Acoustic Quartet (AQ) is one of the most prominent Ukrainian jazz groups. The quartet’s distinguished style is a tasteful mix of traditional jazz, folk, contemporary improvisation and European classical music.
AQ is the Grand-Prix winner of the 2010 Competition For Young Jazz Performers, which was held in the frames of the biggest open-air jazz festival in Russia – Usadba Jazz, Moscow. AQ's discography includes three original albums USB-Blues (2009) , Toy (2010), Anticipation of New (2014) as well as two cd's Oljin Dvir (2012) and Krosna (2015) with the highly praised singer Anya Tchaikovskaya.
AQ shared stage with an array of legendary musicians, including John Scofield, Trilok Gurtu,Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Avishai Cohen, Plaistow, and many others.
AQ's mutual project with Ukrainian jazz singer Anya Tchaikovskaya. The project has released two studio albums: Oljin Dvir 2012 and Krosna 2015. The latter CD is the band's attempt to tackle the ethno-jazz and world music genres, as the album consists of 9 jazz arrangements of Ukrainian folk songs. Listen to Krosna here
Acoustic Quartet - Збирайтеся дівки - молодиці (Comma Club live)
Acoustic Quartet - "Поставлю я свечу" (Comma Club live)
Аня Чайковська, Acoustic Quartet - Йшли три бабушки
Anya Tchaikovskaya & AQ & ВЕСНЯНКА - Set at ArtJazzCooperation Festival 2015
Аня Чайковская и Acoustic Quartet на телеканале "Дождь"
AQ feat Anya Tchaikovskaya - I am with you (live in OLIV.E)
Brown House is a New York based jazz quartet consisting of an array of international musicians including South African vocalist and kalimba player Vuyo Sotashe, Ukrainian pianist and keyboard player Fima Chupakhin, and US based drummer Theo Lebeaux and bassist Vince Dupont.
Due to such multicultural mix Brown House has a very distinguished sound pallet. It can be described as a mix of Slavic melodicism, American jazz tradition and African rhythmic culture. The quartet is ever mindful of their own respect for jazz tradition while also embracing elements of other genres including soul, folk, hip-hop, contemporary improvisation, Xhosa rhythms (South African), and classical music.
With each member bringing much of their own individual experience, the newly formed quartet has rapidly made a noteworthy impact on the City jazz community. Founded in September 2013, Brown House has already received a great deal of attention from New York’s seasoned jazz listeners. With several sold out concerts and a growing number of devoted listeners, the quartet has proven that it is a great new contribution to the New York City’s prolific jazz scene.
Brown House - Summer Soft (Stevie Wonder's cover)
Brown House - There's A Lull In My Life
Brown House - Nyoni Yezulu (Birds of the Sky)
Brown House - Water
Solo, duo and trio projects
Fima Chupakhin - Round Midnight (T.Monk)
Fima - Abel
Fima Chupakhin & Bogdan Gumenyuk - Spring Song LIVE
Fima Chupakhin & Bogdan Gumenyuk - Water LIVE
Fima and Denis Moroz - Tiny Melody
Fima - I hope
Fima Chupakhin - Donna Lee (C.Parker)
Sergey Babkin is an Ukrainian actor, singer/songwriter and guitarist who works in various musical genres, including rock, pop-rock, new wave and contemporary music. Since 2005 Fima has been and continues to be a part of Sergey Babkin's band, appearing as a keyboardist and co-arranger on Sergey's 7 studio albums. More info can be found here
Живой концерт. Сергей Бабкин
Сергей Бабкин - Соседний МИР-2012 (ОФИЦИАЛЬНОЕ ВИДЕО)
"Живой звук": Концерт Сергея Бабкина
Lateef Beats is the New-York based hip-hop trio featuring a vocalist/songwriter Justin Raro. Listen to the band's music here
SunSay's music is a mix of styles, including rock, funk, fusion, reggie and contemporary electronic. Fima was a part of the band from 2007 till 2011, appearing as a keyboardist on the group's three studio albums: SunSay 2007, Diver 2010 and Easily 2011.
SunSay - Будь слабей меня
SunSay - Diver
SunSay - Sea
Here you can find a few videos of me performing at Jazz Kolo that is a monthly series of jazz concerts organized by an amazing Ukrainian musician Ihor Zakus. I happened to be a part of September's Kolo, sharing the stage with highly respected Ukrainian musicians. Big thanks to Ihor for organizing and keeping it all running constantly! )
Мрійник (Єфим Чупахін). JazzKolo з програмою Jazz UA
Jazz Kolo/ Юля Рома/Coisa Feita(Joao Bosco)
Jazz Kolo/ Оля Нека/What You Do To Me(Walden Richardson,Batiste Kincaid Bianca)
Jazz Kolo/ Юля Рома/Лана Меркулова/Оля Нека/Частина 2.