Boris Netsvetaev


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Boris Netsvetaev is a young jazz musician, composer, pianist, keyboardist and teacher residing in Hamburg.

Flexibility and exchange between the musical cultures characterize him. He plays both acoustic and (old) electric instruments, always according to the situation.

He was born on 29 November 1977 in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he studied music theory and composition at Rhymsky-Korsakov Music College, moved to Germany at age 18 and continued his jazz studies at the University of Music and Drama in Hamburg.

Boris studied with Dieter Glawischnig (piano, arrangement), Wolfgang Schlüter, Lucas Lindholm (ensemble), he also participated in 1999 at the International Jazz Workshop in Banff, Canada, and took classes with teachers as Joe Lovano, Dave Holland, Kenny Werner, Dave Douglas, Hugh Fraser and Ari Hoenig.

In his young career, especially his work with U.S. drum legend Steve Reid starting in 2000 needs to be emphasized. Together they recorded several successful CDs and toured internationally.

Another notable project is the Wolfgang Schlüter Quartet, led by Germanys vibraphone legend Wolfgang Schlüter, on bass Philipp Steen, on drums Kai Bussenius.

In addition, he played with Herb Geller, Lew Soloff, Franco Ambrosetti, Billy Harper, Howard Johnson, Danny Gottlieb, John Marshall, Keith Copeland and the NDR Big Band.

Festivals: ELBJAZZ (2010), London Jazz Festival (2007/2004), Hamburger Jazztage (2010/2007/2006/2004) Festival Banleus Bleues in Paris (2007), Slaný Jazz Festival in Czech Republic (2003), Olten Jazz Festival in Switzerland (2003), Lugano Jazz Festival (2002), Jazz Festival Avignon (2002), Ingolstädter Jazztage (2001), Leverkusener Jazztage (2000), Plovdiv International Jazz Festival in Bulgaria (1999).

Boris Netsvetaev understands his grand piano as well as his Fender Rhodes as a pianoforte. A percussive instrument, which allows all aspects of dynamics and rhythm. Boris is not only familiar with Debussy but with Beethoven& not just with Keith Jarrett, but also with Harold Mabern.