A collision of hip jazz virtuosity and surrealism (The Guardian).
Never Group is making name in the London club circuit with exciting, unpredictable performances. Zhenya Strigalev gathers musicians around him who are able to follow his surprising and often high-speed turns. This tour his band includes bass guitarist Linley Marthe (Joe Zawinul Syndicate) and drummer Eric Harland (Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner) and Chilean based Argentinean award winning guitarist Federico Dannemann (Mark Elf, Peter Erskine, Chico Cesar, Shakira) .This tour will also feature Zhenya's new creation called the"alto box".
Possessing fire, grace and edgy attitude alto saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev is a young virtuoso forging an increasingly high profile international presence. Shortly since graduating from London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Music, Strigalev has cut a dynamic path between the London and New York jazz scenes. He’s worked with some of today’s most forward thinking musicians including (Aaron Parks, Matt Garrison, Chris "Daddy" Dave, Ambrose Akinmusire, "Foley" McCreary, Alex Sipiagin, Tim Lefebvre...) and appeared at many world leading jazz festivals and concert venues, performing extensively in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic, Austria, Britain... Now with six albums under his belt, Strigalev has reached a new level of artistic maturity on his superb new album Never Group. (Pressetext)