Zdenko Ivanusic

September 7, 2014

Zdenko Ivanušić (Blog)

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Music Services

Take a look at the music services I offer, contact me for more info and booking.
I am based in Zagreb, Croatia. Ovaj post na hrvatskom.

  • If you need a saxophone player to appear with your band/ensemble, contact me, I am available for work in all kinds of musical styles and genres.
  • Funk Elastic is available for club dates and events with various repertoire (R&B, soul, funk, disco, latin / jazz standards, Croatian funk / soul).
  • In addition to concert work, Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet is available for various events.
  • Zdenko Ivanušić Quartet plays only jazz festivals and jazz clubs.
  • Interested in music/saxophone lessons? Check out the teaching page.
  • For recording (saxophone, flute) and music arranging services, read more info.

Tram 11 @ Tvornica Kulture

Od četvrtka 12. do subote 14. travnja 2018. u Tvornici kulture sviram s legendarnim hrvatskim hip-hop/rap duom Tram 11 (Target, General Woo) kao član pratećeg banda Funksteri (Zdenko Ivanušić – tenor saksofon; Mihael Kvorka – klavijature; Ivan Knez – el. bass; Robert Domitrović – bubnjevi). Uz Tram 11 i Funkstere na koncertu gostuju DJ Noki Nole (Domagoj Neumann), Pendrek i brojni drugi gosti. 

Nakon spektakla u Domu sportova pred 9.000 ljudi i jednog od najbrže rasprodanih koncerata nekog hrvatskog izvođača uopće, Tram 11 odlučili su se na 3 intimnija klupska koncerta u zagrebačkoj Tvornici kulture. Old school rap, u kapacitetu od samo 1,300 po danu, svakako je prava poslastica za one koji band žele doživjeti nakon svih ovih godina i u klupskom okruženju.

Dnevne ulaznice 90 kn, ukoliko ih ostane na dan koncerta 100 kn. Prodajna mjesta; Dirty old shop, Rockmark, Aquarius, prodajna mjesta Eventima i online na Eventim.hr

Tram 11 @ Tvornica Kulture

From the Gigs (2018)

Pictures from gigs with Mr. Dynamite, Tram 11

Tram 11 @ Cvetličarna (Ljubljana)

Master Lessons for the Creative Musician by Bruce Mishkit

Master Lessons for the Creative Musician by Bruce MishkitThis is a short review of the Bruce MishkitMaster Lessons For The Creative Musician (Published 2005). This book was originally published by Warner Bros. Publications in 1994, as Sax/Flute Lessons with the Greats. The book includes an audio CD with lesson examples.
As I remember, I read excerpts from this book back in the nineties in Saxophone Journal published by Dorn Pub., and I wished to buy it back then. Finally I bought it a couple of years ago directly from Bruce.

After a short foreword, the book is divided in seven chapters: Ernie Watts, Lenny Picket, Hubert Laws, Paquito D’Rivera, David Liebman, Joe Lovano and in the final chapter Bruce Mishkit shares some useful insights on jazz theory (scales/chords). Each chapter includes useful examples/exercises/fingering charts for altissimo, which are also recorded, so they can be listened to on the accompanying audio CD. In every lesson those six masters share their insights on technique, tone production, practicing, improvisation, pedagogy, doubling and their own thoughts on the music business. Every lesson is very special and individual. If I had to choose my favorite lessons from the book, those would be the one with Ernie Watts (insightful thoughts on life and business), Hubert Laws (great for flute players, saxophone players doubling on flute) and Dave Liebman, which I’m familiar with through his book Developing A Personal Saxophone Sound

I would highly recommend this book to every saxophone/flute or woodwind player, no matter if jazz or classical. The book is affordable ($32 – $36, depending on shipping location), and can be bought directly from Bruce’s website.
Keep on practicing! 😉

The Buescher Aristocrat “Big B” Alto Saxophone

For sale The Buescher Aristocrat “Big B” professional alto saxophone, made in 1948. The saxophone is in excellent condition. All original, lacquer, pads, snap-on resonators and gold plated Norton springs intact. Comes with the original case, neck, end plug, ligature and accessories. I just treated the pads with MusicMedic Pad Juice and it plays as is effortlessly from top to bottom with quiet action. It has smooth, focused sound and excellent intonation. I’m selling it because I prefer my The Martin Alto (Comm III), but if I did more classical work I would keep it definitely.
I prefer to sell it inside EU (no customs for EU countries), but would consider worldwide shipping also. Payment by PayPal (buyer pays fees) or pickup/cash in Zagreb (HR). Ask for the price. Pictures
The Buescher Aristocrat "Big B" Alto Saxophone

The Martin Alto (Committee III) Saxophone (2)

  • Possible trade for Yamaha YAS-62 (purple logo) or Yamaha YAS-61!

For sale The Martin Alto (Committee III) saxophone, serial no. 187xxx (1954). This saxophone is fully restored a few years ago at Roberto Buttus (Italy) workshop, original lacquer (I think) still here at about 60% and it plays smoothly from top to bottom and gig ready. It has Reso-Tech resonators, original case, end plug and matching serial on body and neck, no mouthpiece. There are a few resolders, two on low b, b flat key guard post and one on low c# post (very common on those Martins) and thumb hook base. There is also small dent on bow guard but I think the bow tube is not affected (pics). It has full, round and medium dark sound and it is loud horn due to Reso-Tech resonators.
I prefer to sell it inside EU (no customs for EU countries), but would consider worldwide shipping also. The horn is available for local pickup/cash in Zagreb (HR). Payment by bank transfer (inside EU) or PayPal (buyer pays fees). Ask for the price. Pictures 
The Martin Alto (Committee III) Saxophone

From the Gigs (2017)

Pictures from gigs with Bučersi, Freak Out Band, Swing Again Band, Croatian Radiotelevision Jazz OrchestraTram 11, Mr. Dynamite

Tram 11 @ Dom sportova

Ted Klum Focustone Precision 7* (.105)

For sale Ted Klum Focustone Precision 7* (.105), tenor saxophone mouthpiece, little used, clean bite plate, almost mint condition, This mouthpiece plays great on darker side with some edge on top. Some payers prefer Precision model over Handcrafted model. Comes without ligature & cap.

The FocusTone Precision Model is CNC machined in one piece from high quality extruded bar stock brass to the medium large chamber dimensions of our popular Handcrafted Model.
The Precision Model is the modern day evolution of the classic medium large chamber tenor saxophone design. Inspired by a generation of musicians whose sound could fill the room, it features a large, robust sound with plenty of presence.

Worldwide shipping from Zagreb (EU) with PayPal payment. Ask for the price. Pictures
Ted Klum Focustone Precision 7* (.105)