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Oleg's playing is a marvelous combination of styles, incorporating a whole lot of players. I hear echoes of the 1920s and John Coltrane combined with the unstructured jazz". Bud Shank, musician , USA .
What's cool (to me, at least) about the result is how unabashed the band is in swinging genuinely hard on chestnut exotica like Puerto Rican-born Ellington trombonist Juan Tizol's "Caravan," which Oleg Kireyev turned to as an encore, and seems born to blow, dervish-like. Howard Mandel, president of the Jazz Journalists Association, USA
"A Russian sax player with a reputation for hard swing and high excitement..." The Express Star, GBR.
"The musician performing looked like a priest of a strange music patronizing God. Through all the night his eyes were shining with that fire of a man who totally devoted himself to the deed beloved". OpenMusic magazine, Russia.
"The tenor saxophonist from Ufa in the Urals is establishing a reputation as an entertaining and skilled musician... Revolutionary Russian reedman Oleg Kireyev..." The Evening Mail, GBR.
"The Russian sax player breaks down genre borders". Paul Freeman / Entertainment Writer, USA
"Wow! I said, and settled in to listen to a saxophone performer from Russia! Incredibly good and smooth, full of verve, and style, and class, and that is what Russian saxophonist Oleg Kireyev..." Lee Prosser (JazzReview.com®)
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Oleg performed at: Symphony Space (NYC), Iridium Jazz Club (NYC), Smoke (NYC), Smalls (NYC), Chris Jazz Cafe (PA), Blues Alley (Washington, D.C.), etc.
Jazz Festivals: Montreux Jazz Festival (SH), London Jazz Festival (UK), SXSW (USA), New Yourk Jazz Improv (USA), Malborough Jazz Festival (UK), Liechfild Jazz Festival (UK), Birmingham Jazz Festival (UK), Klaipeda Jaz Festival (LT) and many others.