberg, piano
Eli Degibri, sax
Matt Pavolka, bass
Marko Djordjevic, drums
“western” artists that have influenced him, from Coltrane and Weather Report to Zappa and the Police.
Called a “world class drummer” and “a true innovator” by Modern Drummer magazine, Marko Djordjevic has played on over 40 albums and has thousands of live performances to his credit. Matt Garrison, Wayne Krantz,
Jonah Smith, Clarence Spady, Lucky Peterson, Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Garry Willis, Hal Crook, Bill Frisell,
Lionel Loueke, Aaron Goldberg, The Itals, Chris McDermott, and Eric Lewis are some of the artist he has
performed or recorded with since graduating with honors from Berklee College of Music, where he was accepted on a scholarship at the tender age of 16.
One of the finest musicians of our era, Blue Note recording artist Lionel Loueke says: “Marko is one of the greatest drummers out there. He possesses incredible technique, and a musical mind to match it! I love playing with him because he is so creative and unique!”