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.
For over ten years SVETI has been the creative outlet for one of the most impressive and innovative drummers in the world today, the Serbian born Marko Djordjevic.
As the composer for SVETI, Marko writes music inspired by the rich musical tradition of his Balkan roots, with a nod to the “western” artists that have influenced him, from Coltrane and Weather Report to Zappa and the Police. The working group, in different formations from trio to septet, featuring Brad Mason (trumpet), Eli Degibri (sax), Nir Felder (guitar), Elliot Mason (trombone), Aaron Goldberg (piano) and Matt Pavolka (bass), is currently touring in support of the new album, entitled ‘Where I Come From’, released by Firma Video Entertainment. Given the above mentioned talent, no wonder Phil Di Pietro of Allaboutjazz proclaims “SVETI is a group of absolutely monster musicians.”
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"!
Marko is an A level endorser of Mapex drums, Zildjian cymbals, Evans drumheads and Vic Firth sticks.
He has been featured as a soloist and clinician at many of the world's top music events (PASIC, Music Messe, Montreal Drum Fest, NAMM, Music Fest Canada, Jazz Yatra India) and some of the most prominent contemporary music schools (Berklee College of Music, Drummers Collective, Modern Music in Greece, L'aula in Spain, etc).
Alfred Publishing is the exclusive worldwide distributor of his critically acclaimed DVD entitled Where I Come From - A Fresh Approach To Drumming.
Marko is a faculty member at the Drummers Collective in NYC.