Jasna Joviċeviċ

Composer, saxophones, bass clarinet, spacedrum

Professor of Music

President of NGO ARTRUST

Yoga Teacher



Formal Education:


2006-2008

MA in Composition York University- Toronto

2000-2004

BA of Arts in Music and Saxophone Teaching Franc Liszt Music Academy, Jazz Department - Budapest- Hungary


Additional professional education:


2014

Master course in CSO management, Prague- Czech Republic

2014

Operative Trainter of Yoga - College of Vocational Studies Training of sports trainers

2013

Master courses in CSO management, Serbia, Tallin-Estonia

2010

Yoga teacher Certificate, Bihar School of Yoga-India

2008-2011

Couses of Satyananda Yoga-Bihar School of Yoga, India, Italy, Slovenia, Serbia

1998-2001

Kobanyai Zenei Studio - school for popular and jazz music - Budapest- HU

1996-1997

Conservatorio Pernambucano de Musica - school for classical and Brazilian traditional music conservatory- Recife- Brazil

1995

Hochshule Fur Music - Music Academy, Jazz Department, Gratz- Austria


Music Teaching:


2015

Currently teaching at Higher School for Educators, Music Methodology

2008-2015

Professor Music High School Subotica

2013

Trainer on Educational seminar for educators

2013

Leader of Educational ecological musical workshop The sound of birds

2012

Trainer on Educational seminars for teachers, schools Subotica

2012

Writer children's picture-books "Musicycling"

2010

Docent at NOVA Music Academy- Belgrade- Serbia

2010-2011

International School of Belgrade, music and yoga for children

2007-2008

York University- Toronto, Professor asistent

2002-2005

Paszti Miklos School of Arts and Music, Budapest- Hungary

2003-2004

Bencur School for Music Budapest- Hungary- saxophone teacher


Yoga teaching experience:


2014

Iskra Yoga studio director and teacher

2014

Instructor at series of yoga for children and family- primary schools, Subotica

2012

Prenatal Yoga- BG Yoga Center- Belgrade

2011-2012

Yoga for performing artists ( musicians, actors, dancers) Faculty of Drama, Faculty of Music, University of Belgrade

2011

Yoga and music for children- International School of Belgrade


Artist in Residency, Summer Schools, Seminaries:


2010

Improv Kolektiv International Music Residency- Palic, Serbia

2009

Valparaiso Residency- Mojacar, SPain

2008

OMI International Music Residency- New York- USA

2006

Djerassi Artist Residence Program, UNESCO- San Francisco-USA

2005

Jazz Center of New York Artist in Residency Program, ArtsLink- New York

2005

Long Term Artist in Residency Program, The Banff Center- Canada

2004

Summer Jazz Workshop- Veneto Jazz- The New School (NY) - Bassano del Grapa- Italy

2001-2005

Workshops: Archie Shepp, Billy Harper, Cecil Bridgewater, Tony Lakatos, Tommy Kambel, Dusko Gojkovic, Julian Joseph,Al Foster, Ray Anderson, Peter Erskine,John Patittuci, David Liebman

1994-1997

Talented Musicians and Creativity, summer jazz school, SOROS Foundation, Serbia

1996

Jazz Clinic with University of Iowa faculty- Marla Fenney- Recife-Brazil


Work experience in cultural management


2015

Leader and artist director for the project New Spark Jazz Orchestra - Balkan Women in Jazz

2014

Publisher audiobooks, CD Improv Collective and Sound of birds

2013-2014

Author and leader of the Sound of birds - a public campaign for the Protection of Birds Palic-Ludaš

2012

Editor and publisher of children's picture books Mjuziklaža

2010

Initiator and organizer of the International Music Festival and residences of Improvised Music Improv Collective

2010

Author and producer of children's programs Mjuzilaža

2009-2010

Project Leader Creative Recycling, 12 tons of music

2008

Researcher and organizer of concerts at the Institute for the Study of Cultural Development - Belgrade

2008

President of the Association of citizens Artrust cultural and artistic activities

2006-2008

Organizer of music workshops for children- North Toronto Institute of Music


Performed at Festivals:


Nisville, Ring Ring, Novi Sad International Festival, Valjevo Jazz Fest, Sombor Jazz Festival, Kanjiza Jazz Festival, Budapest Jazz Festival, Zsamber jazz Fest, TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Jazzy Colours Pariz Jazz Fest, Roulette impro nights- New York, Colour Festival- Dorset UK, Jazzire, Pula Jazz Festival, Rovinj Jazz Fest, Veneto Jazz Italy, Milan Ethno Fest, ...


Professional Experience:


2017

Performance with Mike Stern- Nisville Festival

2017

Duo Jovicevic and Secerov Tour

2016

Sideman of Toth Bagi Balkan Unio

2016

Leader of Flow Vertical Sextet

2015

Band leader and composer for New Spark Jazz Orchestra

2015

Dharma group regional tour

2014

East Beat Project- Mixer Fesrival- Belgrade

2009-2014

Director of NGO Artrust, author and performerof various projects/Musicycling, Sounds of Birds, Improv Kolektiv International Residency, 12 Tonnes of Music and others

2009-2012

Band leader/saxophonist/composer Jasna Jovicevic Improv Kolektiv

2008-2010

Performing with Vasil Hadzimanov Band on varios Regional and natonal Jazz Festivals, with Bisera Veletanlic, Rambo Amadeus

2007

Composer and Arranger in residence for Sheraton Big Band- TO-CA

2006-2007

Improvising Musicians of Toronto- concert series- Toronto- CA

2006

Sheraton Cadwell Orchestra- lead alto, bandleader- Toronto- CA

2005

Collaboration with the East European writers, poets in Bowary Poetry Club- New York

2005

Featured artist at Cobi’s Place. Performing a concert of the original compositions, New York

2005

Biennale for Young Artists of Europe and Mediterranean, representing Serbia with Jasna & Balkaneska group

2005

Tour in Italy and Slovenia with Jasna & Balkaneska group Ethno Music Competition (1st place)- Milan, Balkanart Festival (2nd place)- Ljubljana

2005

Open Jazz Days International Festival- Jasna Jovicevic Chamber 7- Budapest, live show on Bartok National Radio- Budapest-HU

2005

Winter Series Concerts in the Banff Center, performing as a leader, composer, saxophone player in collaboration with the artists,ancers, musicians from Canada, USA, Australia


Scholarships and Grants:


2017

SOKOJ for Recording Flow Vertical

2016

Ministry of Culture for NSJO

2015

Ministry of Culture of Serbia

2015

Balkan Arts & Culture Fund, and Ministry of Culture of Serbia for NSJO Project

2014

SIDA- Multidiciplinary project The Sound of Birds

2013

SIDA- Multidiciplinary project The Sound of Birds

2009-2012

Ministry for Environment, Ministry of Culture, Secretary of Culture, Secretary of Environment, Focus Fond, Recan Fund

2008

Karabekos Awarard- York University

2006

Entrance Scholarship –York University

2006

UNESCO Aschberg Bursaries For Artists, Djerassi Artist in Residency Program- San Francisco

2005

ArtsLink Program for the Artist in Residency- New York

2004

Serbian Government and the Banff Center for The Long Term Residency, Canada

2003

Municipality of Subotica, scholarship for the best student

1994-1997

SOROS Foundation, scholarship for the Jazz Summer School- Serbia


Competition:


2005

1st Price on International Ethno Music Competition- Milan, Italy

2005

2nd Price on Balkanart International Festival- Ljubljana, Slovenia

2004

3rd Price for the best Jazz Composition in Hungary