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Hristo Vitchev Quartet

  • Black Cat 400 Eddy Street San Francisco, CA, 94109 United States (map)

“A composer drawn to shimmering harmonies and ethereal textures” (Mercury News), Sofia, Bulgarian-born, Bay Area-based guitarist Hristo Vitchev and his longstanding quartet perform original material from Vitchev’s newest release, Of Light and Shadows, celebrating a decade as a band.

Hristo Vitchev may be one of the best kept secrets in jazz today. He is the epitome of sonic gold.
— Critical Jazz
Vitchev’s multihued compositions are like impressionistic sound paintings.
— JazzIs
Vitchev’s sophisticated and adventurous work is imbued with shimmering harmonies and lyrical improvisations.
— JazzTimes

An innovative artist drawn to the mix of classical guitar music, modern jazz, folk songs, and the avant-garde, Vitchev was voted to DownBeat’s list of Rising Star guitarists and has performed widely with Portland-based pianist Weber Iago (now known as Jasnam Daya Singh) and recorded Rhodopa, a gorgeously intimate 2013 duo album with clarinet master and fellow Bulgarian Liubomir Krastev.Among the newest and most innovative voices in modern jazz guitar. Combining elements of classical, modern jazz, and folk, with avant-garde sonic hues, Hristo’s music has been captivating audiences all across the globe. He has already released 10 critically acclaimed albums as a leader plus 4 more releases as a co-leader.

Hristo Vitchev
Jasnam Daya Singh piano
Dan Robbins bass
Mike Shannon drums

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Hristo Vitchev Quartet