KARPAROV & BRUNN

 

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

 

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“East Side Story” (Andreas Brunn)

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 “Yardbird Suite” (Charlie Parker)

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“Guardian Angel” (John Mclaughlin)

 

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.

 

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).