Referred by the media as one of the newest and most innovative voices in modern jazz guitar and voted "Rising Star on Guitar" by DownBeat Magazine, Hristo Vitchev’s music has been captivating audiences all across the globe. At age 42, he has already released ten critically-acclaimed albums as a leader, four releases as a co-leader and more than 240 books and studies on modern jazz guitar concepts. Originally from Bulgaria, but now based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the impressionistic guitarist combines elements of classical, modern jazz, folk, and avant-garde sonic hues in his music. He has performed at some of the most prestigious jazz clubs and festivals in the world and continues to amaze both critics and audiences alike with his imaginative, lyrical and illustrious writing. Over the years, Hristo has conducted extensive guitar clinics in USA, Europe and Japan.
Guitar, Modern Jazz
New Works Fest 2024 features performances from Feb 16 to March 2 by some of the most exciting artists in jazz, blues, R&B, soul and electronic music in the SF Bay Area. The festival is an outgrowth of SJZ’s Jazz Aid Fund initiative, which provided crucial funds to 20 artists, each to produce a new work.
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