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Tuesday July 3, 2012

We had such a vibrant and joyous jazz evening with
"ALEX STOYANOV'S JAZZ AND BEYOND PROJECT" at Sabur Restaurant, Somervile MA!

Special thanks to the great musicians, who brought to us their passion to music: Alex Stoyanov – flute; Alexei Tsiganov – Piano, Tchavdar Natchev-Peno - Bass; Vishal Nayak - Drums , and the special guests the great accordion player Plamen Karadonev and creative DJ Melee!

Thank you Alex for the inspiring music! Hope to see you again soon!

PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT SEE ON: www.CenterMadara.com/photoAlbum

Violeta Jeliazkova, BAC Madara, Boston, MA
For contacts:
617.800.9720 or center.madara@gmail.com



ARTISTS BIO
Alex Stoyanov
(www.alexstoyanov.com)
was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in July 1980. He began playing the piano in 1986. In 1987 he entered the National Musical School "Lubomir Pipkov" in Sofia with principal instrument flute. He studied music there and graduated in 1999 with a degree in Music Performance and Pedagogy. In the same year he entered the highly prestigious National Academy of Music "Pancho Vladigerov" in Sofia. He studied with the world famous jazz flutist Simeon Shterev. In 2001 Alex moved to Boston and began preparation for entering Berklee College of Music. After receiving a "World Tour" scholarship he began classes in 2004. At Berklee he studied flute with the dean of Performance Division Matt Marvuglio, Fernando Brandao, Wendy Rolfe. He also studied with Hal Crook and David Santoro. Over the years he participated in many concerts, recording sessions, and music activities inside and outside Berklee. In 2006 he received the highly prestigious "Kenney Endowed scholarship" which is given to only one student every year. Alex graduated from Berklee College of Music in May 2008 with a degree in Music Performance.
Tchavdar Nachev-Peno (contrabass)
is the leader and manager of Con Fuoco String Quartet/Trio/Duo and their bass and classical guitar player.
(www.confuocomusic.com/jazz_band.htm)
Mr. Peno has begun his career in Munich, Germany, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in classical bass from the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium. Mr. Peno holds also a Master’s Degree in jazz performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston. He has performed with various ensembles, such as the Echinger Symphonie Orchester, the Al Porcino Munich Big Band, the Milcho Leviev Duo, Karen Edwards Trio, Connexion Balkon, Tal Consort, the Vitello Tonnato & the Roaring Zucchinis and others. With these ensembles Mr. Peno has participated in numerous tours throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Italy and France, played on 4 CDs and film music tracks. Currently Mr. Peno is Assistant Principal bass of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and plays regularly with the Claflin Hill Orchestra, Nashua Symphony, the Lexington Symphony, the Sonny Watson Quartet, the Chari Peno Jazzet and works free lance with many both jazz and classical ensembles in the Boston area. Mr. Peno has also served with the Harvard University Chamber Orchestra and the Newton Symphony, with which he performed in Carnegie Hall, NYC in 2004.back to top
Alexei Tsiganov (http://www.myspace.com/alexeitsiganov)
was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, into a family of artists, with his father a renowned sculptor, mother, a music teacher, and his older brother, a pianist. Music became Alexei's natural choice. He started playing homemade percussions at the age of four, accompanying his brother, and playing along with the records. His brother was his first mentor in jazz, giving Alexei lessons in jazz harmony and improvisation, and taking him to all the shows and jam sessions in town.
Alexei entered children's music school as a percussionist, playing drums, xylophone and vibraphone. By the time he passed on to continue his study at the famous St. Petersburg Mussorgsky Music College, he was also devoting growing attention to piano studies. His major passion was jazz, and, while still at school, he played extensively at numerous jazz festivals, both domestic and international. At the age of seventeen he began working at St. Petersburg Jazz Philharmonic Hall, the largest jazz club in the Soviet Union, first as a member of the David Goloschokin Group (host band), and later with his own program.
In 1989, Alexei won the St. Petersburg Competition of Young Jazz Performers, and in 1990 was among winners of the 1st All-Russian Jazz Music Competition in Rostov-on-Don. These accomplishments had brought him wide recognition in Russia, and he began regular appearances in the national radio and TV programs.
In 1991, Alexei came to the United States to continue his career in the motherland of jazz. He took lessons from Gary Burton at Berklee College of Music, and studied at the New England Conservatory of Music.
In the last years, Alexei proceeded to perform solo and with his band in Greater Boston Area, New England, and New York City, appearing in jazz clubs and at such venues as Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, Top of the Hub, Bay Tower Room in Boston, Limbo and Les Zygomates, Sweet Rhythm (former Sweet Basil), Jazz Standard and Museum of Natural History in New York City, among others.
Alexei has played and recorded with: Claudio Roditi, Chico Freeman, Bobby Watson, Victor Lewis, Avery Sharp, Bob Moses, Antonio Sanchez, Boris Kozlov, Alex Sipiagin, Norman Hedman, Willie Martinez, Bevan Manson, Jerry Bergonzi, Tony Malaby, George Garzone, John Lockwood, Bob Gullottii, Yoron Israel, George Schuller, Ed Schuller, and others. He has appeared with his group on WERS-Boston radio station and in Eric In the Evening program on WGBH-Boston, performing original music and standards.
Among Alexei's current projects is performance and recording of his original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards with his quintet.
Vishal Nayak
(www.myspace.com/vishalnayakmusic)
is a 26 year old drummer from Calcutta, India. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and currently divides his time between Boston and New York, performing as a sideman with some of the area's up-and-coming talents. Most recently, he has performed at some of the country's best venues and festivals including Lollapalooza 2011, Yoshi's, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Chris's Jazz Cafe, Life Is Good Festival 2010, 92Y Tribeca, The Bitter End, and many more.

   


 





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