Nikolai Svishev DUO or trio

Spanish, brazilian, gypsy jazz, classical

Born in eastern Siberia, Nikolai was introduced to the guitar at the age of 9 by a neighbor who was a professional musician. From there he intuitively taught himself how to play the guitar. In his early twenties he began playing with The State Philharmonic, touring with famous musicians in the Soviet Union. From this experience he began creating his own musical projects with influence by American Jazz and Brazilian music. Nikolai went on to study at Novosibirsk Music College and Kemerovo University of Arts, where he received a Master of Art Degree in Music with Concentration in Jazz Guitar.

Upon graduation he played extensively with the Siberian Jazz Band and Siberian Jazz Project throughout Finland, Germany, Sweden and France. After meeting great contemporary gypsy guitarists such as Angelo Debarre, Bireli Lagrene and Jimmy Rosenberg, Nikolai fell in love with gypsy jazz. Returning to Russia from touring in the early nineties, he started developing his own project using the contemporary jazz language influenced by Django Reinhardt and Brazilian Jazz Music.

Nikolai's credits include both film and television soundtracks in Russian, Europe and the United States. In Europe he has performed at The 30th International Jazz Festival of Finland; The Dresden Jazz Festival in Germany and The St. Petersburg Jazz Festival in Russia. In the United States he has appeared at The Chicago Jazz Convention, Chet Atkins Musician Days in Nashville, Tennessee; Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. Nikolai has shared the stage with the best guitarists in the world such as Mr. Chet Atkins, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, and others.

In recent years, Nikolai has spent time completing post graduate work in classical music with Professor Christopher Berg at The University of South Carolina in Classical Guitar Performance.

With his musical background and variety of musical styles, Nikolai is in high demand for corporate events, weddings, receptions, local hotels and convention centers. He can be found playing throughout Charleston and the surrounding areas.

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 SONG LIST (with Vocalist)

Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller

All Of Me - Gerald Marks

All Or Nothing At All - Arthur Altman

Almost Like Being In Love - Frederick Loewe

At Last - Harry Warren

Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma

Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velazques

Bewitched - Richard Rodgers

Black Coffee - Burke-Webster

Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham

Blue Moon - Richard Rodgers

Body And Soul - Johnny Green

Bye Bye Blackbird - Ray Henderson

Cheek To Cheek - Irving Berlin

Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) - Antonio-Carlos Jobim

Come Rain Or Come Shine - Harold Arlen

Corcovado - Antonio-Carlos Jobim

Cry Me A River - Arthur Hamilton

Deed I Do - Hirsch-Rose

Desafinado (Original) - Antonio-Carlos Jobim

Dindi - Antonio-Carlos Jobim

Don't Explain - Billie Holiday

Easy Living - Ralph Rainger

Easy To Love - Cole Porter

Embraceable You - George Gershwin

Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar 1 - Jobim

Feel Like Makin' Love - Eugene McDaniels

Fever - Davenport-Cooley

Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard

Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You - Don Redman

Gentle Rain, The - Luiz Bonfa

Georgia On My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael

Girl From Ipanema, The - Antonio-Carlos Jobim

God Bless The Child - Herzog-Holiday

How High The Moon - Morgan Lewis

Imagination - Jimmy Van-Heusen

It Had To Be You - Isham Jones

It's Only a Paper Moon - Harold Arlen

Just In Time - Jule Styne

L-O-V-E - Gabler-Kaempfert

Lady is a Tramp, The - Richard Rodgers

Let's Call The Whole Thing Off - George Gershwin

Mas Que Nada - Jorge Ben

Meditation - Antonio-Carlos Jobim

Misty - Erroll Garner

My Favorite Things - Richard Rodgers

My Funny Valentine - Richard Rodgers

Nature Boy - Eden Ahbez

On A Clear Day - Burton Lane

Once I Loved - Antonio-Carlos Jobim

One Note Samba - Antonio-Carlos Jobim

Peel Me A Grape - Dave Frishberg

Route 66 - Bobby Troup

Satin Doll - Strayhorn-Ellington

Save Your Love For Me - Buddy Johnson

Shadow Of Your Smile, The - Johnny Mandel

Skylark - Hoagy Carmichael

So Nice (Summer Samba) - Marco Valles

So Tinha De Ser Com Voçe - Antonio-Carlos Jobim-Aloysio de Oliveira

Summertime - George Gershwin

Tea For Two - Vincent Youmans

That Old Black Magic - Harold Arlen

Undecided - Charlie Shavers

Very Thought Of You, The - Ray Noble

Speak Low - Kurt Weill

Wave - Antonio-Carlos Jobim

What Is This Thing Called Love - Cole Porter

When Sunny Gets Blue - Marvin Fisher

You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - Cole Porter

How Insensitive - Antonio-Carlos Jobim

Você E Eu - Carlos Lyra