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Roman Miroshnichenko

Roman Miroshnichenko is a virtuoso guitarist, one of the premier guitarists of the new generation of the jazz-fusion music. He has received a total of 30 nominations with 10 wins in multiple international songwriting contests and music awards, including four The Independent Music Awards, 1st Prize of the USA Songwriting Competition, 1st Prize of the International Acoustic Music Awards, three The Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominees, and five Global Music Awards. Voting member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMY®.

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, Marco Mendoza, Heather Headley, Paul Wertico, Gary Husband, Trilok Gurtu, Simon Phillips, Stu Hamm, Virgil Donati, Djivan Gasparyan, Bickram Ghosh, Bunny Brunel, Dominique DiPiazza, João Donato, Frank Colón, Daniel “Pipi“ Piazzolla, to name a few.

"Roman is a magnificent guitarist and 'the real soldier' who has perfect feeling of my 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, the most comprehensive guide to jazz guitarists ever published (from Django Reinhardt to Les Paul, Jeff Beck and beyond) with information about Roman Miroshnichenko.

Al Di Meola commented on the latest Miroshnichenko’s Award-winning album «Ascension»: “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!”

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.

Since 2017, Roman Miroshnichenko is an international projects director 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.

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"...The "new" form smacks of freshness and vigor and Roman's more-than-impressive technique helps his lines soar above the complicated rhythms and sophisticated chords. It is a wondrous aspect of the modern guitar evolution that a young Russian could faithfully embrace the Spanish/Gypsy culture with such accuracy... " — Larry Coryell

"...Roman is a magnificent guitarist and 'the real soldier' who has perfect feeling of my music along with phenomenal technique..." — Steve Vai

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

"...I’ve had the pleasure of playing with some of the world’s greatest guitarists and now I can add Roman Miroshnichenko to that list. Roman has it all: intense passion, a wonderful sense of groove, great musicality, and amazing technique..." — Paul Wertico

"...Roman Miroshnichenko can be considered one of the pacesetters in today’s fusion scene, setting the standard for XXI century fusion guitar..." — Scott Yanow

"...in down town Moscow last week, young guitar virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko was busy doing miracles. His fingers were flying at the speed of sound, and the sound he created was dazzling. No wonder one of the world's guitar gurus, Al Di Meola, who toured Moscow, was impressed enough to join Roman on stage ant to anoint him "brilliant"..."

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

New Shapes

Self Produced
2021

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Plays Daniel...

MJC Music
2021

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The Sixth Sense

Self Produced
2020

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Top 10 Songs of 10...

Self Produced
2019

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Ascension

Self Produced
2017

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Radio Nostalgia II

Self Produced
2016

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Ascension

From: Ascension
By Roman Miroshnichenko

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