Every now & then a great musician, songwriter, composer comes along in various genre of music. In the case of the smooth/contemporary jazz genre, Igor Geržina is one of those gifted & highly skilled individual's. I receive a lot of music and musicians contacting me to play their music on my show, but when Igor first sent me some tracks to listen to from his previous CD, Metropolis, I was just completely blown away by his sound and his compositions.
- Norman Lynch, SJITM (UK)
Gerzina leaves absolutely no doubt that he is one artist who’ll be around making his mark for some time. Feeling and experiencing that smooth groove all the way in Croatia speaks volumes about the wonderful influence this genre really wields, despite what some naysayers might say.
- Ronald jackson, The Smooth Jazz Ride (US)
Saxophone player with a degree in classical music, specialized in the United States on Berklee College of Music (Boston). In his career he has had many successes in different areas of music.
From classical music, popular music, jazz, soul, funk, playing in various ensembles from small groups to orchestras, from club music (even playing on the street) to concert and sport halls, in fifteen years of his career, Igor Gerzina has worked with almost all important people on the Croatian music scene. Some of them are known outside Croatia such as: jazz vibraphonist Bosko Petrovic, jazz composer Miljenko Prohaska, guitarist Elvis Stanic, arranger Silvije Glojnaric, etc.
He has had more than 70 discography releases, around thirty music videos, the whole line of television shows and programs, appearances as a guest player in radio shows. He has won many awards, among which are two Porin awards, three Status awards, Crni macak award and many nominations. He has also got several awards on State competitions.
As a producer of Croatian national Radiotelevision Jazz Orchestra he worked with some of european and american artists as: Lasse Lindgren, Lars Moeller, Deborah Carter etc.