Oleg Kireyev & Keith Javors (USA/Russia/Croatia)Pula, Croatia. IV Pula Jazz Festival

16 August 2019, Friday
Russian saxophone player Oleg Kireyev and American pianist Keith Javors are presenting their extraordinary project "Rhyme & Reason". The project, based on their own compositions, glides effortlessly atop the modern jazz mainstream.

Oleg Kireyev is an internationally recognized musician, frequently on tour and playing to appreciative audiences in Europe and the U.S.His creative ideas are vast, from mainstream and ethno to jazz rock and world music. "Incredibly good" , "soft & enthusiastic" and "stylish and top notch" - are phrases musical critics write about the voice of his saxophone.

Keith Javors is a household name in contemporary jazz circles, an educator as much as he is a musician. As a pianist, he prides himself on innovation, bringing to the surface many revolutionary ideas. A fully dedicated live performer, Keith has the rare gift of sounding like he is playing for each individual listener alone.

Musicians have created a memorable modern mainstream jazz set that also mixes together aspects of Oleg's Russian heritage, many adventurous moments, and subtle unpredictability. It is the type of forward-looking recording that grows in interest with each listen and is a perfect example of 21st century jazz.

A Russian sax player with a reputation for hard swing and high excitement...   The Express Star,GBR more