“On “Symmetry of Diving” Vanja Kevresan has presented a masterful and idiosyncratic collection of original compositions all performed on solo guitar. His rhythm and technique are absolutely astounding, and I feel it’s not long before more ears figure out just what they have been missing!...."
"....he is considered one of the most accomplished jazz guitarists of today's European jazz scene. He has previously worked with the Dortmund Jazz Academy and works as a musician artist in residence”....-Ministry of Culture and Science, Nordrhein, Westhafen/
Germany, Jazz Domicil Dortmund Press.
"...Vanja Kevresan, who has become one of the most creative minds of the Berlin jazzscene..." -Ministry of Culture and Science, Nordrhein, Westhafen/Germany, Jazz Domicil Dortmund Press.
Vanja Kevresan is a Serbian Jazz Guitarist/Composer currently residing in Berlin, Germany. He graduated Jazz guitar from the prestigious University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria (2002). Since 2012 Vanja is teaching Jazz Guitar & Jazz Improvisation at the FMU-Belgrade Music University, Jazz department. In 1996 he founded his guitar trio VANJA K3 and 2009 his group TRIP TONES, also co-leading the innovative and critically acclaimed group “SPACE TIGERS” with Grgur Savic since 2016.
Vanja Kevresan has played both as a leader, co-leader, & sideman with: David Binney, Karl Ratzer Group, Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Peter Herbolzheimer, Dean Bowman, Fritz Pauer, Stjepko Gut, Eric Harland, Joe Sanders, Gerald Clayton, Jonathan Blake, Bernd Kraef, Uwe Plath, Jonathon Haffner, Tom Lellis, Ed Neumeister, Bora Rokovic, Wayne Darling, Igor Lumpert, Jure Pukl, Vega Jesus, Bora Rokovic, Ryan Carniaux, Tom Berkmann, Mathias Ruppnig, Logan Kane, Milan Nikolic, Andjelko Stupar, Sava Miletic, Ondrej Stveracek, Greg Smith, Igor
Osypov, Dean Bowman, Vasil Hadzimanov, Big Band KUG, Pirates Of After Particians, Unleashed Bop Force, Greg Smith, Dima Bondarev, Aleksander Maksymiw, Yonatan Levy, Luka Ignjatovic, Vladimir Kostadinovic, Pera Krstajic, Pedja Milutinovic, Vojkan Jocic, Manuel Podhostnik, Roberto Badoglio, JR5+ featuring Miles Griffith, European East West Jazz Orchestra....and many more.
During His studying Vanja was awarded with “KUG Begabten Stipendium” 2000, and. “Dr Karl Boehm Stipendium” 2002 from the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz, Austria.
Currently Vanja is focusing on three projects that feature his original music.“TRIP TONES” - highlights the influence of modern jazz prevalent in Vanja’s musical development.
As a Co-Leader Vanja is working with “SPACE TIGERS” featuring Grgur Savic on alt saxophone and Vega Jesus on drums.
And PCOD (Phil Collins Odd-meter Dudes) w/ Tom Berkmann on bass and Greg Smith on drums.
(Photo Roberto Zanrosso)