Music and more
1959 – That’s when was born.
1976 – My involvement with jazz began at the Kharkov
University, Department of Mechanics and Mathematics.
1988 – I founded the Jazz Club in the city of Cherkassy
(together with Sergey Krasheninnikov, Nikolay Yevpak,
Artur Oganesian and Yuri Nikolenko).
1989 – Received the Jury Prize at the Jazz Festival
in Voroshilovograd, Ukraine.
1989, 1990, 1992 – Organized and hosted the Cherkassy Jazz Days Festival, singing with Sergey Krasheninnikov’s Trio and Nikolay Yevpak’s Big Band.
1989-1992 – Hosted the “Inside the World of Jazz” TV show on VIKKA and Ros channels in the city of Cherkassy.
1991-1993 – Performed at jazz clubs in Poland, Germany, and the Netherlands with Sergey Krasheninnikov (also with Oleg Kireyev in Poland).
1994 – Moved to Germany.
1995, 1997 – Performed at the Jazz Rally Festival in Dusseldorf with the Jazzability Big Band.
1995-2000 – Concerts with the Jazzability Big Band (feat. WDR Big Band musicians Klaus Osterloh and Andy Haderer).
2003-2012 – Performances at the Musical Vernissage in the Thomaskirche (Dusseldorf).
2008, 2010 – Performances at the Cherkassy Jazz Days Festival with Valeiy Leontiev (piano) and Georg Frangenberg (bass).
2009-current – Improvisational sessions with the Vier Linden Open Air (Dusseldorf).
2012-current – Joined to Wuppertaler Improvisations Orchester
2014 March – “zvuKlang” in Europe Jazz Media Chart – March 2014
2015 October – «4th Leo Records Festival in Russia». 7 concerts of VocColours with russian top frei improvising musicians in Kazan, Moskau, Аrchangelsk and Sankt Petersburg. Support of the Goethe Institute
2016 August – Label Art Beat Music released our album “Russian Affair” VocColours & Alexey Kruglov & Roman Stolyar & Oleg Judanov & Andrei Razin
2017 September – «Festival Jazz Art Sengawa 2017, Tokio». Performances of VocColours with japanese top frei improvising musicians in Tokio and Yokohama Support of the Goethe Institute.
2017-current – Duo Semikolon with Dirk Friedrich – chromatic harmonica, piano
2017 December – Label Tonkunst Manufaktur released the album “Einzelstücke”.
2018 November – «Festival Free Fest 2018, Kyiv». Performances VocColours in Impro Opera Shpuns and with Ukrainian Improvisers Orchestra Support of the Ukrainian Culture Fund.