Boris Kurganov

Violin from Brooklyn, NY - Will travel up to 50 miles
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Boris Kurganov
(Saxes,Violin,Piano Moscow - New York - Houston)
BK was born in the city of Omsk ,Russia.
At the age of six, he began his studies in a specialized musical school majoring in violin. Then he went on to musical college to study oboe. Later, Boris studied alto saxophone at Moscow State Institute of Culture.
In 1985, during Tudenti Jazz festival in Tallinn (Estonia), he made his professional debut, performing in duo with Arkady Figlin (piano).
In 1988, he started performing with Allegro, one of Russia's most famous jazz collectives to date (led by pianist and composer Nick Levinosky).
The same year BK played a number of concerts with the band led by India's most famous jazz musician - fusion violinist Dr.L. Subramaniam during the latter's Russian tour.
In 1989 Boris performed at Copenhagen annual jazz festival with group Allegro.
In 1991 "Allegro" group played several concerts in Norway cities (Oslo and Elverum ). The same year, BK was invited to join The Moscow Sax Quintet (MSQ) led by Vladimir Zaremba as a soloist. With MSQ he toured Germany. Then MSQ was invited to the IAJE (International Association of the Jazz Educators) conference in San Antonio, Texas. There were performances in Houston,TX, Mobile, Alabama, and New York(January of 1993)
In 1990-1992, BK taught at Gnessins Music College in Moscow and Moscow State Institute of Culture.
During the 90s, he played as a soloist with several bands in Russia, including ensembles led by Moscivite bass player and producer Alex Rostotsky, St.Petersburg's piano player Andrey Kondakov and by Gregory Fine . Boris also participated in the Ivanov Brothers Jazz project, and in Trans Atlantic, one of Russia's fusion bands.
He successfully performed in Russia (Nizhni Novgorod, Perm, Yaroslavl etc.), and abroad: Finland (Kuopio, Jonitsu), Sweden (Stockholm, Skovde), France (Paris), and in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) and Burkina Faso(Ouagadougou).
The most important event for him was his participation at Copenhagen Jazz festival with Nick Levinovsky's Allegro, 1990 and Montreal Jazz festival with Gregory Fine quartet, 1997 .

Andrey Kondakov, Victor Dvoskin - "Deserted park", 1993, Melodia
Andrey Kondakov, Sergio Brandao, Cafe, Paolo Braga, Paul Bollenback, Boris Kurganov - "Old And New Brazilian Tales"
Elina "I Never Felt This Way Before" 2004
NEW Boris Kurganov "Come Rain Or Come Shine" 2009






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Boris was great!!! He played everything I asked and did a perfect job. Everyone at my wedding can't stop talking about how good he was, I highly recommend Boris!!

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Wedding Ceremony
New Hyde Park, NY
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM
2011
Nov
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Private Party
Houston, TX
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2011
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at the St. Regis hotel in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2011
Oct
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The Vineyard On The Square
Sugar Land, TX
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2011
Sep
29
The Fedora Lounge 2726 Bissonnet
Houston, TX
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2011
Sep
16
Jelly Fish Orchestra at Jasmine Asian Cuisine
Houston, TX
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Swan
Saint Sans
Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Gluck
Melody
A. Dvorák
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Wedding march
Mendelssohn
Air on the g string
Bach
Trumpet tune
Purcell
Bridal Chorus
Wagner
Clair de lune
Debussy
Hornpipe
Handel
Violin
Saxophone
Jazz Keyboards
Jazz Saxophone
Gypsy Violin
Jazz Violin
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
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Bachelor Parties
Christenings
Festivals
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
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Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
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Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
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Please note Boris Kurganov will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus.
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