dusan novakov was born 1970 in Pancevo/Serbien. Between 1986 and 1988 he joined the international Jazz seminar in Groznjan with Reggie Workman.
In 1989 he moved to Austria. From 1989 to 1998 he studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz where he received his masters degree. From 1996 to 1997 he studied percussion at the University of Arts in Rotterdam (Netherlands).
dusan novakov has played with Mark Murphy, Oliver Lake, George Cables, John Marshall, Dick Oatts, Don Menza, Kirk Lightsey, Michelle Hendricks, Toninio Horta, Dusko Gojkovic, Valery Ponomarev, Andi Bey, Bread Lealy, Karl Ratzer, Timna Brauer und Elias Meiri Ensemble, Fernando Correa, Fritz Pauer, Big Band Graz, Frank Lacy, Gregory Porter, Paul Zauner, and Andy Middleton.
Since 1991 he has played at international Jazz festivals and has been on stage with various well-known Jazz ensembles in the USA, China, South-Africa, Israel, Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Slovakia, Hungary, Ex-Yugoslavia, Estland, Poland and The Netherlands.
In 2010 he co-founded triple ace – colours in jazz together with oliver kent and uli langthaler.
Since 2005 dusan novakov has taught jazz drumming and improvisation at the Vienna Music Institute.