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Katya Sourikova

Katya was raised in St Petersburg and London. Now based in Berlin, her musical and cultural background has always been diverse. After training as a classical pianist at the prestigious Guildhall School and then the Royal College of Music, she switched to Jazz and found her musical voice both as a composer and improviser. Katya made her first recordings in North America with Ivan Bamford and Remi-Jean leBlanc. In 2005, the trio performed at the Baku International Jazz Festival alongside heavyweights such as Joe Zawinul and Greg Osby. At the Banff Jazz and Creative Music Workshop in 2006, Katya’s mentors Dave Douglas and Marilyn Crispell helped her focus her creative energies

Ivan's Dream

Label: Weave Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: In the Dark; Off the Beam; Twilight; Queen Maud Land I; Ivan's Dream; December Sky; Queen Maud Land II; Hagakure; Switchblade; For Love Once More.

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Hrayr Attarian's Best Releases of 2011

Read "Hrayr Attarian's Best Releases of 2011" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Jazz is a distinctly American art form with a universal appeal. Rooted in African-American culture, its various branches cover almost every country on earth. For this year end list I have chosen nine albums by international jazz musicians that were released in 2011. Here they are, in alphabetical order. Amina Alaoui ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Katya Sourikova: Ivan's Dream

Read "Ivan's Dream" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The third release of Berlin-based pianist and composer Katya Sourikova looks and sounds like something fitting the ECM catalog--the beautiful cover, the pristine and rich sound of the recording, and, obviously, the genre-binding beautiful, lyrical and nuanced music that moves freely and organically along the spectrum of jazz, both American and European, as well as folk ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Katya Sourikova: Angels & Satellites

Read "Angels & Satellites" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Now splitting her time between London and Berlin, Katya Sourikova was born in Saint Petersburg and studied music in London and at the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, the latter under the tutorship of Dave Douglas and Marilyn Crispell. Angels & Satellites--her sophomore release after Steps in the Snow (Weave, 2008), with American ...

Angels & Satellites

Label: Weave Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: Sunset in Snow; Angels & Satellites I; December Sky; Homage to Messiaen; Angels & Satellites II; I, Sputnik; Canopy Tale; Angels & Satellites III; Angels & Satellites IV; Fall.


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