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Gwilym Simcock

with Yuri Goloubev (bass) and James Maddren (drums)


featured on Blues Vignette

Yuri Goloubev was born in Moscow, Russia in 1972 where he studied classical bass and composition at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. In 2002 he became the youngest bass player in the history of both the USSR and Russia to be awarded the prestigious title of the “Honoured Artist of Russia” by President Putin and was featured in the international magazine “Harper’s Bazaar”. From 1991 to 1992 Yuri performed with the Bolshoi Opera, and from 1992 till 2004 was Principal Bass with one of the world’s most noted chamber orchestras the “Moscow Soloists” directed by Yuri Bashmet. Here he collaborated with many top classical artists: Thomas Quasthoff, Lynn Harrell, James Galway, Gidon Kremer, Barbara Hendricks, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Spivakov, Maxim Vengerov and has performed at many major concert halls throughout the world including Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House.

After a splendid career in classical music Yuri moved to Milan in December 2004 to dedicate himself to his “true calling” - jazz music. In Italy, his "adopted home", he rapidly attracted the attention of many well known Italian musicians, and has since collaborated with Enrico Pieranunzi, Rosario Giuliani, Franco Cerri, Glauco Venier, Claudio Fasoli, Giovanni Falzone, Guido Manusardi, Gianni Cazzola, Massimo Manzi and musicians from overseas Franco Ambrosetti, Ron Horton, Mike Serin, Michael Rosen, Klaus Gesing, John Law, Bill Smith, Paul Bollenback, Shawn Monteiro, Christoph Spendel, Adam Nussbaum, Miles Griffith and others.

Yuri’s playing and compositions are featured on over 40 CD recordings as leader or co-leader. In 2007 joined the jazz faculty of Centro Professione Musica (CPM) in Milan.

James Maddren was born and brought up in Christ's Hospital School in Horsham, Sussex. When 11 he started school at Christ's Hospital and went on to play in several bands and orchestras. He left CH in summer 2005 and is currently studying jazz percussion at the Royal Academy of Music in London. James enjoys listening to and playing all kinds of music. He plays with Marc Copland/Stan Sulzmann quartet, Phil Donkin, Martin Speake quartet, Phronesis, Jonathan Bratoeff quartet, Tangent, Andrea Vicari quintet, Quentin Collins, Claire Martin, Kit Downes Trio and many other musicians and bands across London and the U.K.

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Yuri Goloubev


James Maddren

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