KARPAROV & BRUNN

Urban World Jazz | Berlin . Sofia | 
Vladimir Karparov (Bulgaria) soprano & tenor saxophon | Andreas Brunn (Germany) 7 string acoustic guitar

The duo KARPAROV & BRUNN plays East-European Jazz and manages a musical fusion of Occident and Orient. Jazzelements, tradition of the Balkans and modern sounds are organically mixed.

NEW: DUOMEETING  @ b-flat… Karparov & Brunn & 13 Strings met at our duo meeting.

Christian Erber, NDR (radio station): “DUOMEETING – a sound that can only arise in the cultural melting pot of a metropolis like Berlin. Created by three virtuosos on their instruments, to whom cultural boundaries and musical stereotyping are completely foreign.

With New Urban World Melodic Grooves, Brunn, Karparov and Rainer take their audience on a special kind of musical journey of discovery. Their compositions, in which Balkan rhythms mix with funk, Latin and world sounds, testify to extraordinary virtuosity and joy in playing. They never sound bulky or deafening, but always fresh, lively and sparkling. As you would expect in a pulsating melting pot.

The DUOMEETING Ensemble has just recorded a new CD under corona conditions.

The same will be released on LAIKA Records in March 2021.

 

Vladimir Karparov and Andreas Brunn released their CD “East side story” by Label ITM. The two musicians won the Jazz Studio Price of the cultural department of Berlin.

 

The outstanding Bulgarian saxophonist Vladimir Karparov is skillful with both the musical tradition of the Balkans and modern jazz. He is said to be one of the most promising talents of  Bulgarian Jazz and was distinguished for his producing several times: for instance with a prize at the International Competition for Jazzmusicians in Monaco.

Andreas Brunn creates his own style by connecting different musical influences. With his seven string guitar he even replaces a small orchestra. His guitar is a magical instrument which can also be used as drum or bass. The pick-up is stereo so that bass- and melody-strings act on different chanels and almost sound like two different instruments. That enables a special perception of the sound. At the German national guitar composition  contest, arranged by the professional German magazine “AKUSTIK Gitarre”, Andreas Brunn won the first prize.

In 2003 he received a grant from the department of science, research and culture in Berlin, which gave him the opportunity to travel Bulgaria and performing with Stojan Yankoulov (Perc.) and Ateshan Husseinov (Guitar).