Sten Hostfalt New York City Sideshows: Marko Djordjevic's S V E T I
The collaboration between Serbian-born American drummer Marko Djordjevic and Sten Hostfalt started in the early 1990s, with their experience as students at Berklee College of Music, and regular performances together at Boston venues like The Eastern Front, the Middle East Cafe', Ryles Jazz Club, and NightStage. After professional obligations with touring and recording, meant being based in separate parts of the world for nearly a decade, the collaboration resumed on the New York City music scene of the new millennium. With Hostfalt as an invited sideman and featured guitarist in Marko's band SVETI, performing Jazz fusion originals alongside members and guests Janek Gwizdala, Nir Felder, Brad Mason, Matt Pavolka, and Christian Fabian, at NYC venues The Village MA and Nublu.
Between 2006-10 Djordjevic also frequently appeared in Hostfalt's original New York lineups, Sten Hostfalt Trio or Quartet, G-Factor (Ghost Factor) or K-Mod, typically along with saxophonist Ole Mathisen, and bassist Tim Luntzel, at NYC venues The Bowery Poetry Club, The Annex, MonkeyTown, The Shrine, Nublu, Greenpoint Jazz Festival, Stain Bar, Local 269, Spike Hill, and Freddys Backroom. The 2007 live recording G-Factor MoneyTown, also featuring Raymond Todd, and saxophonist/clarinetist Matt Renzi, documents this phase of Hostfalt and Djordjevic's work together.