Hristo Vitchev is a Bay Area jazz guitarist that joins us from Sofia, Bulgaria. He plays locally with his group SEVA which is a quartet composed of pianist Weber Iago, Dan Robbins on bass and drummer Mike Shannon. His latest CD on Far Out Sounds is Heartmony. Jazziz reviewed it in their July 2012 and you can read it at http://www.hristovitchev.com/jazzizsummer2012.pdf
From his group SEVA’s web site:
Hristo Vitchev is a modern jazz guitarist and composer from Sofia, Bulgaria.Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hristo leads his modern jazz quartet which features the Latin Grammy-nominated pianist Weber Iago, drummer extraordinaire Joe De Rose, and virtuoso bassist Dan Robbins. Hristo has toured nationally and internationally with a wide variety of formations and has also performed guitar clinics in Europe and Japan. He has written more than 270 original compositions, many articles on jazz improvisation, and a book on choral theory and construction entitled Between the Voicings: A New Approach to Chord Building for Guitarists. The Hristo Vitchev Quartet’s 2009 debut album, Song for Messambria (First Orbit Sounds Music) quickly received outstanding reviews by the international jazz community and was selected as one of the six best jazz albums of 2009 by E-JAZZ NEWS.
He will be in town for the San Jose Jazz Fest on Aug 11 playing with Christian Tamburr.
To hear his music check out: