Saša Nestorović

Saša Nestorović (Zagreb, 1964) is active on the US, German, Croatian and Slovene jazz scene. For decades he has led the Summer School of Jazz on the island of Brač and given lectures at the Summer School of Saxophone in Dubrovnik. He is a saxophonist, clarinetist and recording musician with the Croatian Radio Television Big Band, as well as composer and arranger with the Zagreb Jazz Portrait quartet. As a conductor, he has recorded 20 albums with a Jazz Orcestra HRT, has worked projects/recordings with eminent jazz musicians like Ernie Watts, Doug Richards, Rex Richardson, Christian McBride, Charles Toliver, Alan Broadbent, Miroslav Vitous, Boris Kozlov, Alexey Sipiagin, and many more. Most recently he did a concert with Vanessa Rubin playing Tadd Dameron’s music.
He is disting. prof. art at Music academy in Zagreb, teaching chamber music, jazz improvisation and leading the jazz ensemble. He was a colaborator of over than forty JazzLab workshops with names such as Charles Toliver, Miroslav Vitous and Jean -Luc Ponty, Eddie Henderson, Barry Altschul, Ambrose Akinmusire, Black Art Collective (Jeremy Pelt). He has mentored six graduating essays at final diplomas and teaches ensembles that were four time awarded in Croatia, Serbia and Italy.
He was a member of the EBU Big Band Orchestra (leading by Andrew Homzy) during a concert tour in Montreal and other cities of Canada in 1999 and has participated in many jazz recordings in Croatia and Slovenia.
Co-founder and member of Zagreb Saxophone quartet, he has had 13 tours – concerts and workshops in the United States and Europe and released many recordings, and in 2018 he was a jazz side host of the 18th World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb.