EYOT

EYOT

 Niš, Central Serbia, SRB
BandJazzNew Age

The music of EYOT represents the musicians hungering for a fresh sound, blending the culture of jazz, the sophistication of classical piano, the gritty elements of East European folk music, and just a hint of smooth electronic fusion.

Biography

EYOT is the band from Nis, Serbia. Their music represents the musicians hungering for a fresh sound, blending the culture of jazz, the sophistication of classical piano,
the gritty elements of East European folk music, and just a hint of smooth electronic fusion. In 2009 they were one of the three winners of Umbria Jazz Balkanic Windows Competition; many domestic and international festivals followed later (Nišvill Jazz Fest, World of
Jazz / Dubai, DOKfest / Munich, Alarma Punk Jazz / Sofia, Veisa Jazz / Saransk, Midem Off / Cannes, Vicenza Jazz Fest, ASIA Tour 2012, Russia Tour 2013...),

In 2010/2011 they had their debut album "Horizon" launched in USA, Croatia and Serbia.
Their second album named " DRIFTERS" is released on January the 4th 2013 for the German record label NEUKLANG

EYOT is a winner of the MIDEM OFF 2012 Competition

Dejan Ilijic - Piano; Sladjan Milenovic - Guitar;
Milos Vojvodic - Drums; Marko Stojiljkovic - Bass.

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Notable Performances:

2009 Umbria Jazz Balkanic Windows
2009 Nishvill Jazz Festival
2010 World of Jazz / Dubai Jazz Festival / UAE
2010 Jazz & Blues Festival Petrovac
2010 Nisomnia Rock Festival
2010 Jazz Festival Novi Sad
2010 Jazziré Festival Subotica
2010 Jazz & Blues Festival "Geza Balaž-Gari"
2011 DOKfest Munich / Germany
2011 Sounds of Summer
2011 Belgrade of light festival
2011 Alarma Punk Jazz Fest / Sofia / Bulgaria
2011 Serbia in Thessaloniki / Greece
2012 MIDEM OFF / Cannes / France
2012 Vicenza Jazz Fest
2012 Vrsac Jazz Fest
2012 Bansko Jazz Fest Bulgaria
2012 Nishville Jazz Fest
2012 Hong Kong International Jazz Fest
2012 OCT - Loft Jazz Fest / Shenzhen
2012 Jarasum Jazz Fest / South Korea
2012 JZ Music Fest Shanghai
2012 Beishan Jazz Fest
2012 Changsha Jazz Fest
2012 Jazzy Colours Fest Paris
2013 Jazz&Blues Spring Fest / Sremska Mitrovica
2013 MuzEnergo Jazz Fest Moscow & Dubna
2013 Preveza Jazz Fest
2013 Golden Beggar Fest Kosice
2013 Green Town Jazz Festival

"It doesn't take too great a leap of imagination to see the power of Eyot in concert. That fact Eyot has played jazz, punk and rock festivals, as well as in Cultural Centers, says something about the special chemistry of the diverse musical elements that makes Drifters such a rewarding experience and a fine follow-up to its debut. A band to watch out for." ALL ABOUT JAZZ 03/13 (Ian Paterson)

"(...) man ist zunächst einmal verblüfft aufgrund der schieren Expressivität dieser klavierorientierten Ensemblemusik, in der der verstärkten Gitarre eher schmückende Beiwerk-Funktionen zugedacht sind, als dass diese eine tragende Rolle zu spielen hätte. Die gebührt dem Pianisten Dejan Ilijic, dessen Namen man sich unbedingt merken sollte."
PianoNews 03/13 (Tom Fuchs)

"Diese Einflüsse geben dem Album eine originelle Färbung und einen interessanten Versatz. Die kristallinen Töne des Klaviers, durch eine tadellose Rhythmik begleitet, lösen sich in nostalgischen, zeitlosen Traummelodien auf."
soundculturall.fr 02/13 (Ma Ya)

"Eyot is however on to an amazing fresh sound and approach to a more contemporary sound that could be the next big thing here in the States. (...) A perfect mix of the old and the new forming a new sonic alliance for a new generation."
Criticaljazz.com 11/12 (Brent Black)

Discography

HORIZON / Ninety and Nine Records, Magnatune - USA / 2011 Constantinus - SERBIA / Listen Loudest - CROATIA / 2010

DRIFTERS / Neuklang - Germany / 2013

DVD " Live in Nish " / Ninety and Nine Records / USA / 2012