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Welcome to an incredible jazz afternoon with

GEORGI GEORGIEV JAZZ quintet
Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 4:00 pm @ Lilypad

Featuring internationally acclaimed musician
from San Francisco, Boston and New York:

HRISTO VITCHEV
(impressionistic Modern Jazz Guitarist and composer)
Referred by the media as one of the newest and most innovative voices in modern jazz guitar. "Hristo Vitchev may be one of the best kept secrets in jazz today. He is the epitome of sonic gold." CRITICAL JAZZ
(www.hristovitchev.com)

DIMITAR DIMITROV (drums)
For the past 20 years, Dimitar Dimitrov has been one of the first-class European jazz drummers.(www.mitkodrums.com)

PHIL GRENADIER (trumpet)
 
“With his stylistic versatility, dark lyricism, and aggressive imagination, trumpeter Phil Grenadier can do just about anything.”, Boston Globe (www.philgrenadierjazz.com)

ALEXEI TSIGANOV (piano)
Multi-award winner pianist, who played and recorded with Claudio Roditi, Chico Freeman, Bobby Watson, Victor Lewis, Avery Sharp, Bob Moses, Antonio Sanchez, Boris Kozlov and many more. (www.facebook.com/alexei.tsiganov)

GEORGI GEORGIEV (bass)
accomplished acoustic and electric bass jazz musician, professor, poet and philosophe. (www.facebook.com/georgi.georgiev)

FREE admission/ Doors Open @ 4:00 pm

Address: Lilypad Gallery
1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

For more information:liramus@yahoo.com,
(617) 955-7729, www.lilypadinman.com

Bulgarian American Cultural Center Madara

is happy to support this great event!

www.centermadara.org

GEORGI GEORGIEV JAZZ QUARTET
HRISTO VITCHEV (impressionistic Modern Jazz Guitarist and composer), San Francisco,
(www.hristovitchev.com)
Referred by the media as one of the newest and most innovative voices in modern jazz guitar, Hristo's music has been captivating audiences all across the globe. At only age 35 he has already released 7 critically acclaimed albums as a leader plus 4 more releases as a co-leader. As JazzTimes magazine describes his music: “Vitchev’s sophisticated and adventurous work is imbued with shimmering harmonies and lyrical improvisations.” "Vitchev’s multihued compositions are like impressionistic sound paintings." - JAZZIZ 

CRITICAL JAZZ says: "Hristo Vitchev may be one of the best kept secrets in jazz today. He is the epitome of sonic gold." 

"Bulgaria-born, Bay Area-based guitarist Hristo Vitchev, having firmly established himself as a gentle giant in the contemporary jazz scene, seems always willing and able to reinvent himself while holding true to the integrity of his artistry." – ECM REVIEWS
"Hristo is now looked upon as one today's finest jazz guitarists around the world. He’s a creative artist with a strong passion and endless originality. His music has magic powers since he can bring listeners’ emotions to a far deeper place that few people ever reach." - Andrea Nardini (The Noodle Chronicle - Shanghai, China)

Great article about  his work:
 Downbeat Magazine's, May 2016 issue:  http://www.hristovitchev.com/hristovitchevdownbeat.pdf
JAZZIZ Magazine (Spring 2016): 
http://www.hristovitchev.com/jazziz2016spring.pdf
Germany's JazzThing Magazine (May 2016)http://www.hristovitchev.com/jazzthingreview.pdf

PHIL GRENADIER (trumpet) ,
Boston and New York
(www.philgrenadierjazz.com)
“With his stylistic versatility, dark lyricism, and aggressive imagination, trumpeter Phil Grenadier can do just about anything.” Jon Garelick,
Boston Globe
Throughout a career that spans nearly three decades, trumpeter Phil Grenadier has emerged as one of jazz’s most imaginative and innovative players.  His two albums as leader, 2000’s Sweet Transients and 2003’s Playful Intentions, have won him copious international acclaim, while his collaborations with a broad array of notable musicians demonstrate the raw talent and adventurousness that led the San Jose Mercury News to call him “a trumpeter of rare fluency and depth.” Growing up in a musical family in San Francisco, he and his brothers Larry and Steve were all introduced to trumpet in childhood by their father Albert, who handed his lifelong love of music down to his sons. More read here >>
DIMITAR DIMITROV - Drums, New York. NY
(www.mitkodrums.com)
For the past 20 years, Dimitar Dimitrov has been one of the first-class European jazz drummers.
Having been involved in various projects in Europe and the USA, his passionate swing has provided support and inspiration to some of the world’s contemporary jazz legends. He has collaborated with some of the greatest artists of our time, including Randy Brecker, Michel Legrand, Eli Degibri, Mark Small, and many others.
ALEXEI TSIGANOV - Piano. Boston, MA
(www.facebook.com/alexei.tsiganov
)
Tsiganov has played and recorded with: Claudio Roditi, Esperanza Spalding, 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, Anita Coelho 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.
At the age of seventeen Alexei Tsiganov began playing 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 studied with Gary Burton at Berklee College of Music, and at the New England Conservatory of Music with Charlie Banacos and George Russell. In these past years, Alexei has performed solo and with his group in and around Greater New England, New York City at renown clubs such as Jazz Standard, Sweet Rhythm, American Museum of Natural History (broadcasted by WBGO Jazz 88.3), Topeka Jazz Festival, d'Ouro Jazz Festival, Portugal among others and has toured Jazz clubs abroad throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Asia.

GEORGI GEORGIEV (Bass), Boston, MA
Georgi is a acoustic and electric bass jazz music player who began his artistic perform with legendary Bulgarian musicians " Iordan Kapitanov Quartet " , " Ludmil Georgiev Klarinet Band " , " Orchestra Sofia " , Simeon Venkov Trio + X and Raicho Ivanov Group. At an early age he was invited to join musician like Larry Basket,Ronald Crooty in Jazz festivals in Europe(1985 y.) He is Associate Professor of bass guitar and history of jazz music in the Bulgarian Academy of Music from 1986-1996 y. Georgi has Doctorate in the United States , and he studied jazz improvisation with musicians such as Bruce Grutz ,Hall Crook and Ron Carter. Georgi is also a recognized poet and philosopher and he published a books - "How to play walking bass" and " The mind hero".In USA after 1996 Georgi played with Dave Mish , Gallen Abdur Razzaq , "At home project jazz band " and more.
















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