Saturday, May 7, 2016

Ridgeway Arts Presents Vadim Neselovskyi


Pianist, composer, Berklee College of Music professor and former Gary Burton sideman Vadim Neselovskyi kicks off the Ridgeway Presents series with a stellar duo performance with Jeff Denson featuring new compositions, original arrangements and select solo piano pieces. A Ukrainian-born pianist, Vadim was classically trained at conservatories in his native Odessa and in Germany; honed his jazz chops on German jazz stages and at Berklee College of Music; and undertook his apprenticeship around the world as a member of master vibraphonist Gary Burton’s Next Generation Quintet. Burton, who included a number of Neselovskyi compositions in his repertoire, called him “a true genius,” noting “I don’t think I have ever met an improviser who has more surprises in store….” Discover a new jazz voice whose “pianistic power station” displays “virtuosity coupled with passion and soul” (Neue Musik Zeitung).

As part of the Ridgeway Presents program, local young musicians will have the opportunity to work directly with Vadim and present their work during the first portion of the performance.

The Ridgeway Arts Presents program has both a national and local focus, fully integrated with its educational outreach programs. The programs focuses on presenting high profile artists in the Bay Area as well as providing young musicians access to educational opportunists with these artists.


Vadim Neselovskyi at the Maybeck
Saturday, May 7th 2016, 3:00pm
This concert is $15-20 General Admission/$10 Students