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Borislav Petrov

Drummer, composer and educator from Bulgaria. A dedicated researcher and performer in the field of Bulgarian odd meters, Bulgarian folk-jazz and cross-over jazz. Member of the Dutch multimedia jazz trio Tin Men & the Telephone and a bandleader of Bulgarian jazz- folk band Jazzanitza. Music genres: jazz, ethno-jazz, big band, fusion, world music, electronica, rock, pop, singer-songwriter, etc. He has performed in various theater and television shows. Specialty: odd meter structures in Bulgarian folklore music. Bachelor's degree from the jazz program at Prince Claus Conservatorium in Groningen (the Netherlands, under the guidance of American jazz drummers Ralph Peterson, Owen Hart, Steve Altenberg. Master's degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam under the guidance of Dutch drummers Martijn Vink and Lucas Van Merwijk. Master research: Bulgarian folk rhythms and drumming styles: “Long And Short Beats” focuses on the essence of Bulgarian irregular meters and the historical development of folk drumming, as well as on ideas for expanding Bulgarian rhythms and integrating them into other styles of music. Publications: Bulgarian Rhythms: “Past, Present, and Future” in Dutch Journal Of Music Theory (2012) Performance credits: Jаzztory – educational concert presentations on the music and life of the legendary artists from the history of American jazz

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Bray Jazz Festival Various venues Bray, Ireland May 3-5, 2019 The May Bank Holiday weekend is always a festive occasion in Bray, but this year was of particular note as the Bray Jazz Festival celebrated its twentieth anniversary. Founded by Dorothy and George Jacob in response to a ...


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