Born into a family where jazz records were played by his father, classical trumpet player, Igor grew to become a prolific jazz trumpeter and composer.
He completed a Masters degree at the University of Graz (Austria, in 2009). Travelling through Europe and America (particularly New York), he studied with celebrated trumpet players including Stjepko Gut, John Swana, Charles Toliver, Dave Rodgers and Erik Vloemians.
He is involved in various projects as a trumpeter, keyboard player and as a producer. As a session musician he recorded over 30 albums in collaboration with different groups across a range of genres. He is a regular member of the European Movement Jazz Orchestra since 2008, releasing a record on the well known ‘Clean Feed’ label in 2011.
He has performed at numerous festivals both at home and abroad. These include Cairo Jazz Festival (Egypt), Bundes Jazz Festival (Germany), Lent Festival (Slovenia), 50th Ljubljana Jazz Festival (Slovenia), Cerkno Jazz festival (Slovenia), Jazz Club Porgy and Bess (Austria), Brussels Goethe Institute (Belgium), Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Portugal), Teatro Gil Vincente (Portugal), Casa da Musica (Portugal), Centro Cultural de Belem (Portugal)(with Maria Joao), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Belgium), Konzerthaus (Germany) and Rome Goethe Institute (Italy).
His debut album “Motion In Two Dimensions”, recorded with pianist Marko Črnčec, was released in 2010. The compilation of well-known jazz standards was described as a “…comprehensive approach, mastering the jazz tradition” by international critics. His second album “Sonic Motion”, featuring his own original compositions, was released in 2012, with Vladimir Kostadinović on drums, Marko Črnčeč on piano/rhodes and Robert Jukič on bass. The album was very well received by the Slovenian public, and led Igor to explore a more atmospheric approach. He is currently developing this sound further in collaboration with the acclaimed Polish piano player Marcin Wasilewski (ECM Records).