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Daniel Bulatkin

Pianist, organist and composer Daniel Bulatkin, currently residing in the Netherlands, is one of the leading voices of young Czech jazz. Born in 1999, Daniel has been blessed to work since the start with his local role models, as well as tour regularly with foreign names on prestigious stages all over Europe. This has soon culminated in collaborations with jazz & fusion superstars such as Ulf Wakenius, Justin Faulkner, Tineke Postma, Gergo Borlai, Gary Husband and others.

Nowadays, you can hear him play everything from straight-ahead and contemporary jazz, all the way to prog-rock, neo-soul and world music, all the while never losing his signature sound and taste. Dubbed a “rising star” and “extreme talent” by his contemporaries as well as critics, Daniel has two records (Drifter Days and The New Beginning) out under his name, both featured on the Czech radio’s critics polls as some of the best in their respective years. He also produced the ambitious debut album of US vocalist Allison Wheeler – Winterspring (listed among Top 6 best albums of 2022 worldwide by All About Jazz).


- 3rd place "PETROF Pianist of the Year" 2015-16

- talent prize "Central European Jazz Competition" 2018

- TOP 5 "Czech Jazz Radio's Records of the Year" 2021 for B/Y Organism's "The New Beginning"

- TOP 6 Albums of the Year "All About Jazz" 2022 for Allison Wheeler's "Winterspring"



“The most extreme talent Europe has seen for a very long time...” – Per Mathisen, bassist (NO)

“…rising star and a huge talent of the Czech jazz scene…” – Patrick Španko, skjazz.sk (SK)

“Just 20 years old, Bulatkin promises to become one of the keyboard masters in today’s jazz…” – Virgil Mihaiu, Jazz Journalists Association (RO)

“Daniel will surely leave a big mark on Czech jazz...” – Brian Charette, organist (USA)

Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


- 2018-20 faculty member at the International Conservatory in Prague (teaching jazz improvisation, interpretation, theory & piano as 2nd instrument) - private classes (incl. 3 students successfully prepared for college admission)

Clinic/Workshop Information

- clinics as a touring musician as a part of jazz festivals (Czech Republic & Slovakia)


Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Ubuntu Music


The New Beginning

Alessa Records Jazz & Art



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