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All About Jazz user Roman Miroshnichenko

Russian Federation

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One of the most prominent virtuosos in Russian contemporary jazz

World class Top-Russian guitarist, who subdues his audiences by astonishing performance skills, improvisational flight and rich melodies. Roman Miroshnichenko is one of the most prominent virtuosos in Russian contemporary jazz. “ 9th Annual Independent Music Awards winner”. Was nominated for and won both the regular and Peoples Choice popular vote judging. Among some of the names in his illustrious career, with whom Roman has performed or recorded with include the likes of world-renowned music stars: Al Di Meola, Larry Coryell, Djivan Gasparyan, Frank Colon, Joao Donato, Marco Mendoza, Saskia Laroo, Richie Cole, Milcho Leviev, Augusto Enriquez, Mario Parmisano to name a few.

Roman's playing is characterized by bright melodies, clear improvisational thinking, ability to use multiple stylistics, rich technique and equal control over acoustic and electric versions of the instrument. Roman is the official Ovation Guitars, Paul Reed Smith guitars and D'Addario Strings artist. His guitar can be heard on numerous soundtracks for popular Russian and foreign TV series and movies, on the albums of Russian pop music stars and international projects.

Roman Miroshnichenko, born in 1977, started to study drums at the age of 11, but in wasn't until he was 14 when he picked up the guitar for the first time. From 1994 to 1999, Roman was the member of his father, Maxim Miroshnichenko's Big Band, while he getting higher education as the engineer in the Dnepropetrovsk University in Ukraine. After graduation in 2000, Roman enrolled in the Moscow State University of Culture and by the first semester there began playing in his fusion trio.

“...But soon the band is getting plenty of calls for gigs, we went on tour, we were so busy and I never saw that University again...”

Since 2002, Roman founded RMProject, his own band he tours Russia, ex-USSR and European countries with ever since and is a frequent visitor and headliner to most prestigious jazz festivals.

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