Biography

Ivan Ilic was born in Belgrade (Serbia) in 1979, where he gave his first concerts with his own formations ”Havarija” and later “Free House”.

In 1999 he created the band “Solid” comprised of several young talents of that time in Belgrade, with which he recorded the albums “Ta-ta-ta-tira” in 2000 and Jazz & Samba 2003. “Solid” attended the “Nishvile” Festival and “International Festival of Jazz and Blues-Sabac” where they won the award for the best young jazz band of Yugoslavia in 2002. He also has recorded albums for the groups ”Calor de Cuba” and “Uros Stamenkovic Trio”.

In 2004 he moved to Barcelona and finished the studies of modern music and jazz in “L´aula de musica moderna i jazz del conservatori Liceu ” in 2006, when he also recorded two albums:” Chily, Claud with Slavich “and ”Dirty shoes & high heels” as a lider of a trio. From 2005 to 2014, he was a member of the band “Los Moussakis”, which participated in the tour “Diversons” La Caixa and in the theater show “Musica de los Balcanes dentro de una maleta” (2006-now). With “Los Moussakis” he recorded in 2009. and with a singer Jordi Molto in 2008 and 2009. During that time he was also playing with “Shine”, Tal Ben Ari and “Jaguatirica”. With the trio he also recorded the album “Platonic” in 2011 and performed on “North city international Jazz and Blues Festival”, “Nishvile”. Same year he was on the tour for French Institute with a singer Sophie Jalton. In 2013 with “Tetra Pack” he recorded album “Paranoic” and was on the small tour on the south of Spain. In 2014 he was a residence musician in Gran Casino Barcelona performing with his Trio, “Kaleidoskop” and “Solid”. Next year he participated in the project “Balkan Reunion” of BGKO as a guest on the recording and the concert. Same year he was on the tour in four European capitals presenting albums “Platonic” and “Paranoic”. In 2016 he recorded an album “Macedonian Songs” with Balkanaizer.

Currently lives and works in Barcelona in several bands and in the guitar studio “Shine” as a teacher.