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.

The Martin Alto (Committee III) Saxophone (2)

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

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

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)

Tram 11 @ Velika dvorana Doma sportova

U subotu, 11. studenog 2017. u Velikoj dvorani Doma sportova sviram s legendarnim hrvatskim hip-hop/rap duom Tram 11 (Target, General Woo) kao član pratećeg banda Funksteri (Zdenko Ivanušić – tenor saksofon; Ivan Knez – el. bass; Robert Domitrović – bubnjevi). To je njihov prvi zajednički nastup nakon 14 godina pauze. Uz Tram 11 i Funkstere na koncertu gostuju DJ Noki Nole (Domagoj Neumann), Renman, Frx, Bolesna braća i brojni drugi gosti. 

Nakon samo 18 dana rasprodan je kompletan kapacitet Male dvorane te se njihov koncert seli u Veliku dvoranu zagrebačkog Doma sportova. Ulaznice su u prodaji po cijeni od 80 kn, ukoliko ih ostane na dan koncerta cijena će biti 100 kn.

Tram 11 @ Velika dvorana Doma sportova

Mr. Dynamite @ Vodice Jazz & Blues Festival (2017)

Mr. Dynamite – Vodice Jazz & Blues Festival 07/2017

Ervin Baučić – vocal
Zdenko Ivanušić – alto sax
Vanja Ileković – tenor sax
Ivan Mučić – trombone
Zoran Jex Jaeger – guitar
Zvonimir Bučević Buč – bass
Marko Duvnjak – drums

Song’s clips in the movie: Cold Sweat, Shake Everything You’ve Got, I Got You (I Feel Good)
Sound engineering and video recording by Vatroslav Mlinar

Vandoren Java T75 Vintage (Blue) Refaced by Brian Powell


For sale Vandoren Java T75 Blue (Vintage) hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpiece refaced by Brian Powell (100€ value). It is just slightly checked, still original .105 tip opening. This piece plays smooth, medium bright, with a lot of projection from top to bottom and great altissimo. Excellent for jazz, blues, rock, big band. It is in a great condition, clean bite-plate, perfect rails and facing. Comes without ligature & cap. Worldwide shipping from Zagreb (EU). Payment by bank transfer (preferred) or PayPal. Ask for the price. Pictures
Vandoren Java T75 Vintage (Blue) Refaced by Brian Powell