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Zdenko Ivanušić (Press)Hrvatski saksofonist i skladatelj Zdenko Ivanušić dobio je radijsku nagradu Fame Games Effigy Awards 2009 u kategoriji najbolje instrumentalne izvedbe.

Uz odluku stručnog žirija u čijem su sastavu neka od značajnih imena svjetske glazbene scene (Lionel Richie…), u obzir se uzimaju i glasovi slušatelja.

Osim tog priznanja, Ivanušićeva skladba “Four Odd” sa “Lost in HTML” albuma uvrštena je među najboljim jazz snimkama u 2008. godini po izboru američkog jazz kritičara Scotta Albina. Skladba je među šesnaest najboljih snimki zajedno s velikanima jazza kao što su James Moody, Charles Lloyd, Hank Jones, Chick Corea, Gary Burton…više

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The Third Annual Fame Games Effigy Awards 2009

Fame Games Effigy Award 2009 WinnerI am proud to announce that I won The Third Annual Fame Games Effigy Award 2009 in category:

  • The Best Instrumental Performance

The experts that were invited to judge the Effigy Awards.

I was also finalist in these categories:

  • Most Popular Artist
  • Most Popular Solo
  • Best Artist in Style

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Press Release 1

Hrvatski glazbenici postižu uspjehe u svijetu

Na nedavno održanom izboru za glazbene nagrade Fame Games Effigy Awards 2008 hrvatski jazz saksofonist i skladatelj Zdenko Ivanušić dobio je četiri nominacije u tri kategorije: za najboljeg jazz-funk glazbenika, najbolju instrumentalnu izvedbu, te najbolju jazz-funk skladbu za dvije skladbe.

  • Best Artist in Style – Jazz Funk
  • Best Instrumental Performance
  • Best Song in Style – Jazz Funk (Lost In Html Remix)
  • Best Song in Style – Jazz Funk (Crossreference)

Effigy Awards dodjeljuju se svake godine glazbenicima u raznim kategorijama iz svih dijelova svijeta. Tu godišnju nagradu organizira međunarodni radijski program/webcast Fame Games, koji prvenstveno promovira nezavisne glazbene umjetnike. Uz odluku stručnog žirija u čijem su sastavu neka od značajnih imena svjetske glazbene scene, u obzir se uzimaju i glasovi slušatelja.

Njegova zadnja dva albuma Lost in HTML i Mellow koje je izdao za Zivaldo Records popraćena su izvrsnim kritikama poznatih svjetskih glazbenih kritičara.

“Lost In HTML” je neočekivano glazbeno blago, pravi dragulj muzičke produkcije. Zdenko Ivanušić možda nije poznat prosječnom slušatelju jazz glazbe, ali ovim albumom, njegovim domišljatim kompozicijama i čudesnom izvedbom na saksofonima, pridobio je ovog jazz kritičara već nakon prvog slušanja.” Edward Blanco, jazz kritičar

Ivanušić već surađuje s glazbenim producentima u Americi, a CD Mellow bit će spomenut i u najnovijem izdanju američkog časopisa Downbeat.


The Second Annual Effigy Awards 2008 Results

I am glad to inform you that I (as a solo artist and with Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet) had four nominations and was a finalist in Second Annual Fame Games Effigy Awards 2008

The experts that were invited to judge the Effigy Awards.
The links to the categories in which I was included.

Nominee in categories (top five artists):

  • Best Artist in Style – Jazz Funk
  • Best Instrumental Performance
  • Best Song in Style – Jazz Funk (Lost in HTML Remix)
  • Best Song in Style – Jazz Funk (Crossreference)

Finalist in these categories:

  • Best Overall Artist
  • Most Popular Artist
  • Most Popular Solo
  • Best BG Profile
  • Best Solo
  • Best Overall Artist (Donna Lee Sax4)
  • Best Group (Donna Lee Sax4)
  • Best Artist in Style (Donna Lee Sax4)
  • Most Popular Artist (Donna Lee Sax4)
  • Most Popular Band (Donna Lee Sax4)
  • Best Instrumental Performance (Donna Lee Sax4)
  • Best BG Profile (Donna Lee Sax4)

Some of my songs were finalist in next categories:

  • “Lost in HTML Remix” – Best Overall Song
  • “Lost in HTML Remix” – Best Production
  • “Lost in HTML Remix” – Best Songwriting
  • “Lost in HTML Remix” – Most Popular Song
  •   “Done (redisco Remix)” – Best Song in Style – Jazz Funk
  •   “Conchology” – Best Song in Style – Jazz Funk

I’d like to thank everybody who supported and voted for me and DLSQ.

The Second Annual Fame Games Effigy Awards 2008

If you like the music vote in the appropriate category!
How to vote (Pick a Category):

  • Best Solo: in the middle menu search for “ivanusic” then click on “Zdenko Ivanusic” and follow the arrow sign to vote click on Everyone Else enter your email (valid, because you have to validate your vote in email sent back to you) and something for first, last name.
  • Best Artist in Style: from drop down menu choose jazz funk and click “go”, find my name and follow the arrow sign to vote click on Everyone Else enter your email (valid, because you have to validate your vote in email sent back to you) and something for first, last name.
  • Best Song in Style: from drop down menu choose jazz funk and click “go”, find my name and follow the arrow sign to vote click on Everyone Else enter your email (valid, because you have to validate your vote in email sent back to you) and something for first, last name.
  • Best Instrumental Performance: in the middle menu search for “ivanusic” then click on “Zdenko Ivanusic” and follow the arrow sign to vote click on Everyone Else enter your email (valid, because you have to validate your vote in email sent back to you) and something for first, last name.

There are more categories I’m in, but I probably have the best chances in these four, so concentrate on them.

The First Annual Fame Games Effigy Awards 2007

I am glad to inform you that I had two nominations and was a finalist in The First Annual Fame Games Effigy Awards. The experts that have been invited to judge the Effigy Awards.

Here are the links to the categories in which I was included:

  • Nominee in two categories (Artists with the highest number of votes) :
  • Best Instrumental Performance
  • Best Song in Style – Jazz Funk (Lost in HTML Remix)

Finalist in six categories (All artists who reached top 100 positions or higher):

  • Best Instrumental Performance (Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet)
  • Most Popular Artist
  • Most Popular Solo
  • Best Song in Style – Jazz Funk (Lost In HTML Remix)
  • Most Popular Song (Lost In HTML Remix)
  • Best Solo