St Petersburg, The Prokofiev Hall

Peace, Labour, Jazz!

The jazz trio Fusion Point comprising:
Kirill Sokirko (piano)
Roman Zastavny (double bass)
Roman Smirnov (percussion)

Timur Martynov (trumpet)

original compositions by Kirill Sokirko, contemporary chamber music, modern jazz

About the performers

The ensemble Fusion Point was established by the pianist and composer Kirill Sokirko in 2009. The project was conceived as an instrumental chamber ensemble that continues the traditions of performing in trio format and performs original music. The initial make-up of the trio was highly focussed on a jazz environment – piano, bass guitar and percussion. In 2011, following a series of concerts at clubs in St Petersburg, Fusion Point took part in international festivals in Russia, Ukraine and Poland. Fusion Point also features in programmes as a guest ensemble together with the Smolny Cathedral Chamber Chorus, and in early 2012 it released its debut album – Morning Rain which was well received by international critics. That same year saw Fusion Point's first full-length solo concert which was recorded in DVD format.
In 2013 Fusion Point began to appear with guest musicians and record a second disc – Mind and Illusion. The ensemble was joined by Roman Zastavny (double bass), and the trio began to collaborate with the Mariinsky Theatre. The chamber halls of the new stage (the Mariinsky-II) host new programmes and there are successful subscription-series concerts. In 2015 the musicians began to work on the album Circles of Time – their third studio recording which is due to be released in 2017. Alongside its studio work, the ensemble is actively invlved in experimentation in the synthesis of art forms. For example, the idea was developed for a special programme where the music material included verse by poets of the 20th century – this was to be a successful combination of poetry and music.
The musicians of Fusion Point participate in programmes of contemporary music not just in jazz venues but at St Petersburg's concert halls as well, among them the Great Hall of the Philharmonic, the Small Hall of the Conservatoire, the Concert and Exhibition Hall of Smolny Cathedral and the Mariinsky Theatre.
Official site of the ensemble

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