July 21, 2018. At the festival “Jazz on the Dnieper” will perform an American singer Allan Harris. You will hear not only the magical voice of Allan, but you can also enjoy his beautiful manner of conducting concerts.
Over the past 20 years, Harris has steadily developed his reputation as one of the finest vocalists of his era. Brooklyn-born and Harlem-based, he has forged his sterling credentials through his ten previous albums, covering a broad range of contexts, all netted together within the rich territory of the jazz tradition. In addition to his recordings, he has performed on a worldwide stage that has taken him to prestigious international festivals and halls in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as the 2012 Olympics in London.
At home, he has toured nationally at festivals and top venues, including New York’s Lincoln Center and D.C.’s Kennedy Center. He has received numerous awards, including the New York Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” (which he won three times), the Backstage Bistro Award for “Ongoing Achievement in Jazz,” the Harlem Speaks “Jazz Museum of Harlem Award,” and the DownBeat Critic’s Poll Award for “Rising Star Vocalist.” Tony Bennett has called Allan “my favorite singer” and The New York Times’ Stephen Holden raves about “the protean talent that is Allan Harris”.
In the end of April Allan released a new album ” Genius of Eddie Jefferson” dedicated to 100-aniversary of jazz legend Eddie Jefferson. Surely this work will continue to build his legacy as another milestone in the extraordinary artistic aesthetic of Allan Harris. Actually this programm will be presented at Jazz on the Dnieper festival this year.
Together with Allan Harris on stage festival “Jazz on the Dnieper” will be performed already well-known and loved by the festival’s audience musicians:
Vincent Bourgeyx is one of the leading jazz pianists of modern France. Born in Bordeaux in the family of the famous playwright Claude Burzheks. After receiving a university degree, he continued his education at Berkeley College of Music, where he became the first student to receive the Billboard prize, which provided him with a scholarship in training. At the same time, Vincent formed his own trio, with whom he played on a regular basis in the US and Japan. After graduating from college in 1997, he moved from Boston to New York, where he became an active participant in the musical scene of the capital of jazz. While working in the States, Vincent participated in the records of many musicians and performed with them at festivals and concert venues: Sweet Basil, The Blue Note, Smalls, The Jazz Festival, The Jazz Festivals in Monterey, Montreux, The phoenix jazz festival in Japan, The free jazz festival in Brazil, etc. He was a regular participant in the quartet of the famous Jane Iry Bloom. Vincent Burzheks taught piano at the Kobe Conservatory in Japan, took part in master classes at Berkeley College and the International Association of Jazz Educators. After returning home, he performs with leading European and American musicians: Pierre Boussaguet, Deborah Brown, Bobby Durham, Rave Coltraine, Avishai Cohen, Jean-Jacques Avenel, Karl Jannuska, Obed Calvaire, Dominick Farinacci, Olivier Ker Ourio, Méderic Colignon, Sara Lazarus , David Elmalek, Steve Grossman, Marc Thomas, André Ceccarelli, Eric Le Lann, Lew Tabackin, La Velle, Ted Curson, Hal Singer, Sangoma Everett, Jaleel Shaw Charnett Moffet, Rick Margitza … In autumn 2017, prestigious award Django Reinhardt, losing first place Cecile Maclaurin Salvan. He recorded several successful albums based on his author’s music: Un Ange Qui Ricane, Again, Hip, Short Trip. Vensen Burzheks’s new album is released in late 2018.