SONO presents:

The Shape of Jazz to Come wsg Georgi Petrov

Georgi Petrov main profile

Sound Observatory New Orleans  presents THE SHAPE OF JAZZ TO COME -- a monthly series dedicated to the presentation of jazz as it was intended -- a reflexive and ever evolving art form.

Georgi Petrov was born in 1987 in Yambol Bulgaria and started playing guitar after watching Steve Morse perform live in Bulgaria with Deep Purple. His first 12 years on the instrument were strongly informed by a rigorous classical training with the culmination of a BA in music and economics and a MA in jazz performance from Lawrence University and University of New Orleans.

In 2011 Georgi moved to New Orleans, an experience which has shaped and altered his personal and professional life in many surprising ways. Musically, New Orleans has been a blessing, especially its community of musicians and courageous sympathetic creators. Among those are: Loose Willis , Taylor Smith and the Roamin’ Jasmine, Aurora Nealand, James Evans, Meryl Zimmerman, Charles Brewer Trio, Panorama Jazz Band.

Georgi has collaborated and recorded with numerous artists over the years and has released a solo album and co-led an album with trombonist Russell Ramirez. 

Georgi continues to honor and explore his own Bulgarian heritage which in recent times culminated in an album with a fellow musician and friend the accordionist Matthew Schreiber. In addition, Georgi recently finished a project based on the book “Physics of Sorrow” by the Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov. 

In the summer of 2018 Georgi joined forces with drummer Benedict Hesse, organist Gero Koerner and trombonist Pia Miranda from Cologne, Germany. An album is to be released some time in 2019. Georgi is still an active participant in the New Orleans music scene and tours around the world and the US fairly frequently.


Details

  • 9:30PM–Wednesday, March 20
  • Free with RSVP

Sound Observatory New Orleans  presents THE SHAPE OF JAZZ TO COME -- a monthly series dedicated to the presentation of jazz as it was intended -- a reflexive and ever evolving art form.

Georgi Petrov was born in 1987 in Yambol Bulgaria and started playing guitar after watching Steve Morse perform live in Bulgaria with Deep Purple. His first 12 years on the instrument were strongly informed by a rigorous classical training with the culmination of a BA in music and economics and a MA in jazz performance from Lawrence University and University of New Orleans.

In 2011 Georgi moved to New Orleans, an experience which has shaped and altered his personal and professional life in many surprising ways. Musically, New Orleans has been a blessing, especially its community of musicians and courageous sympathetic creators. Among those are: Loose Willis , Taylor Smith and the Roamin’ Jasmine, Aurora Nealand, James Evans, Meryl Zimmerman, Charles Brewer Trio, Panorama Jazz Band.

Georgi has collaborated and recorded with numerous artists over the years and has released a solo album and co-led an album with trombonist Russell Ramirez. 

Georgi continues to honor and explore his own Bulgarian heritage which in recent times culminated in an album with a fellow musician and friend the accordionist Matthew Schreiber. In addition, Georgi recently finished a project based on the book “Physics of Sorrow” by the Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov. 

In the summer of 2018 Georgi joined forces with drummer Benedict Hesse, organist Gero Koerner and trombonist Pia Miranda from Cologne, Germany. An album is to be released some time in 2019. Georgi is still an active participant in the New Orleans music scene and tours around the world and the US fairly frequently.

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