Bodurov Trio, led by the Bulgarian pianist and composer Dimitar Bodurov, has been in demand since September 2001. With their new album Seven Stamps (2013), Bodurov Trio continue delving into Bulgarian folklore and further narrowing their search to the intrinsic variations of the very popular rhythm in 7.
Different regions have their own interpretation and names of it such as Rychenica, Chetvorno, Elenino Horo, etc. In combination with other measures, the rhythm in seven, serves as a basis for other so called additive measures, which provide countless possibilities for interpretation.
The trio will be also joined by the internationally acclaimed Theodosii Spassov (kaval), who is one of the pioneers in connecting Bulgarian Folklore with the jazz tradition, as well as a great inspiration for many musicians.
Bezetting: Dimitar Bodurov - piano, Mihail Ivanov - bass, Jens Dueppe - drums.
Dimitar Bodurov is a Bulgarian jazz pianist / composer / producer, currently resided in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Born on the 17th of September 1979 in Bulgaria, Dimitar played several instruments- trombone, piano, saxophone, and drums. After graduating trombone from the music high school in Varna (BG) he studied 2 years jazz piano in the Conservatory in Sofia. Since 2000, Dimitar has been working and studying in the Netherlands. In 2002 he obtained bachelor diploma; and in April 2004 he graduated with cum laude his master degree in Rotterdam Conservatory in major jazz piano. In November 2006 he has graduated jazz composition and arranging in the same school. Since 2004, Dimitar has been intensively integrating Bulgarian Folklore in his own music.
As a pianist Dimitar is author of several CD albums with Bodurov Trio, Solo piano, Margriet Sjoerdsma, Neofobic. Bodurov has been giving concerts throughout the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Ireland, Macedonia and Bulgaria. Together with Margriet Sjoerdsma he has been touring in theatres, festival and clubs extensively in The Netherlands. And in the 2008/2009 season they were selected for the Jazz Impuls Double Concert Tour, which ended in the prestigious Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
As a composer he has written mostly chamber works for various ensemble including commissions by Holland Festival, Gergiev Festival, LeineRoebana Dance Group Amsterdam, Sofia Music Weeks Festival. List of works
Dimitar has been awarded several prices: In 2002: Erasmus Jazz Competition, Rotterdam; Leidse Stad Jazz Competition in Leiden, and Pim Jacobs Jazz Competition in Rotterdam. In July 2005, he participated the Solo Piano Jazz Competition in Montreux, Switzerland. In January 2007 Dimitar won the Young Pianist Foundation Jazz Competition 2007. And in 2010 he received a mention at the Martial Solal Solo Piano jazz Competition, Paris 2010.
Dimitar has worked with Randy Brecker, Didier Lockwood, Theodosii Spassov, Claron Mcfadden and Svetlin Rouseev.
Jens Dueppe is in veel bands actief als drummer, onder meer in het Pascal Schumacher Quartet.
Mihail Ivanov speelt bas onder meer in Blazin' Quartet en Aquaphonica.