Eyot is the band name of the quartet from the city of Nis in Serbia led by the pianist Dejan Ilijic. The band was formed in 2008 by Ilijic, bassist Marko Stojiljkovic and guitarist Sladjan Milenovic with drummer Milos Vojvodic joining the group a little later.
“Similarity”, released in 2014 on the New York based Ninety & Nine record label is the group’s third album and follows “Horizon” (2010) and “Drifters” (2013). New album “Innate” released on Ninety & Nine in February 2017.
"There's plenty here that's likely to appeal to jazz and rock fans alike and one would imagine that Eyot are also a very exciting live act., whether in a jazz or a rock environment. "
"Is it jazz, is it rock? Whatever you choose to call it this is exciting, interesting music with an engaging and convincing blend of energy and intelligence."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Guest contributor Trevor Bannister on a "a fascinating day spent at a church near Shepperton, where producer Andy Cleyndert was recording Scott Willcox's ten-piece big band for his Trio label".
Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival and performances by the JD Allen Trio, Triforce and Friends, Zenel, Kokoroko and the Liberation Music Orchestra directed by Carla Bley.