Born in France in 1970, Ivan started bass when he was 16. He was very influenced by the English pop and Soul / funk of the Seventies, but also by jazz rock and fusion.
Inspired by bass players like: Alain Caron, Marcus Miller, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Anthony Jackson, Mark King, Michel Alibo, Tony Levin, Jannick Top, Pino Palladino, Gary Willis, Claypool …
The main project he works with is Mörglbl (Prog / Jazz / Métal) with Christophe Godin (Guitar) and Aurèlien Ouzoulias (Drummer), the band has existed since 1997, the sixth album (Tea Time For Pünks / Lasers Edge Group) spring 2016 and the band celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017, for this occasion there will be a new album, an international tour and a live DVD.
He realized a solo project « Nervous Breakdown » (May 2014).
Currently, he also works with Stacey King (Pop Singer / France), Charlie Morris Band (Blues / USA) and Doctor B’s Groove Cabinet (Funk New Orleans).
Here are some other Artists / bands with who he played on stage and / or in studio:
Spencer Bohren (Blues / USA) Christophe Godin (for the « Metal Kartoon » project), Jeremy Tordjman (Afro / Funk Jazz), Kara (Senegalese), Jean Fontanille (Guitarist / Metal Instrumental), Psyko(Pop Rock), Cheb Bilal (Rai) in Europe and North Africa, collaborated with Cyril Achard (guitar) and Mike Terrana for the project « Taboo Voodoo » (Prog-Metal) … etc.
Bass teacher at the ETM school in Geneva, he is also solicited for many Master Class and other clinics specially for and with his sponsors: VIGIER Guitars, LANEY Amps, SAVAREZ, T-REX & ZOOM effects.