VADIM NESELOVSKYI 7/12/14 tickets
Russian Phenom of Jazz Improvisation
Ukrainian-born pianist Vadim Neselovskyi (pronounced va-DEEM ness-el-OHV-ski) was classically trained at conservatories in his native Odessa and in Germany; honed his jazz chops on German jazz stages and at Berklee College of Music; and undertook his apprenticeship around the world as a member of master vibraphonist Gary Burton’s Next Generation Quintet. Burton has called Neselovskyi “truly a genius,” while the esteemed German music magazine has referred to him as the “Chopin of the jazz piano.”
Neselovskyi draws upon all of those experiences on his debut solo CD, Music for September. An elegant, lyrical collection that is equal parts classical recital and jazz session, the album is a deeply personal expression that evidences the pianist’s unique biography while sounding resolutely fresh and inspired.
“A musician sitting alone on the stage playing piano is a context that’s been around for the last 200 years,” Neselovskyi says. “Liszt did it, Chopin did it, Rachmaninov, Scriabin - I find it very interesting to basically continue that same tradition but to use everything new that the jazz tradition has brought and all the modern musical developments in classical and pop music.” buy tickets now