Vladimir "Krcko" Kostadinovic (AT)
#Vladimir Kostadinovic Mindedness Group, Antonio Farao/Benny Golson Group, George Garzone Group, Vladimir Kostadinovic Group

Paiste Artist Since Dec 2018



Vladimir Kostadinovic, award winning drummer (Tuscia in Jazz Italy, Jimmy Woode Competition) bandleader, composer & arranger, is one of the Europe jazz music scene's most sought after drummers. He started his musical education at the age of five when he began studying classical accordion. He also started playing the drums professionally at the age of eleven. Drums have always been his real love and he wanted to pursue it with passion! Vladimir ranks high among drummers who are versatile and savvy enough to play different styles of music, as a sideman and with his own projects.

In August 2009 he was invited to perform with a master of organ Tony Monaco. During that time Vladimir also formed his own quartet with Jimmy Greene, Danny Grissett and Matt Brewer which featured his own compositions. In 2009 he went into the studio in New York with his band and recorded his CD “COURSE OF EVENTS”. Shortly after he joined the band Antonio Farao Trio, with whom he is currently playing and traveling all over Europe. Vladimir also recorded his second album as a leader “THE LEFT SIDE OF LIFE” live at the Generations Jazz Festival in Frauenfled Switzerland, which was released on ENJA Records in 2016. He published 2 CD’s under his own name and recieved rave reviews all over the globe among others in the influential Modern Drummer, Jazz Times, Jazzthing, Jazzpodium and All about jazz Web portal,etc. In last few years, Vladimir has spent a lot of time playing and recording in The Big Apple with many great jazz musicians on the world scene.

He has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with: Benny Golson, Charles Tolliver, George Garzone, Seamus Blake, Antonio Farao, Kevin Hays, Gregory Porter, Linda Oh, Melisa Aldana, Till Brönner, Dominique Di Piazza, Chico Freeman, Jimmy Greene, Anthony Wonsey, Mike Moreno, Didier Lockwood, John Ellis, Dusko Gojkovic, Franco Ambrosetti, Danny Grissett, Tim Green, Darryl Hall, Marcin Wasilewski, Tony Monaco, Peter King, Bill Ramsey, Vicente Archer, Joe Sanders, Matt Brewer, Benito Gonzales, Donald Smith, Kiyoshi Kitagawa, Eric Lewis, Antoine Drye, Tivon Scott Pennicott, Mansur Scott, Joel Holmes, Sinan Alimanovic, Harvie S, Rob Bargad, Jonathan Powell, Martin Djakonovski, William Lecomte, Flavio Boltro, Claus Raible, Bjorn Solli, Max Grosch, Renato Chicco, Fritz Pauer, Zipflo Weinrich, Jaka Kopac, Milan Nikolic, Andre Heller, Oliver Kent, Uli Langthaler, Martin Fuss, Johannes Strasser, Francesco Angiuli, Wolfgang Puschnig, Christian Havel, Erwin Schmidt,etc..