I play my Voice.
With strong influences of best examples in Traditional, Be-Bop, Fusion Jazz Voicing including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Gino Vannelli, Bobby Mcferrin etc, I creatively through my own voicing and sounding deliver high quality Jazz interpretations, keep Jazz Voicing fresh and moving forward, invent new directions and capabilities of playing Voice in Jazz .
My focus is on exciting lush Sounding, Freewheeling Improvisation, Traditional Jazz scatting, Electronic Sound effects crafting within the context of intricate Arrangements.
MY EXPERIENCE IN JAZZ:
1. I have proudly for more then 12 years entertained multicultural communities of Passengers on board Crew Liners of many International Cruise companies including P&O Cruises, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, Travelscope Holidays etc, providing either 5star Jazz Lounge entertainment or Cabaret services.
2. Throughout many creative years on professional Music Education Market of former USSR I have performed on many international Jazz Festivals in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, and Italy.
3. With solid experience in Jazz Education, touring Jazz Festivals and performing with many exciting Jazz Names I have now settled down in Sydney and am looking for creative ways to servicing Australian Community and local Jazz Market to the best of my professional music abilities.
I place an extreme importance and a profound value onto professional, high quality sounding, and therefore have fully equipped my music expressions with latest in sound creation technology toys.
All my Jazz interpretations are accompanied by highly qualified, fun-to-jam with, extremely passionate professional Jazz musicians.
My Band consists of Drums, Keys and Electronics, Bass, Guitar, Saxophone.
Our Music Vision and delivery fall into simple formula:
Stillness + Silence + Sounds + Style = Synergy
I am new to the Australian Jazz Market but what I have experienced so far through visiting many performances, Jazz Jams, Graduation Recitals etc, Jazz Voicing in Australia needs to get out of established stereotype.
Jazz Voicing needs to step towards intelligent musicianship and alternative styling. Voice must be professionally played on equal and interdependent levels with any other band instruments.
Scatting and art of free voice improvisations must be professionally taught, developed and supported.
My mission is to break all possible stereotypes in considering Jazz voicing “second class” music intelligence and to deliver UNIQUE perception on Jazz Voice Possibilities.