We strongly encourage our vendors and party planners to adhere to safety guidelines provided by the WHO, CDC, and federal and local governments. Get tips for postponing events or hosting virtual parties here. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Boris Kurganov

Violin from Brooklyn, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
7
12 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2011
  ACCEPTS ONLINE PAYMENTS
BOOKED 15 days ago

$125 - $1500 per event
  ACCEPTS ONLINE PAYMENTS
  VIRTUAL SERVICES OFFERED
About
Boris Kurganov
(Saxes,Violin,Piano Moscow - New York - Houston)
BK was born in the city of Omsk ,Russia.
At the age of six, he began his studies in a specialized musical school majoring in violin. Then he went on to musical college to study oboe. Later, Boris studied alto saxophone at Moscow State Institute of Culture.
In 1985, during Tudenti Jazz festival in Tallinn (Estonia), he made his professional debut, performing in duo with Arkady Figlin (piano).
In 1988, he started performing with Allegro, one of Russia's most famous jazz collectives to date (led by pianist and composer Nick Levinosky).
The same year BK played a number of concerts with the band led by India's most famous jazz musician - fusion violinist Dr.L. Subramaniam during the latter's Russian tour.
In 1989 Boris performed at Copenhagen annual jazz festival with group Allegro.
In 1991 "Allegro" group played several concerts in Norway cities (Oslo and Elverum ). The same year, BK was invited to join The Moscow Sax Quintet (MSQ) led by Vladimir Zaremba as a soloist. With MSQ he toured Germany. Then MSQ was invited to the IAJE (International Association of the Jazz Educators) conference in San Antonio, Texas. There were performances in Houston,TX, Mobile, Alabama, and New York(January of 1993)
In 1990-1992, BK taught at Gnessins Music College in Moscow and Moscow State Institute of Culture.
During the 90s, he played as a soloist with several bands in Russia, including ensembles led by Moscivite bass player and producer Alex Rostotsky, St.Petersburg's piano player Andrey Kondakov and by Gregory Fine . Boris also participated in the Ivanov Brothers Jazz project, and in Trans Atlantic, one of Russia's fusion bands.
He successfully performed in Russia (Nizhni Novgorod, Perm, Yaroslavl etc.), and abroad: Finland (Kuopio, Jonitsu), Sweden (Stockholm, Skovde), France (Paris), and in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) and Burkina Faso(Ouagadougou).
The most important event for him was his participation at Copenhagen Jazz festival with Nick Levinovsky's Allegro, 1990 and Montreal Jazz festival with Gregory Fine quartet, 1997 .

Andrey Kondakov, Victor Dvoskin - "Deserted park", 1993, Melodia
Andrey Kondakov, Sergio Brandao, Cafe, Paolo Braga, Paul Bollenback, Boris Kurganov - "Old And New Brazilian Tales"
Elina "I Never Felt This Way Before" 2004
NEW Boris Kurganov "Come Rain Or Come Shine" 2009






(more)
10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests

Birthday Party (Adult)

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

Boris was very professional, did a wonderful job entertaining my guests.. he was very early and did a wonderful set up. Thank you Boris! Highly recommend Boris, he played the violin and sax and guests of all ages really enjoyed it.

(more) Review by . from Englishtown, NJ on

Boris Kurganov’s Response:

Angelina thank you so much !

(more)

Birthday Party (Adult)

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

Boris was a pleasure to work with! He was professional, responded quickly to messages, and extremely flexible. My 94yr old grandmother and family truly enjoyed her surprise performance!! As we were outside on the street due to social distancing...all neighbors enjoyed as well. Thank you Boris!!!

(more) Review by . from Astoria, NY on

Birthday Party (Adult)

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

Boris came early, set up and played the whole time with selections per our requests. He certainly helped to make my Mom’s 100th birthday celebration a more joyful affair. We recommend him without reservation

(more) Review by . from Forest Hills, NY on
PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
No Future Events
2020
Jun
14
Birthday Party (Adult)
Englishtown, NJ
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2020
May
25
Birthday Party (Adult)
Astoria, NY
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2020
Feb
29
Birthday Party (Adult)
Forest Hills, NY
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2020
Jan
25
Wedding Ceremony
Oakdale, NY
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2019
Aug
17
Wedding Ceremony
Baldwin, NY
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2019
Jun
8
Wedding
Wayne, NJ
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
May
25
Wedding Reception
Yonkers, NY
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2019
Apr
13
Baby Shower
Hoboken, NJ
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Apr
6
Retirement Party
Brooklyn, NY
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Jan
5
Engagement Party
Brooklyn, NY
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2018
Sep
22
Wedding
Wantagh, NY
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2014
Jul
26
Wedding Ceremony
New Hyde Park, NY
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Knocks Me Off My Feet
Stevie Wonder
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
Perfect
Ed Sheeran
Mister Magic
Grover Washington Jr.
Shape of You
Ed Sheeran
Swan
Saint Sans
Kiss The Rain
Yaruma
Don't Let Me Be Lonely
James Taylor
Pick Up The Pieces
average white band
Bridal Chorus
Wagner
O sole mio
Di Capua
Besame Mucho
Frank Sinatra
Unforgettable
Nat King Cole
Blue Skies
Stan Getz
Violin
Saxophone
Jazz Keyboards
Jazz Saxophone
Jazz Violin
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Events
Bachelor Parties
Christenings
Festivals
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Please note Boris Kurganov will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus.
8 Photos
2 Videos
5 Audio