Jazz trumpeter Yakiv Tsvietinskyi is one of the modern voices of the Ukrainian jazz scene. Deeply rooted in classical and
modernist music as a composer, Yakiv creates jazz pieces with developed complex textures while maintaining the
freedom and spontaneity of the improvisational nature of jazz. His trumpet style combines the influences of Chet Baker’s
lyricism, Clark Terry’s feel of motion, Tomasz Stanko’s sound and Kenny Wheeler’s unpredictability.
Born in 1990s and being a classically trained trumpet player in industrial Dnipro, Ukraine, there was no way to learn jazz
other than self-education