Olga Amelchenko - Shaping Motions
Olga Amelchenko - Alto saxophone / Composition
Igor Osypov - Guitar
Igor Spallati - Double Bass
Jesus Vega - Drums
Ilkka Uksila - Vibraphone
Florian Menzel - Trumpet
Shaping Motions is the story of Olga Amelchenko, a modern nomad, a wonder, at once restless and restful. Her music draws its inspiration from the many cities she has called her home; Novosibirsk, Moscow, Paris, Cologne, Berlin – all have left their mark on her music, carrying with them their own character, mood and experiences. Meetings and separations, memories and expectations. A yearning for home, yet a hunger for the new – the unfamiliar, the unexplored. In Shaping Motions, jazz blends together effortlessly with elements of classical music and folk, producing a rich sound that both reflects Olga’s vast musical background and creates a space for interaction and improvisation. Together with her Berlin based quartet and guests Ilkka Uksila ( vibraphone ) and Florian Menzel ( trumpet ), Olga paints the motions that have shaped her life, as well as those that are yet to come.