Born in Serbia in the late seventies, Dusan Jevtovic began his musical education listening to the wide variety of music that could be heard on the national radio – everything from American jazz and British hard rock to the Serbian traditional folk music. His parents bought him a guitar at 12, after he saw the legendary guitarist RM Tocak and his group Smak in concert. Shortly thereafter, Dusan put together his first band ‘Trim’, quickly drawing attention of the listening public, who recognized the youngsters unusual talent and abundant energy evident in every performance.
Couple those early experiences with his three years of private studies under the tutelage of Radomir Mihajlovic Tocak, and you have the main ingredients of Dusan’s virtuosic guitar playing, recognizable sound and stylistic versatility.
Fast forward to 2003. when Dusan, after much success playing in countless local and national music events left his native Serbia and relocated to Barcelona, where he completed his studies in modern music at the renown Liceu conservatory. Along with his studies, Dusan quickly became a much sought after sideman on the Spanish music scene, performing in numerous festivals and tours with the drummer Xavi Reija’s jazz fusion outfit as well as popular singer-songwriter Rafa Pons. Dusan is also toured all around the world, with a Rim Banna, one of the most famous arab female singer. As a studio session musician Dusan has recorded on albums released by Satchmo records, Batiendo records, Vicious records, L’indi records, and other European labels.
He is a highly versatile player covering many areas of music but is best known for his work in the modern jazz/blues/rock idiom. Dusan is known for his improvisational work and for the diversity of his musical projects, as well as his use of effects pedals and looping devices which give his music a distinct sound.
As a leader, Dusan has had a steady output of original music. His debut CD “On The Edge” was released in September 2009 on L’indi Music features Sava Miletic-rhodes, Bernat Hernandez-bass, Xavi Reija-drums.
In 2013 Dusan’s energy has been directed at his own project, His first international debut called ”Am I Walking Wrong” features Bernat Hernandez-bass Marko Djordjevic-drums, which was released in October 2013 at Moonjune Records, New York.
In 2015 Dusan released two albums, Dusan Jevtovic LIVE and Random Abstract with Xavi Reija on drums, new project called XaDu. Both albums on Moonjune records.
In june 2017 Dusan released new album called “No Answer“, with Vasil Hadzimanov on piano, fender rhodes and mini moog, and Asaf Sirkis on drums. Album will be released on Moonjune Records, New York.
Lately Dusan has recorded with Tony Levin, Gary Husband, Asaf Sirkis, Vasil Hadzimanov, Marko Djordjevic, Xavi Reija, Bernat Hernandez, Markus Routher etc.
The recipe for the music, as described by Dusan: an amalgam of the improvisational approach associated with jazz, coupled with the sensibility of the great Jimmy Hendrix, with the hint of Serbian ethnic folklore – creates a eclectic mix well worth a listen! Dusan is determined to bring his music to the world as a message of creative spirit and good will. His brilliant musicianship will be the messenger people will accept enthusiastically, with open ears and warm hearts!
Dusan continues to reside in Barcelona!