Neyko Bodurov

Neyko Bodurov was a 1982-born man who was raised in Varna, on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. His education was in Germany and the Netherlands. His experience as a scholarship student at Ensemble Modern Frankfurt Foundation – NRW was the most profound. He was also involved in various projects, including Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, Gstaad Festival Orchester and Munich Chamber Orchestra. Neyko Bodurov was awarded the European Award “Pro Europa”, by European Foundation for Culture, in 2007. Neyko was recruited to the Conservatorium van Amsterdam’s jazz department in 2011. Neyko Bodurov returned to his hometown in 2012, participating in collaborations and as a member of projects such as JazzProfilactika’s Nu Jazz Formation and Varna Swing Orchestra Project. He started Bandwagon, a project that involved local and guest musicians. Later, he created his own music project Bandwagon Acoustic (sextet). He is the initiator of Varna’s International Jazz Day celebrations every April. His company, TUNE UP, launched the inaugural edition of VARNA JAZZ DAYS FESTIVAL in 2018. TUNE UP produced Neyko’s debut studio album NIKOBO in the same year. It featured one of the most talented musicians he had worked with over the years: Dimitar Lyolev (alto saxophones), Dimitar Borurov (keys and fender Rhodes), programming, Mihail Ivanov, Dimitar Semov, and Dimitar Semov (drums). percussion). All tracks were composed by Neyko Borurov (trumpet, flugelhon), mixed by Dimitar Bodurov, and mastered and master by Ivan Shopov. NIKOBO is the debut album of Neyko Bodurov (1982), a trumpet player based in Varna (Bulgaria). This collection of original compositions combines jazz music, beats, and electronics. It can be easily wrapped up as Nu Jazz. The exceptional musicians involved in NIKOBO contributed to this playful mix of catchy tunes, edgy solos, and broken beats. The album was released in the Netherlands by Optomusic in January 2019.

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