NIKOLA BANKOV (SK/DK)

“Dream Chaser” release april 2022 AMP Music & Records – tourperiode sommer + sept / okt 2022

Siden hans debutplade udkom for to år siden, har den award-vindende saxofonist arbejdet intenst på nyt materiale og er nu klar med den kommende udgivelse ” Dream Chaser”.

”Dream Chaser” udkommer april 2022 på det norske label AMP Music & Records, og dette udspil har en meget special gæst, nemlig den legendariske grammy-award vindende trompetist Randy Brecker (US)

Musikken er eventyrlysten og fyldt med positiv energi og gode vibes, musik til en ny generation og musik der vil inspirere og begejstre med catchy melodier i kombination med elektroniske elementer, jazz improvisationer og rock toner.

Den handler om at nyde hvert sekund af livet og forfølge ens drømme med håb om en god og bedre fremtid.

”It was a pleasure to play on Nikola Bankov’s new recording. Nikola has already received big honours and awards in his home country of Slovakia and Denmark, but he is ready to take on the world ! A quite original alto saxophonist, composer and conceptualist, his music to me defies categories, he has his own sub-genre going, somewhere between jazz, funk, rock and grunge. So listen for yourself and hear a heart-filled nod to the future ! – “ Randy Brecker

Nikola Bankov:

Den kun 23-årige saxofonist, Danish Music Award Jazz 2020 ( Årets nye navn ) og listet på det internationale Forbes magazine ”30 under 30”, kommer oprindeligt fra Slovakiet og er nu bosat i DK hvor han er tilknyttet Royal Academy of Music Aarhus.

Det anmelderroste debutalbum ”Bright Future” vandt ”The Best Jazzalbum of the Year” i Slovakiet og udkom i 2019 på det norske label AMP Music & Records, og på dette album medvirkede den verdenskendte jazz tenorsaxofonist Seamus Blake (US).

Nikola har tidligere studeret både på Berklee College of Music og Conservatorium van Amsterdam, og han er kendt for at være en hårdtarbejdende musiker og en sympatisk fyr, der brænder for sit musikalske virke.

Nikola Bankov Band Live 2022 :

Nikola Bankov – altsaxofon
Jonas Gravlund – guitar
August Korsgaard – klaver
Jens Mikkel Madsen – bas
John Riddell – trommer

“Når man stakåndet har ladet BRIGHT FUTRE bundfælde sig, må man konstatere at det er en kompromisløs kapelmester og gruppe af musikere, som serverer nutidig, skarpt formuleret jazz, der både rummer stor rytmisk vitalitet og samtidig levner dygtige instrumentalister rum til at udfolde sig.” – JAZZSPECIAL.DK

“Nikola Bankov is a fantastic alto player who writes catchy tunes and performs them with a rich electric sonic palette. It was a joy to collaborate with him.” – SEAMUS BLAKE

“Nikola Bankov is bright young cat with fresh grooves.“ – ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“The album’s penchant for grandstanding, and a feel for modal improvisation over slow-moving chord changes and you have a full-on result.” – JAZZ JOURNAL (Nigel Jarrett)

“One of the most amazing debuts of recent years!” – JAZZPORT.CZ
“The combination of modern jazz and electronics is fresh and exciting, virtually a fresh palette of sounds with every listen. This is a jazz band I will be watching closely in the coming years.“ –  SEAOFTRANQUILITY

“An impressive performance within a modern and “hip” musical landscape. Altogether this is a very nice “business card” that invites the listener into a young, lively and modern world where jazz obviously is an important ingredient.” – NETTAVISEN.NO

“Bankov has built up the original sound and concept of music. He has reached a level where it is easy to find new sound locations and paths.” – JAZZ.SK

“The youthful freshness and power, as well as the influences of rock and electronic music are widespread everywhere and despite Bankov’s young age, he shows great synthetic maturity. It is not only the dynamism and the rhythmic songs that capture the interest of the listener. Equally possible is his melodies and the sensitivity he exudes on the ballads, showing that we are dealing with a great talent that justifies his title debut.” – JAZZBUZZ.GR

Nikola Bankov tour dates

Nikola Bankov tour dates

Nikola Bankov tour dates

25. jun, 2022 Nikola Bankov Svendborg Jazzfestival Mere info
14. jul, 2022 Nikola Bankov Musikhuset Aarhus Mere info
08. sep, 2022 Nikola Bankov Pavillonen Grenå Mere info



Tidligere koncerter

16. okt, 2021 Nikola Bankov Dexter, Odense Mere info