Oleg Kireyev & "Orlan" ethno jazz band

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Howard Mandel (president of the Jazz Journalists Association), says Oleg Kireyev is “born to blow” in a dervish-like manner while “swinging genuinely hard”

Oleg Kireyev, famous saxophonist – the first musician in Bashkiria to practice ethnic jazz incorporating Bashkirian folk instruments and guttural singing techniques – is one of the few all-round jazz players on contemporary stage. He is equally interested in mainstream and modal jazz as well as in fusion and root music. However, he seems to have long-standing relationships with his motherland’s melos.
Oleg was born in Bashkiria, the place near the European/Asian border, and considers himself grown out of a mixture of few cultures, Russian and Bashkir,Tatar Being at once influenced by the powerful heritage of bebop and traditional jazz, combined with African rhythms, Latin jazz music and Asian and Moldavian free jazz music, Oleg developed his own unique style paradigm.

Jazz music, a unique cultural expression borne principally out of the African experience in the Americas, has over the decades gradually become a quintessential global music. As the music spread its wings across the planet, curious adherents like Oleg Kireyev discovered it, learned to adapt its raw materials to their instrumental and vocal expressions, and filtered those esthetics through their own culture and traditions to arrive at a new music. In his case Oleg Kireyev, who considers himself multi-racial, brings the rich traditions of his Bashkir heritage to those raw jazz materials. In so doing he has crafted several successful cross-cultural projects, including his Feng Shui Jazz Theatre, the successful collaboration with African musicians that yielded his Grammy-nominated recording Mandala (Jazzheads), and now Orlan.

Oleg Kireyev has engaged an ancient/future perspective in his music, often employing traditional Bashkir instruments alongside live electronics and a wordless vocal style that recalls throat-singing traditions. On his primary instrument the tenor saxophone, Kireyev delivers a compelling, full-bodied tone and attack, always with a keen sense of forward momentum. As a composer Oleg Кireyev is a storyteller, a thoughtful artist with a strong sense of world perspective.

His collaborators have included Bud Shank, pianist Hal Galper, George Cables ,drummer Adam Nussbaum, trumpeters Tom Harrell, pianist Keith Javors, drummer E.J. Strickland, and bassist Ben Williams, Among his a spring 2014 U.S. East Coast tour their quartet was augmented by trumpeter Eddie Henderson to form the Super Quintet with James Weidman on piano

Lovers of the best jazz music take their time to trace the origin of jazz music. What they know about the history of jazz music is a central part of their personal musical experience.

Oleg approaches jazz music projects with energy, creativity and sophistication. He founded the “Orlan” Jazz Band in 1985 and which became a revolutionary music phenomenon for the then-Soviet audience.

Howard Mandel (president of the Jazz Journalists Association), says Oleg is “born to blow” in a dervish-like manner while “swinging genuinely hard”; the Express Star (UK) marks Oleg’s playing as “hard swing and high excitement”; the British Evening Mail calls Kireyev a “revolutionary Russian reedman’, who “is establishing a reputation as an entertaining and skilled musician”.

Oleg performed at: Symphony Space (NYC), Iridium Jazz Club (NYC), Yoshi's (CA), Smoke (NYC), Smalls (NYC), Blues Alley (Washington, D.C.), etc.

Jazz Festivals: Montreux Jazz Festival (SH), London Jazz Festival (UK), SXSW (USA), New York Jazz Improv (USA), Nisville Jazz Festival (Serbia), Malborough Jazz Festival (UK), Liechfild Jazz Festival (UK), 9/22/13 Birmingham Jazz Festival (UK), Klaipeda Jaz Festival (LT) and many others.

CD "Mandala" 2008, Jazzheads, was include at Grammy First Round Nominations in
category "Best Contemporary Jazz Album CD"

Howard Mandel (president of the Jazz Journalists Association), says Oleg Kireyev is “born to blow” in a dervish-like manner while “swinging genuinely hard”

Oleg Kireyev, famous saxophonist – the first musician in Bashkiria to practice ethnic jazz incorporating Bashkirian folk instruments and guttural singing techniques – is one of the few all-round jazz players on contemporary stage. He is equally interested in mainstream and modal jazz as well as in fusion and root music. However, he seems to have long-standing relationships with his motherland’s melos.
Oleg was born in Bashkiria, the place near the European/Asian border, and consider...

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Past Gigs Oleg Kireyev & "Orlan" ethno jazz band

  • 04 | 2016 State Philharnonic Hall, Chamber Hall (Russia, Moscow) Oleg Kireyev Quartet
  • 04 | 2016 State Philharnonic Hall, Chamber Hall (Russia, Moscow) Oleg Kireyev Trio feat Andrey Kondakov (piano)
  • 12 | 2015 Concert Hall "Bashkortostan" (Ufa, Russia) Oleg Kireyev Quintet
  • 11 | 2015 State Philharnonic Hall, Chamber Hall (Russia, Moscow) Oleg Kireyev Little Band
  • 11 | 2015 jazz club Academichesky (Russia, Moscow) Oleg Kireyev Quartet
  • 11 | 2015 State Philharmonic Hall (Russia, Saint Petersburg) Oleg Kireyev and Eugeny Grechishev Duo
  • 11 | 2015 Igor Butman Jazz Club (Moscow, Russia) Oleg Kireyev Quartet
  • 10 | 2015 JourFAQ Café (Russia, Moscow) Oleg Kireyev Quartet
  • 10 | 2015 Archangelsk Oleg Kireyev and "O-KI-TI-DO"
  • 06 | 2015 Alexey Kozlov Club (Russia, Moscow) Oleg Kireyev Band, "Romantic Sax"

Discography Oleg Kireyev & "Orlan" ethno jazz band

  • 2016 "The Meeting" Album | "Inarhyme Records" USA
  • 2014 "Summertime" Album | "Art Beat", Russia
  • 2014 "Orlan-Bashkir Caravan", 2 CD Album | "Art Beat", Russia
  • 2012 "Bashkir Caravan" Album | "Landy Star", Russia
  • 2010 "Sunday Morning" Album | "Jazzheads", USA
  • 2010 "Rhyme and Reason" Album | "Inarhyme Records" USA
  • 2008 "Mandala" Album | "Jazzheads", USA
  • 2007 "Eurasia" Album | "Arsenal Records", Russia
  • 2002 "A British Concert" Album | "OK Music", Russia
  • 2002 "Tea Art" Album | "Landy Star", Russia
  • 2002 "Galaxy" Album | "Miras Art", Russia
  • 2000 «Romantics of Jazz» Album | "Landy Star", Russia
  • 2000 "Song for Sonny" Album | "Landy Star", Russia
  • 2000 "Love Letters" Album | "Landy Star", Russia
  • 1994 "Romantic" Album | "Wave", Poland
  • 1989 "Bashkir Legends" Album | "Melodia", USSR

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Origin

  • Moscow RU

Founded

  • 1989

Members

  • Rustem Galiullin trumpet
  • Rustem Karimov percussion
  • Oleg Yangurov bass
  • Ruslan Vorotnikov keyboard
  • Oleg Kireyev saxophone
  • Sergey Ostroumov drums