Big band VOX, United Grooves

David Slatinek / SI

The biggest impact has his father, who is musician too, so music always surrounded him. He attended music school in Velenje and then the Academy of Music in Zagreb (percussion), where his professor was Igor Lešnik. He also attended number of seminars, among them is Creative Jazz Clinic Velenje, where he studied at well known drummer and musician Gregory Hutchinson. He was a student of legendary Tony Williams and co-worked with excellent guitarist Femi Temowo, who was member of the band of deceased Amy Winehouse.

He works as a teacher at the music school Slovenj Gradec. He has repeatedly organized a Drum Clinic at Youth Center Velenje. He played many different styles, but now he plays mostly fusion, funk, jazz, Latin. He’s working on two new albums with United Grooves and The Wanted Four (with guests Maja Založnik and Hamo).

Previously played with / Currently playing with:
Big Band VOX (he’s also a leader of this Big Band), United Grooves, The Wanted Four & Maja Založnik, Katrinas, Mrigs&Ghet, Katrinas, Rok Golob, Maja Keuc, Robert Jukič, Igor Bezget, Jure Pukl, Nikola Matošić, Timotej Kotnik, Vid Jamnik, Sanja Mlinar, Ana Bezjak, Marko Črnčec, Maja Založnik, Slovenian Army Orchestra, The Slovenian Philharmonic, The Symphony Orchestra of HRT (Croatia) Big band NOVA, Big band of music school Velenje, 6 Pack Čukur, Slovenian Percussion project -STOP, Croatian Percussion band BING BANG with professor Igor Lešnik, S.O.S. – Sequoia saxophone orchestra and with many other musicians.