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Roman Miroshnichenko

Multi-Award winning guitarist, composer and producer

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Roman Miroshnichenko is a multi-Award virtuoso guitarist, composer and producer. He is one of the premier guitarists of the new generation of the jazz-fusion music. He has received a total of 30-plus nominations with 12 wins in multiple international songwriting contests and music awards throughout 2010-2021, including four the Independent Music Awards, three the Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominees, 1st Prize of the USA Songwriting Competition, 1st Prize of the International Acoustic Music Awards and three Global Music Awards.

His soaring career as an artist includes numerous collective performances, and recordings with such world- renowned musicians as Steve Vai, Larry Coryell, Al Di Meola, Jennifer Batten, Simon Phillips, Marco Mendoza, Gary Husband, Stu Hamm, Heather Headley, Paul Wertico, Trilok Gurtu, Djivan Gasparyan, Bickram Ghosh, Joao Donato, Richie Cole, Dominique Di Piazza, Daniel “Pipi“ Piazzolla, Charlie Bisharat, to name a few.

“Roman is a magnificent guitarist and 'the real soldier' who has perfect feeling of music along with phenomenal technique”. – Steve Vai noted.

Roman Miroshnichenko was born in 1977, and his first musical experience was on drums. However, when he was fourteen, he became interested in jazz-fusion, heavily influenced by such guitar legends as John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia, Larry Coryell, and Al Di Meola. In 2002, Roman founded his band and has been touring regularly since then all across Europe, Asia, and the USA.

Formerly, Roman played in a duo with ‘Godfather of fusion’ Larry Coryell, who has impressed on Roman’s playing: “It is a wondrous aspect of the modern guitar evolution that a young Russian could faithfully embrace the Spanish/Gypsy culture with such accuracy.”

In 2013 Hal Leonard Books released “The Great Jazz Guitarists” encyclopedia by Scott Yanow, the most comprehensive guide to jazz guitarists ever published (from Django Reinhardt to Les Paul, Jeff Beck and beyond) with information about Roman Miroshnichenko.

“When one listens to the powerful guitar playing of Roman Miroschnichenko, it is easy to be reminded of Al DiMeola and John McLaughlin during his Mahavishnu days, but it soon becomes apparent that Miroschnichenko has his own sound within fusion, setting the standard for XXI century fusion guitar.” - Scott Yanow noted. Since 2016 Roman Miroshnichenko is the judging panel member of the Independent Music Awards program, along with Tom Waits, Robert Smith, Joe Satriani, Ziggy Marley, The Cardigans, Slayer, Mick Ralphs, Roberta Flack, John Petrucci, Carl Palmer, Sepultura, Gloria Gaynor and others. In May 2016, The Guinness Record of the Thanks Jimi Festival, held in Wroclaw, was supported by Roman Miroshnichenko, Al Di Meola, Scott Henderson, British band Status Quo and Polish musicians.

Since 2017, Roman Miroshnichenko is a CEO of the biggest in Europe guitar festival «World of Guitar», held in Russia. In 2018 Roman Miroshnichenko toured with the ex-guitarist for Michael Jackson - band member of all three of his world tours - Jennifer Batten. In 2019 he toured with jazz drummer Paul Wertico, who gained recognition as a member of the Pat Metheny Group and with the ex- member for Whitesnake and Thin Lizzy – Marco Mendoza.

“Roman's adventurous complex playing and songs take the listener on a tour de force journey. Carrying on with a great tradition of fusion well done!” - Al Di Meola Roman Miroshnichenko is the official artist/endorser of the Italian company IK Multimedia, Japanese company Roland Music, Swiss company Schertler SA, British company Orange Amps and American companies: Paul Reed Smith Guitars, Ovation Guitars, and D’Addario & Company Inc.

In October 2020, Roman Miroshnichenko released a new album, “The Sixth Sense”, featuring world renown special guests: Jennifer Batten, Charlie Bisharat, Bunny Brunel, Paul Wertico, Gary Husband, Dominique DiPiazza, Frank Colon, Gumbi Ortiz, Matt Laurent. By December 2020, “The Sixth Sense” special CD's edition had earned a Japanese distribution.

Currently Roman is getting ready for the tour 2022 as the member for CAB — Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion band by virtuoso bass- guitarist Bernard “Bunny” Brunel.

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