live: JZ REPLACEMENT (RUS/UK)
“JZ Replacement” is a high energy and intense newly formed project, having just successfully played the Love Supreme festival and will appear for three nights at the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, as well as the London Jazz Festival this year, this is a fresh exhilarating vibe not to be missed!
This is a very special project and different from Zhenya's and Jamie's other projects. They have lots of inspirations through their musical journeys and studies, and in this project they mix them to create an organic yet very original sound. Some people see their Indian influences, some Charlie Parker or Chris Dave. The focus here is create something very tight and precise (which is often not possible with bigger groups) while being totally free and creative. There are lots of heavy swinging grooves, complex melodies as well as just some catchy simple melodies which will please everybody (although thats not the goal). And they may even RAP some Jay Z.
"...fascinatingly intense, winding and staccato performance – a real orchestrated duo..." - London Jazz News
About the artists:
Originally from St Petersburg, Russia Zhenya moved to London about a decade ago to study at Royal Academy of Music and since then Zhenya worked with some of today’s most forward thinking musicians including (Eric Harland, Ambrose Akinmusire, Tim Lefebvre of David Bowie, Alex Sipiagin, William Parker, Aaron Parks, Larry Grenadier, Nasheet Waites...) and appeared at many prestigious jazz festivals and concert venues, performing extensively in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic, Austria, Britain, Switzerland, Chile...He recorded for 4 albums in London, New York, Berlin with his projects including critically acclaimed Smiling Organizm and Never Group. His music regularly played on BBC radio as well as national radios in Austria, Germany, Finland, France, Switzerland, Australia to name a few. His recent London Jazz Festival performance is featured on French national TV, Culture Box as well as Mezzo Live.
"always it's a surreal, impressive brew" - ★★★★ Jazzwise
"A typical Strigalev collision of hip jazz virtuosity and surrealism... Strigalev's alto displays bebop agility, shivery lyricism, or sometimes a bluesy Ornetteish swerve."
★★★★ The Guardian
"An addictive mix of colourful vignettes... Strigalev's group could well be the next big thing in jazz." ★★★★ All About Jazz
"A maverick at the heart of modern jazz." ★★★★ The Telegraph
Jamie Murray (Drums/Percussion) is one of the great up and coming drummers on the scene. Having played with members of the Sunra Arkestra Knoel Scott & Cecil brooks, The Neo Soul group Native Dancer to modern jazz musicians such as saxophonist De Sean Jones, whose credits include (Christian Mccbride and Stevie Wonder). He was recently featured in the latest edition of Rhythm drum Magazine as a “Top drummer to watch”.