Aleks Girshevich Trio

Aleks Girshevich is originally from Tashkent in Uzbekistan. As a pre-teen, Aleks Girshevich, a Russian-American drummer, percussionist, has made an impact on the jazz scene in Denver, CO. Aleks has performed at Dazzle many times, including a birthday show called “It’s great being 8”. More recently, Aleks brought his trio to Dazzle and performed a sold out opening set. His maturity and creativity are a sight to behold on the bandstand is something to behold. Vlad Girshevich Vlad Girshevich is also a native of Tashkent. He studied classical piano for many decades at the Uspensky School of Music. Vlad’s refined background is evident in his playing. It can be seen in his soft touch, effortless phrasing, and virtuosic command over the instrument. Vlad is also an accomplished composer. Vlad immigrated to America in the mid-90s. He began playing jazz at Aspen’s Little Nell Hotel. He met Dave Schappert, the modern jazz pianist, while he was there. This friendship would have a profound impact on Vlad’s harmonic concept. Herbie Hancock saw Vlad at an event, and invited him to the Thelonious Monk Institute at JazzAspen/Snowmass. Vlad has performed with Wayne Shorter and Arturo Sandoval, as well as legendary drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez. Vlad is well-known for his solo piano concerts and his work with jazz quartets and trios. David Arend David Arend is a double bassist who can play both jazz and classical music. David is a classical double bassesist who studied at The Juilliard School (MM) and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Vlad Girshevich was a friend of his. He played classical and modern music during the day, and joined Vlad at the evenings to play with jazz singers and instrumentalists. David has worked with a diverse range of artists, including Ornette Coleman and Carlos Santana. from

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