JZ Replacement is a high energy and intense newly formed project, having just successfully played the Love Supreme festival, appeared for three nights at the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in August, just played in Berlin and Vienna as well as at London Jazz Festival and Porto Jazz Festival in Portugal. This is a fresh exhilarating vibe not to be missed! In December they had an extended tour in St Petersburg and Moscow. Now they are on a tour with bass master from Los Angeles, Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, Wayne Krantz, Knower, Donny McCaslin, Mark Guiliana…) which will finalise in a new album recording. So, catch them live to hear some new tunes and grooves while they are fresh!
JZ Replacement is a very special project and different from Zhenya’s and Jamie’s other projects. They have lots of inspirations through their musical journeys and studies, and in this project they mix them to create an organic yet very original sound. Some people see their Indian influences, some Charlie Parker or Chris Dave. The focus here is create something very tight and precise (which is often not possible with bigger groups) while being totally free and creative. There are lots of heavy swinging grooves, complex melodies as well as just some catchy simple melodies which will please everybody (although that’s not the goal). And they may even RAP some Jay Z.
“…fascinatingly intense, winding and staccato performance – a real orchestrated duo…” – London Jazz News
“Always it’s a surreal, impressive brew” – ★★★★ Jazzwise
“Strigalev’s group could well be the next big thing in jazz.” ★★★★ All About Jazz
“A maverick at the heart of modern jazz.” ★★★★ The Telegraph