Sat June 17, 2017

Vadim Eilenkrig & Eilenkrig Crew (RUS)

Vadim Eilenkrig: trumpet
Dmitry Mospan: tenor saxophone
Anton Baronin: piano
Armen Mkrtychyan: bass
Sasha Mashin: drums

Vadim Eilenkrig is a distinguished Russian trumpeter, musician, educator and a TV host.
Vadim graduated from Prokofiev High Musical School, Schnitke Moscow Musical College and Maymonides State Academy graduate school.
For ten years, Vadim Eilenkrig performed with one of the Russia’s most famous jazz bands - Igor Butman's Big Band. His first solo album, The Shadow of Your Smile, produced in 2009 by Igor Butman himself, quickly became one of the top selling albums under the Butman label. The legendary band Brecker Brothers, led by Randy Brecker, took part in the recording. The album became the starting point in Vadim's solo career.
Vadim also initiated a number of special creative projects: duets with Anton Baronin and Daniel Kramer; a project with a TV and radio personality Timur Rodriguez; electronic recording sessions with DJ LeGran. And, last but not least, the Vadim Eilenkrig Quintet.
With ongoing support of the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Moscow Government, Vadim frequently tours Europe with solo concerts and takes part in numerous music festivals in Munich, Dusseldorf, Riga, Tallinn, Delhi, Singapore, Erevan to name but a few. He has performed on stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Chicago and Boston Philharmonic.
Education is an integral part of Vadim’s career; he combines his practice as a musician with a post of a jazz lecturer at Maimonides State Academy. Roger Waters himself took a short masterclass in trumpet as delivered by Vadim before the Pink Floyd's show at the Olympisky stadium.
Three years after the release of his first album, Vadim has recorded the second one, under a simple title "Eilenkrig". The album brought together a list of celebrity musicians: Alan Harris, Virgil Donati and Douglas Shreeve, Igor Butman, Anton Baronin, Dmitry Mospan among others. The album's presentation at Igor Butman's Jazz Club and Svetlanov Hall of The Moscow International Music House gathered more than 1,500 spectators. The album reached 4-th place at Top 200 Jazz Chart in Russian iTunes, and the song “Three Comrades” reached the first place at Top 200 All Genres in Armenian iTunes.
The year 2013 was heralded by a new milestone. The Culture TV channel (Russia) started a new ambitious show, the Big Jazz, and Vadim was selected as the main presenter from a multitude of contenders. The choice was perfect - the show achieved resounding success and Vadim's debut as a TV host received enthusiastic reception from fans and critics alike. His television career firmly established itself with inclusion of the Eilenkrig Orchestra as a house band with the popular international franchise “Dancing with Stars” on Russia-2 federal channel.
His third album “Eilenkrig 1000/1” was released as special edition of just a 1000 copies. The album featured re-mastered popular tracks from previous sessions as well as three brand new compositions. The album release happened in conjunction with a highly regarded jubilee concert at the Moscow House of Music in May 2016.
“The Commersant” newspaper called Vadim "the Russian Chris Botti".
Vadim has a unique and recognizable style, inimitable sound and manner. Right now he is one of the most sought after Russian jazz musicians with his professional career going from strength to strength.

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