Vitaliy Golovnev Quartet feat. Miki Hayama (piano, Japan)

10 April
Starting at — 20:00 & 22:00
Hall main/small: 1000 / 700 rub.

The trumpeter, one of the most appreciable soloists on the Russian scene. The winner of the All-Russia competition of jazz performers in Rostov-on-Don (2000). Soloist of an orchestra of Oleg Lundstrem and Igor Butman's big band. Played in Yakiv Okun quintet, acted with many musicians of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Since 2004 lives in New-York, USA.

Vitaliy participated on international Thelonious Monk competition in Los Angeles 2007., and worked with giants of jazz Wynton Marsalis и Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Mingus Big Band, David Berger and his Sultans of Swing Orchestra, Artie Shaw Orchestra and many others.

Pianist Miki Hayama was born in Kyoto, Japan. She began to play piano and Wadaiko (Japanese drums) when she was 6 years old. She studied classical piano at Osaka College of Music and studied jazz piano with Sadayasu Fujii at Fuji Jazz school. She is the first prize winner at the Yokohama Jazz Competition. Originally from Kyoto, Japan, pianist Miki Hayama has been busy making quite a respected name for herself on New York's jazz scene since she settled in New York in 2003.

She has become pianist on call to work with some of the greatest in the world, including Grammy winner alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett, drummer Ralph Peterson, Grammy Nominee jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon and even the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin. Her own 2006 sophomore release Prelude to a Kiss received a five-star rating in Swing Journal. Her newest album Wide Angle got Swing Journal's Gold Disc Award in March 2009, Best Production Award in January, 2010. She also appeared as a side person on Tia Fuller's releases Healing Space, Piller Of Strength, and Vitaly Golovnev's debut album To Whom It May Concern, and Miriam Sullivan's Debut Album A New Day.

Drew high praise from the New York Times, and interview and frequent airplay from WBGO, and enthusiastic support from some of jazz's master musicians. " Miki Hayama is an amazing young pianist with great chops, a great harmonic concept and a great imagination ! " piano master Kenny Barron recently observed. " This young lady, born in Kyoto, Japan, swings as if she's Harlem grown. Colorful and creative, her style is both aggressive and sensitive.." drumming legend Victor Lewis adds. High praise, indeed, and a sign that her star is on the rise !

Currently Miki works at the Nnenna Freelon Band and playing as a side person as well as a leader, she tours worldwide. She also accompanies gospel choir every Sunday at the Cathedral United Baptist Church in Bronx. Miki Hayama has performed and shared at the stage with GrammyAward winning alto saxophone player, Kenny Garrett, and Grammy Nominee vocalist, Nnenna Freelon , Aretha Franklin (vo), James Spaulding(a.sax), Joe Ford(a.sax), Vincent Herring(a.sax), Brad Leali (a.sax), Wes Anderson(a.sax), Mark Gross(a.sax), Bruce Williams(a.sax), Roland Alexander(a.sax), Eric Alexander(t.sax), JD Allen(t.sax), Jimmy Green(t.sax), Roy Hargrove(tp), Sean Jones(tp), Carl Allen(drs), Cindy Blackman(drs), Omar Hakim(drs), Ralph Peterson(drs), Victor Lewis(drs), Eric McPherson(drs), Nasheet Waits(drs), Neal Smith(drs), Nat Reeves(drs), Kiyoshi Kitagawa(b), Richie Goods(b), Lonnie Plaxico(b), Ugonna Okeguwo(b), Vitaly Golovnev(tp), Shunzo Ohno(tp), Valery Ponomarev(tp)& Big Band , Alex Sipiagin (tp), Billy Hart (drs), Tia Fuller(a.sax), Miriam Sullivan(b), Kim Thompson(drs), Charenee Wade (vo) , to name a few.

On scene:

Vitaliy Golovnev - trumpet
Miki Hayama - piano
Антон Ревнюк - bass
Игнат Кравцов - drums