A top notch electric and double bass player, composer and arranger, Anton Gorbunov belongs to the stellar cast of modern masters, that any musician would be proud to share the stage with, making sure it becomes a CV highlight. An outstanding melodist and one of the best in the contemporary improvisational music, Anton brings that unforgettable atmosphere to his live performances, time and time again gelling his sidemen together in a rare vibe that is well known to every true musician, while the audience literally witness the birth of genuine and unobscured art, taking a small particle of this magic away with them.
A native of Kurgan in the south of Ural Region of Russia, Anton Gorbunov is a classically trained musician with a wealth of professional musical knowledge and expertise. Never stopping to climb the pinnacles of musical craftsmanship, the now globally acclaimed electric and double bass player has performed with quite a few prominent figures from various musical genres. A philharmonic orchestra, pop singer Valery Syutkin, an opera house orchestra, jazz band Doctor Faust, jazz guitarist Igor Boiko, saxophonist Anatoly Gerasimov, world music group Marimba Plus, rock star Vladimir Kuzmin, funk and soul band Sound Cake, multi-instrumentalist Arkady Shilkloper – the list can go on and on. And so can the list of festivals played by Anton Gorbonov, from most famous Usadba Jazz and Buzz Day in Russia to Jazz Globus in Jerusalem and the European BassDay, where Anton performed his own material.
Anton’s versatile career includes a few more milestones, among them an invitation from composer Eduard Artemiev to take part in the recording of Raskolnikov, a rock opera based on a book by Fyodor Dostoevsky, performances with Bossa Nova king João Donato, six-time Grammy Award winner David Sanborn and other high-profile jazz artists – Mike Stern, Eric Marienthal, Dave Koz, Phil Perry, Bobby Harden, Ty Stevenson, Ernesto Simpson. Another collaboration that most certainly deserves a mention and is considered as one of the most notable in today’s Russian music industry is Kle2Go Trio founded by Anton together with folk musician Sergey Klevensky and vibraphonist Vladimir Goloukhov, both top league performers.
During his professional career Anton has recorded 5 albums, all released by ArtBeat Music: "Bass Magic" (featuring the fabulous voice of Richard Bona), "Idea Fix", "Anton Gorbunov & Fiends Live at Alexey Kozlov Club" (CD+DVD), "Going Forward" and "04:04", plus "The Sun and The Moon" with his band Day of Creativity.