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Lale Nenadovic Trio

My goal was always to become a performer devoted more to music, than to his instrument, and I believe that this characteristic, more than any other, is accurately expressed within my style of playing and approaching the drums.
A percussionist who slips effortlessly among musical styles while retaining his own distinct sound.
The percussive technical lexicon I have developed and mastered, as well as the capability to immerse myself into various, and extreme musical styles, have been inspired, and pushed to the limits by my peers, master jazz musicians from NYC, during numerous live and recording sessions in the late 80's and throughout the 90's
Education:

- University of Belgrade,
- B.A. Graduated 1986

- City College of New York
- M.A. Graduated 1991
- Ensemble work with Ron Carter, Large band orchestration and advanced post bop studies, 1988 - 1991

-Drummers Collective, N.Y.
- Certificate of Graduation , 1992
- New School of Music, NY, guest lecturer, and clinician, 1991-1992
- Mannes College of Music, NY guest clinician, master classes for applied , assorted percussion a modern, innovative drum configurations and set ups.

- S.U.N.Y
- Advanced studies of polyrhythmic structures, odd meter, Western African / Senegalese rhythms with Charles Blenzig, 1993 -1994

- Manne's College of Music, Jazz Ensemble studies, arrangements for Big Bands as well as combo settings., under professor Jonathan Davis, 1994-1996

- New School of Music, workshop with Reggie Workman (quartet format), 1992

- Master classes and workshops with Zach Danziger, Tom Brechtlein, Omar Hakim, 1989 - 1990

Engagements, live performances, recordings and sessions:
Charles Blenzig Trio,
Jon Davis Trio and quartet,
Grace Fusion band with Darko Velichkovski
Kenny Wessel band
Monty Croft
Patience Higgins
Veronica Nunn
Russell Malone
Beatriz De Mello
Joe Cohn
Travis Shook
Ron Affif

Venues:
Angry Squire, NYC,
Village Gate, NYC
Sweet Basil,NYC
Mondo Perso, NYC
Cleopatra's Needle, NYC
La Folie , NYC
Windows of The World, NYC
Birdland, NYC,
C.B.G.B., NYC
Yoshie's , San Francisco
Pearls, San Francisco
Zabumba, Venice Blvd. , Los Angeles
Caravan of Dreams, Fort Worth,TX.

Selected Discography:
- Jumbo Jet Music, production Beograd disk, 1979
- "Grace by Grace", Grace Fusion series, 1989, Produced by Grace LLC
- Lale Nenadovic Trio + 1, "Jazz Enterprise Live @ The Five Spot", recorded live december 12th 1995,
Manufactured and printed by Disc Makers, Pensauken , N.J. 1998
- Zoki Radetic / Lale Nenadovic Project, recorded @ ZR Recording Factory, Belgrade, Serbia, May 2001
Manufactured and printed by ZR Productions
- Dustin Messina, Grace Productions, 2005, division of Grace LLC
- Lale Nenadovic Trio , featuring Kenny Wessel , "Live rehearsal at La Folie, NYC",recorded live , July 1996, @ La Folie Jazz Club , NYC

Clinics and endorsements:
Yamaha performing artist, 1989 - 1998
Drum Workshop, clinics and endorsements, New York, Boston, S.U.N.Y, 1993 - 1998
Zildjian K Custom series hand hammered cymbals, 1991 - 1998

References:
Darko Velichkovski, Director, Grace Productions LLC , # 601 - 842 - 4243
Charles Blenzig, Music Director for Michael Franks and Gato Barbieri, Chase Music Group recording artist, charles@charlesblenzig.com
Jonathan Davis, Mannes College of Music Faculty, # 646 - 957 -7586