Rodion Ivanov

Ukraine

Associated acts:

Green Grey
Gaitana
VIA Gra
Alyosha

Rodion Ivanov – Ukrainian pianist, keyboardist, composer and producer. The area of his musical interests is wide – from jazz to modern electronic music.

In 1998 Rodion graduated from Donetsk State Conservatory by the class of jazz piano and the same year moved to the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, where he started his activity as a session musician, composer and music producer. In 2002 he recorded his first album More than words as a member of an acoustic trio. A year later Rodion acted as a co-composer and co-producer of the first album “O Tebye” (“About You”) of the Ukrainian singer Gaitana. In 2009 Rodion Ivanov released the Electric Variete album, where he showed wide range of his music interests  – from electro jazz to lounge and funk. In 2013 he released an electronic release with young musicians SideFX EP. Rodion has worked as a session musician in top Ukrainian rock- and pop-projects, for example, Green Grey, Gaitana, VIA Gra, Alyosha, and at the same time he took part in international and Ukrainian jazz projects. He performed together with JD Walter, Frank Lacey, Greg Bandy, Denis Adu, Igor Zakus and another musicians, he has taken part in Ukrainian shows Jazz Kolo, Dogma Trio and Ad Libitum and has wtitten songs for pop singers, jazz plays for his own jazz projects and music for TV advertising. Today Rodion is a producer, co-author and keyboardist in young group Dao Park.

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