|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (September 2011)|
July 15, 1963 |
|Other names||Игор Џамбазов|
Igor Džambazov was born in Skopje in a family of actors and musicians. His grandfather Petre Prličko was an actor and his father Aleksandar Džambazov is a conductor and composer. In his autobiography Toa sum Jas ('That's Me') he states that the first music he had ever heard was his father's schlagers and at first he thought that it was the only music in the world, but later he figured out the con and started listening something modern.
He formed his first music group 'Pop' at only 12 years in 1975 and was actively engaged playing in the garages and bomb shelters around Skopje. Fifteen years later, he becomes member of Havana. Igor with the other two members of the bend Zeko (Зеко) and Piže (Пиже) recorded three songs: Daj mi, žiti se... ('Give me, please'), Nema spas ('No relief') and Štok mi bejbi ('Shtok me baby') in only few months of the existence of their band. The songs were recorded in the studio of Tose Pop Simonov. Havana band had one of their most notable appearance on September 8, 1991, the day when Macedonia gained its independence from Yugoslavia . Then the band fell under bankruptcy.
In the years that followed he participated in several national musical festivals, for which Igor acknowledges, is his biggest mistake in the field of music. From the national festival 'MakFest', from 1991, the song Ljubov zapej ni ('Love sing to us') which Igor recorded with, the sisters, Tanya and Lydia Kocovski and John Ilija Apelgrin, became the most performed song between two festivals in Macedonia. In 1992 he recorded two of his hits Čija si ('Whose are you') and Grev ili špricer ('Sin or sparkling wine'), and again participated in 'MakFest' 1992 in which he performed the song Vreme za plačenje ('Time for crying') and received the second prize from the audience. Also, he won the sixth place on InterFest, a music festival from Bitola in 1994 and in the same year published his first solo album called Greatest Hits. It was recorded in studio ROSS on tape and was produced by Robert Sazdov (Роберт Сазадов) with the program and arrangement made by Darko Mijalkovski (Дарко Мијалковски). The complete author of the songs is Igor Džambazov, except for one which was inspired by the song Dancing in the Street by Mick Jagger and David Bowie.
- Igor Džambazov - Gol Čovek ('Naked Man') ISBN 9989-2465-0-5
- Igor Džambazov - Toa sum jas ('That's me')