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Goran Ivanovic to perform at Merrimans' Playhouse

TICKET Information:
$12 Advanced
$15 Door
$10 Student (with ID).
CASH at the door please.

Buy Tickets early, we have limited seating.


1) ONLINE - CREDIT CARD or PAYPAL: Purchase with a credit card or Paypal online using the link below. Once you've added the tickets to your cart in the Brown Paper Tickets site, click on the ORANGE "Pay via PayPal" button on the Buyer Details page, and this will take you to Merrimans' PayPal account. You will then have the option to pay with your credit card or your PayPal account.


2) IN PERSON: You may pay in person at the Piano Shop on 1211 Mishawaka Ave. CASH preferred. Please call 574-329-3430 to make sure we are available at the shop. You may also come in during our Monday evening Open Session (7:30 - 10:30 pm).

3) PHONE: If neither of these options work for you, please call Mary at 574-329-3430, and we will get you set up with tickets!

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Goran Ivanovic Trio

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Music begins at 8:00 pm
Doors open at 7:30 pm
We are at seating capacity
. You may stop by or call 574-329-3430 to see if anyone cancelled. Please leave a vm, we will not be able to answer the phone while taking tickets and during the performance, but will be checking messages, and return calls when able.

Goran Ivanovic - guitar
Mark Harmon- bass
Pete Tashjian - drums

Link to Merrimans' Playhouse VIDEO
Link to Goran's NEW CD
Link to Goran's Facebook

Goran Ivanovic Trio is a brand new project from Chicago with all original modern yet traditional instrumental music. Credibly multicultural and countercultural, Goran Ivanovic-From the group Eastern Blok and AKGI Guitar Duo comes up with a unique musical language which melts together his Balkan roots and Flamenco and Latin guitar traditions.

Merrimans' Playhouse
1211 Mishawaka Ave.
South Bend, IN 46615

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All ages show. Come early to get a good seat. Parking available at The Farmer's Market lot, along the treeline area. Light Refreshments available. Donations appreciated. You may bring your own refreshments.


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Goran Ivanovic Trio to perform at Merrimans' Playhouse

Goran Ivanovic

Best album of 2013 - Acoustic Guitar Magazine


Goran Ivanovic to perform at Merrimans' Playhouse
(photo by John Broughton Jr.)


Pete Tashjian

Pete Tashjian on drums - to perform at Merrimans' Playhouse

Peter Tashjian to Perform at Merrimans' Playhouse

Mark Harmon to perform at Merrimans' Playhouse
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The Artists

Goran Ivanovic Trio features guitarist and composer Goran Ivanovic, bassist Matt Ulery and drummer Pete Tashjian. The power trio's debut album is laced with sing-able melodies, rich harmonies and complex rhythms. In the song "Querido Paco," Ivanovic pays tribute to lifelong influence, legendary Flamenco guitarist, the late Paco De Lucia. The Lively composition "Tic Tac Toe" is an audience favorite, with nearly 7 minutes of acrobatics on guitar it takes you through Hard Rock riffs, Flamenco rhythms and classical harmonic development. "Maurice's Ragtime" features dear friend and soulful Cellist Ian Maksin. The track features a slow ragtime feel with impressionistic harmonies reflective of French Composer Maurice Ravel. Fresh off a successful European tour (headlining shows and supporting Grammy winning collective Snarky Puppy) the Goran Ivanovic Trio invites you to celebrate the release of their debut album. Ivanovic's unique and rarely found talents set you forth on a cinematic array of emotions, sophisticated, yet rebellious, the acoustic ensemble nods its head towards tradition while disregarding technical conventions. The trio experiment's in the melding of Classical, Rock, Jazz and various styles of traditional folk music, to create a sound all their own.


Goran Ivanovic

"Serbian-American classical nylon-string guitarist Ivanovic play unabashedly beautiful music that is as captivatingly melodic and cinematic as it is technically and compositionally sophisticated" - Guitar Player Magazine.

Goran Ivanovic to perform at Merrimans' Playhouse

Guitarist, Goran Ivanovic is a native of Croatia, a Balkan country torn by the civil strife that engulfed the former Yugoslavia. The musical son of a Serbian father and a Bosnian Croat mother, he has crossed many boundaries in his life and in his music. Goran’s broad grounding in Classical music has been enriched by influences of Jazz, Balkan and the World Music.

Goran frequently performs at mayor festivals and concert halls in the US, as well as TV and Radio performances. Goran's music has been published by Lemoine publication's in Paris under direction of grammy winning artist Sergio Assad. Goran has taught as a guest artist at Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, Cornell University, University of Michigan, Depaul University,Truman University and has appeared at prestigious events such as Chicago World Music Festival, NY Guitar Festival, NY Jazz Festival, Wall To Wall Guitar Festival as well as legendary Jazz clubs The Blues Alley, Firefly Club, Joe's Pub and Chris Jazz Cafe.

His current projects are: Eastern Blok, Grazyna Auguschik Orchestar, Goran with Fareed Haque and Goran with Andreas Kapsalis.


Mark Harmon

Mark is in between the schools of bass players Charlie Haden and Scott LaFaro. He obtained a Masters in Music degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2012. Mike has performed internationally and with many world-class artists including Robert Pinsky, Kurt Elling, Steffon Harris, Bobby Broom, Ron Perillo and many others.


Goran Ivanovic to perform at Merrimans' Playhouse

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