Usein Bekirov

Kyiv, Ukraine

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Usein Bekirov is a pianist, keyboardist, violinist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. A graduate of the Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, he experiments mainly with jazz fusion, funk, and ethno-jazz styles. His original compositions are strongly influenced by Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian, Azerbaijani and Balkan folk music. In the early 90s, Bekirov’s family returned from Fergana, Uzbekistan to their homeland in Crimea, Ukraine.
In 1997 Bekirov started performing with many established jazz musicians and participated in several international jazz festivals, demonstrating his ability to work with a variety of musicians and bands. In 2016 Bekirov released his debut album, taterrium. In 2019 Bekirov recorded his second album, Inspiration, in which compiles a concert for piano with orchestra, 10 miniatures for a symphonic orchestra, and 10 jazz etudes for piano, alongside the many jazz compositions in it.
Usein Bekirov is one of few artists endorsing KORG synthesisers in Ukraine. He studies at the Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy in the Faculty of Composition and is a postgraduate student of the National Academy of Сulture and Arts Management in Kyiv.

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Usein Bekirov’s album Taterrium is a colossal project that contains many layers – both musical and ethnographic, historical ones. In fact, music here becomes a space of great and friendly dialogue of cultures – traditions, beliefs, memory. The fact that the cream of Ukrainian jazz has gathered here under one sign seems to be just one of the important features of the project. Listening to Taterrium is like relaxing in the company of talented, nice and very different people who have something to share with the world.

Ihor Panasov, editor-in-chief of cultprostir.ua