Strelchenko Konstantin Martinovich (Ukraine) - known jazz accordion player, composer and arranger. One of the first Ukrainian performers of jazz music on the accordion (bayan), who represents a variety of musical projects and the groups.

He is Associate Professor of the Kiev University of the name Boris Grinchenko, Honored Artist of Ukraine, author of the teach methodical manual "Practical Course of Pop-jazz Accompaniment for Accordion" (it's first methodological developments in Ukraine for play on the accordion pop-jazz styles).

In the past, he is graduate of Donetsk State Music Academy of the name S.S.Prokofiev, An artist of the international jazz festivals, festivals of accordion, television and radio programs.

Strelchenko Konstantin is winner of the VI International festival-contest "Music WORLD" Italy.

He is more than 25 years on the professional stage introduces jazz music. The concert program includes the author's versions of jazz arrangements and compositions. Musician prefers styles such as: waltz, tango, blues, ballad, swing, latin. The music of composers of the Europe, USA and Latin America constitute that program.

About 6 years he worked abroad, playing in concert halls of the cruise ships of American company Princess Cruises. He was almost every continent of the world and in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, on the islands of French Polynesia, Fiji, Hawaii, as well as in European countries (Britain, France, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Greenland). He worked as a guest soloist, as well as the head of the musical group, taking part in various musical projects with many fine musicians and bands from Canada, USA, Australia, Mexico.

He developed method of play of pop-jazz on the accordion. Creative works of world stars of jazz scene such as: Art Vandam (USA), Richard Galliano (France), Igor Bril (Russia), Yan Tabachnik (Ukraine), Valery Kovtun (Russia), Chick Corea (USA), John Scofield (USA), John Patitucci (USA), Peter Erskine (USA), Jaco Pastorius (USA), Eric Marienthal (USA), Joe Pass (USA) and many of the other musicians are the main material for this method.

K.Strelchenko is leader of the professional jazz trio Strelchenko Band (1996-2010), who published the CD-album My Day.

Currently, he presents the New Bayan Wave group

(c) Konstantin Strelchenko, 2007
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