Boris Kozlov
Bud Shank (saxophonic)
Boris Kozlov
Bud Shank (saxophonic)
Oleg Kireyev is an internationally recognized musician, frequently on tour and playing to
appreciative audiences in Europe and the U.S. Oleg has participated in several of the most innovative and provocative international jazz projects in a recording and performing career spanning three decades. His creative ideas are vast, from mainstream and ethno to jazz rock and world music.

"Incredibly good" "soft & enthusiastic" and Oleg Kireyev released 15 jazz albums.
His release of 2007, "Mandala", published by the New York label " Jazzheads".
The new project of Oleg Kireyev and Keith Javors was conceived just over a year ago, in September 2008. After an initial performance at the legendary "Chris Jazz Café" in Philadelphia, they played many East Coast venues into the Spring of 2009 including "Blues Alley" in Washington and "Iridium" in New York. As it happens, during long rehearsals and stage performances the musicians became close and decided to launch an album and project under the name "Rhyme and Reason". The new album was recorded at Tony Bennett's studio in New Jersey, Besides Mr. Kireyev and Mr. Javors, the album features the support of Boris Kozlov on bass. Intensive Euro-American concert tours in 2009.

Downbeat" magazine, for example, favorably commented on the release of the album: "The quartet of Javors and Kireyev demonstrates a broad view on music and an unlimited rhythmic variety." In 2013 Javors-Kireyev-Tom Harrel tandem, well-treated by critics, proceeded working. !e musicians invited Tom Harrell, the legendary jazz trumpet player, and jazz top tiers – Ben Williams (acoustic bass, Pat Metheny Group) and EJ Strickland (drums, Ravi Coltrane band) to record the new album. «!e Meeting» CD was published in 2016 on Inarhyme Records and was taking up the top positions in the US jazz radio charts for 8 weeks. !e reputable «JazzWeek» included the album into the major jazz recordings rating of the year!
Oleg Kireyev performed at: Symphony Space (NYC), Iridium Jazz Club (NYC), Yoshi's (CA), Smoke (NYC), Smalls (NYC), Chris Jazz Cafe (PA), Blues Alley (Washington, D.C.), etc.
Jazz Festivals: Montreux Jazz Festival (SH), London Jazz Festival (UK), Nisville Jazz Festival (Serbia), SXSW (USA), New York Jazz Improv (USA), Malborough Jazz Festival (UK), Liechfild Jazz Festival (UK), Birmingham Jazz Festival (UK), Klaipeda Jaz Festival (LT) and many others.
Bud Shank (saxophonic)
Eddie Henderson (trumpet)
Dick Pearse
Boris Kozlov
Ben Williams
Musicians with whom Oleg Kireev performed and collaborates
And many more in USA and Europe
Ohrid (c) Vasil Hadžimanov band and Oleg Kireyev
Akademija 29, Belgrade, 2017
"A hard-bop foray for the quintet, full of intriguing detail, pulsing with life." - Howard Mandel, President, Jazz Journalists Association
Oleg Kireyev and Keith Javors CD "Rhyme and Reason", Inarhyme Records, Oleg Kireyev, tenor saxophone; Keith Javors, piano; Boris Kozlov, bass; EJ Strickland, drums. Recorded on April 14, 2009 at Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ
Oleg Kireyev / Keith Javors - Springtime (from "Rhyme and Reason")
Jazzheads' artist Oleg Kireyev performs on tour in Poland with Keith Javors.
Russian saxophonist Oleg Kireyev meets American pianist Keith Javors in a striking recording of original compositions. Featuring Boris Kozlov (bass) and E.J. Strickland (dums).
"Paying respect to the familiar standards that can cause heads to turn in recognition, Oleg Kireyev's quartet sreads the gospel of mainstream Jazz around the word.The quartet's sound is that of an acoustic mainstream unit with an emphasis on the jazz standard. Not as fierce or as humorous as Sonny Rollins, Kireyev paints a picture of respectful admiration for the standard. His full smooth tenor tone moves across the landscape with a broud brush, representing each song as we've come to know it.There,s not much need for improvisation or superfluous embellishment. Sonny Rollins "Tenor Madness", however, and Kireyev's "Song for Sonny" merit special treatment. The saxophonist leads the way, as each artist steps up to improvise a solo section on the former, while the latter swings merrily over the chord changes to "T.St. Thomas."Kireyev leads a talented unit and brings to an audience familiar melodies performed with due respect." JIM SANTELLA AAJ
Nocturnal Joy. Oleg Kireyev (saxophone) & Vasil Hadžimanov (piano), Viktor Shestak (bass), Petr Ivshin (drums), live concert in Moscow, Academ Jazz Club, December 2019
OLEG KIREYEV JAZZ QUARTET- Apolo Dvorana ,Pancevo - 15.11.20198
A George Gershwin tune performed by Oleg Kireyev quartet in Narodna bašta, Pančevo, Serbia. 07.2022
Oleg Kireyev quartet at Apolo, Pančevo, Serbia. 02.2022
Oleg Kireyev Quartet plays Duke Ellington "Solitude", State Philharmonic Hall Chamber Room, Moscow, 2014 Oleg Kireyev - saxophone, Eugeny Grechishev - piano, Sergey Khutas - bass, Sergey Berezhnov - drums
Oleg Kireev at 2015 Vladimir Rezitsky Festival in Arkhangelsk
The tenor saxophonist Oleg is establishing a reputation as an entertaining and skilled musician... Revolutionaryreedman Oleg Kireyev
The Evening Mail, GBR.
Oleg's playing is a marvelous combination of styles, incorporating a whole lot of players. I hear echoes of the 1920's and John Coltrane combined with the unstructured jazz.
Bud Shank, musician, USA
What's cool (to me, at least) about the result is how unabashed the band is in swinging genuinely hard on chestnut exotica like Puerto Rican-born Ellington trombonist Juan Tizol's «Caravan,» which Oleg Kireyev turned to as an encore, and seems born to blow, dervish-like.
Howard Mandel, president of the Jazz Journalists Association, USA
Sax player with a reputation for hard swing and high excitement.
The Express Star, GBR.
The tenor saxophonist Oleg is establishing a reputation as an entertaining and skilled musician... Revolutionaryreedman Oleg Kireyev.
The Evening Mail, GBR.
Oleg Kireyev breaks down genre borders. Paul Freeman
Entertainment Writer, USA
Wow! I said, and settled in to listen to a saxophone by Oleg -Incredibly good and smooth, full of verve, and style, and class, and that is what saxophonist Oleg Kireyev.
Lee Prosser
Howard Mandel (the president of the Jazz Journalists Association), says that Oleg "is born to play the saxophone, similar to a dervish manner, swinging really impetuously"
"The Express Star" (Great Britain) notes that Oleg's playing style is characterized by "a powerful swing and the highest level of tension"
"the British Evening Mail" calls Kireyev "a revolutionary saxophonist", and "an extremely interesting and sophisticated musician."
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