Matsuev and Friends Play Jazz
Music 
9 Mar 2019
Matsuev and Friends Play Jazz
Music 
9 Mar 2019
Matsuev and Friends Play Jazz
Music 
9 Mar 2019

Matsuev and Friends Play Jazz

Denis Matsuev is one of the rare, well-established classical pianists who is also an ardent jazz player. Together with a band, his electrifying improvisations and dazzling technique create an imaginative fusion of genres that transcends the usual boundaries between jazz and classical music.
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Denis Matsuev is one of the rare, well-established classical pianists who is also an ardent jazz player. Together with a band, his electrifying improvisations and dazzling technique create an imaginative fusion of genres that transcends the usual boundaries between jazz and classical music.
Riveting jazz improvisations by a legendary classical pianist

“Idiomatic, wildly virtuosic jazz” The Washington Post
“Bewitching, mesmerising jazz rhythms” La Provence

There are jazz musicians drawing on the classical repertoire as an inexhaustible source of inspiration, and then there is Denis Matsuev: one of the rare, well-established classical pianists who is also an ardent jazz player on stage.

A fan of Oscar Peterson and Keith Jarrett, Matsuev was the first classical pianist to play a jazz concert at the Moscow Conservatory. “Jazz is my second passion,” he says. “The ability to improvise is so important for me…I feel like I am born again during a concert.” Having listened to and freely improvised with jazz since his childhood, the pianist’s riffs on Ellington and Gershwin reflect a veritable understanding of the language, fuelled by his solid, breathtaking virtuosity acquired through years of classical training.

In 2019, instead of giving one slightly inflected encore to a classical performance, Matsuev will give an exceptional, full-length jazz concert with his band. The unbridled Russian virtuoso will showcase an imaginative fusion of genres with modern jazz rhythms and his signature electrifying improvisations, in a programme which remains top secret to date.


Piano
Denis Matsuev

Double Bass
Andrey Ivanov

Drums
Alexander Zinger
Daniil Gulevich

Saxophone
Sofia Tyurina

Accordion
Aydar Gainullin

Balalaika
Andrey Gorbachev

* Alphorn and horn player Arkady Shilkloper has been replaced by balalaika player Andrey Gorbachev.
Pre-Performance Talk

Date: 9 Mar 2019(Sat)
Time: 7:15-7:45pm
Venue: Podium Workshop, HK Cultural Centre 

In English

Free and open to all ticket holders, first-come, first-served basis
Introduction
Riveting jazz improvisations by a legendary classical pianist

“Idiomatic, wildly virtuosic jazz” The Washington Post
“Bewitching, mesmerising jazz rhythms” La Provence

There are jazz musicians drawing on the classical repertoire as an inexhaustible source of inspiration, and then there is Denis Matsuev: one of the rare, well-established classical pianists who is also an ardent jazz player on stage.

A fan of Oscar Peterson and Keith Jarrett, Matsuev was the first classical pianist to play a jazz concert at the Moscow Conservatory. “Jazz is my second passion,” he says. “The ability to improvise is so important for me…I feel like I am born again during a concert.” Having listened to and freely improvised with jazz since his childhood, the pianist’s riffs on Ellington and Gershwin reflect a veritable understanding of the language, fuelled by his solid, breathtaking virtuosity acquired through years of classical training.

In 2019, instead of giving one slightly inflected encore to a classical performance, Matsuev will give an exceptional, full-length jazz concert with his band. The unbridled Russian virtuoso will showcase an imaginative fusion of genres with modern jazz rhythms and his signature electrifying improvisations, in a programme which remains top secret to date.


Musicians
Piano
Denis Matsuev

Double Bass
Andrey Ivanov

Drums
Alexander Zinger
Daniil Gulevich

Saxophone
Sofia Tyurina

Accordion
Aydar Gainullin

Balalaika
Andrey Gorbachev

* Alphorn and horn player Arkady Shilkloper has been replaced by balalaika player Andrey Gorbachev.
PLUS
Pre-Performance Talk

Date: 9 Mar 2019(Sat)
Time: 7:15-7:45pm
Venue: Podium Workshop, HK Cultural Centre 

In English

Free and open to all ticket holders, first-come, first-served basis