Lada Obradovic Project

Biography Lada Obradovic Project

Lada Obradović
is a Croatian jazz drummer, composer, arranger, band leader and sideman. Falling in love on first sight with the instrument, she immediately started the preparations of entrance exam for Jazz studies, with her first drum teachers Branimir Njikoš and Robert Jambrušić, at “Pop – Rock Academy” in Zagreb, Croatia. She finished school in couple of years which proceeded passing entrance exam at Jazz University in Graz, Austria (Kunstuniversität Graz) for four years Bachelor Jazz Drums Performance program in class of Howard Curtis, in 2010. Within this four years journey, she had the opportunity to meet, work or perform with some great jazz names as Billy Hart, Jeff Ballard, Bill Stewart, Jimmy Cobb, Don Menza, Fay Claassen, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Joe LaBarbera… After finishing her bachelor in Graz, she moved to Bern where she is finishing the master performance jazz studies at University of Bern in Switzerland. Lada is an artist of the American company “TRX Cymbals“ (Turkish Hand Made Cymbals) and the British Company “Bay Custom Drums” (British Hand Made Drums). She leads two projects, which are the "Lada Obradovic Project", and the "Obradovic-Tixier Duo", and is a sideman of "David Tixier Trio". In December 2017 she recorded a first album of her "Lada Obradovic Project" under the production of Radio and television Swiss. With three projects she tours and performs frequently around the world and participates in finals of many International Competitions.

Lada Obradovic Project: The first live performance happened 2016 at the festival “Les Créatives” in Versoix, Switzerland. The band performed in Grenoble, Lyon, London and as headliners on the Greek festival "Syros Jazz festival" and were sponsored by Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens. In May 2017 they were taken in the finals of Swiss competition “ZKB Jazzpreis” and performed in Moods, in Zurich. Meanwhile they were in finals of two international online American competitions “Made In New York Competition” and “Hit Like A Girl”. In December 2017 they recorded an album under the production of Swiss Radio and Television, with the generous help of "Fondation ABPI" and "Die Mobiliar”. The album is edited, mixed and mastered by drummer Ziv Ravitz. 2018 they performed at Fondation ABP and Gambrinus Jazz Plus, and are preparing to perform in St Gallen and at the Musiu Jazz Club in Delémont, Switzerland.

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