Gimer Speed Alumni

(RUS)
mainstream jazz, pop

Siberia is not known as the cradle of jazz musicians, but Novosibirskian pianist Zhenia Gimer testifies that it is the vision, the soul and the skills that count, not the birthplace. The San Francisco Examiner wrote: ”Gimer is brilliant in all respects: strong touch, fine rhythmic sense including a nice swing, creative improvisations and a virtually complete knowledge of the American popular music book”. Gimer started at the Novosibirsk Academy of Music with clarinet studies, but lives now in Finland and has played with countless Finnish musicians and many Americans, like hornmen Richie Cole, James Moody and Ted Curson. There are also the simultaneous one piano improvisation with Dave Brubeck. Gimer’s driving rhythm section is made of Finnish drummer Petteri Hasa and Estonian bassist Toivo Unt.

Lineup

Name
Instrument
Jyrki Kangas
bass
Reiska Laine
drums
Ted Curson
trumpet
Vitali Imereli
violin
Zhenia Gimer
piano

Performances in 2009

Date
Time
Venue
13.07.2009
21.00
Cafe Jazz