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WLADIGEROFF BROTHERS AND PETER SLAVOV
March 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$20.00
Wladigeroff Brothers (piano, trumpet/fluegelhorn) and Peter Slavov (bass)
www.wladigeroff.com , www.peterslavov.com
Musicians in the third generation, the Wladigeroff Brothers (Alexander and Konstantin) were born in Sofia in 1978 and demonstrated prodigious musical talent at an early age. These identical twins, just like their grandfather Pancho Wladigeroff (1899-1978) and his twin brother Lyuben, are renowned Bulgarian composers and musicians – Pancho is considered by all means to be Bulgaria’s most important composer. He was one of the first to combine idioms of Bulgarian folk music with the Western art music tradition. Such an enormous cultural and spiritual heritage could be a heavy burden, but the Wladigeroff Brothers handle it with ease. Alexander (trumpet, flugelhorn, piano) and Konstantin (piano, clarinet, composition and vocals) studied briefly at the Pancho Wladigeroff Music Academy in Sofia, before setting their sails in the direction of Vienna to perfect their art through study and practice. Very quickly the brothers became highly sought after session and theater musicians, with an excellent reputation in Austria and abroad.
Peter Slavov is a Grammy-nominated New York-based Bulgarian double bassist,composer,session musician,arranger and educator. Since he started performing professionally in the mid-1990’s, Peter has performed at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals in more than 40 countries on 5 continents.
After graduating from Boston’s famed Berklee in 2002, Peter Slavov has performed and/or recorded with world-renowned artists, such as: Joe Lovano, Quincy Jones,George Garzone, Danilo Perez, Chucho Valdes and Kevin Mahogany,among others.
Peter is currently touring the world with Grammy award-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano’s Classic Quartet, as well as with Lovano’s Us Five band.
In 2012, Us Five received the Award for Best Small Group by the Jazz Journalists Association of America.
Peter Slavov has performed with legendary producer/arranger/composer Quincy Jones’ Global Gumbo Project. Peter has also recorded for Jones. He is featured on pianist Alfredo Rodriguez’ critically-acclaimed,GRAMMY-nominated album The Invasion Parade(released in 2014),which Quincy Jones produced.
Peter has performed at some of the most prestigious festivals around the world, including:
The Monterey Jazz Festival, The Detroit Jazz Festival, Festival de Jazz de Montreal, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The North Sea Jazz Festival (Holland), Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), Jazz a Juan(France), Paris Jazz Festival, Dubai Jazz Festival (UAE), Istanbul Jazz Festival (Turkey), The Israel Festival (Israel) and many more.