Classic In The Jazz
“Classic In The Jazz” is not just the second project in the biography of Maria Karakusheva. It marks the next step on her path as an artist in search of herself. While developing her style as a pianist, Maria met different people who inspired her. One of them was the jazz musician Momchil Atanasoff, with whom she had the idea for this project.
The virtuous pianists surprised the audience with original arrangements, complemented by an attractive theatrical performance. Behind the success of “Classic In The Jazz” also stand the bassist Anton Piperov and the drummer Deyan Iliev. Together, they created an avant-garde music format, mixing great classical and jazz works – dialogical, with mood swings and two basic ideas – to entertain and to remind the audience of the best of these two styles.
Among the works, arranged specifically for the project, are classics of French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau, German classicist Ludwig van Beethoven and Russian genius Modest Mussorgsky.
In the summer of 2016 Maria accepted to take perform in the greatest Bulgarian jazz festival A to JazZ. Togather with the group they played a gig with new compositions.