Aleksandr Bozhenko

Nevi / Slavia / Session Drummer

Started playing on a piano in a music school at 6 years old. After a year started learning drums as a second instrument. After finishing school continued learning to play drums at Music College and conservatory in Rostov-on-Don Russia, simultaneously working in Kim Nazaretov Big-Band. In year 2011, won the Seventh International K. Nazaretov Jazz Competition held in Rostov-on-Don. In year 2013, won the Best Instrumentalist award during the Third International Festival Gnesin Jazz held in Moscow, Russia. Played as a part of Jazz Travel Big-Band alongside Anatoly Kroll (Russia), Kevin Mahogany (USA), Bobby Martinez (USA) and Karl Frierson (USA) from De-Phazz group. From 2006 to 2016 Teacher in music college. Currently artist in International Agency “VR Jazz Agency” in Moscow. Session drummer. Took part in such tours as: Emanuele Cisi (Italy), Max lonata (Italy), Joander Santos (Brazil), JD Walter (USA). In October 2017, was invited for solo plays to Music China Exhibition in Shanghai. A regular member of international jazz festivals as a part of various projects. Organizer of drumming show “Dram Performance” in Rostov-on-Don. Participant of Turkish-Russian jazz project “Nevi” in Istanbul during which in September was recorded debut album