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Sergei Zyrianov’s newest project “Deuces Wild”, which was founded in San Diego, CA, in collaboration with other professional musicians, is an exciting blend of bebop and modal jazz style elements combined with romantic ballads. The quartet is focused on performing well-known tunes of these music styles in order to convey to listeners the atmosphere of jazz clubs and venues of New York’s 52nd street from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Members of Deuces Wild have been influenced by such giants of the bebop era as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, and other instrumentalists. The artists have not only been inspired by the classic jazz guitar sound of George Benson, Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Raney, but also by the more modern guitar tone of Wayne Krantz, Eric Johnson, and Mike Stern.

The musicians of Deuces Wild believe that only live concerts are able to convey the fascinating and at the same time risky spirit of that remarkable era.

Unlike many other jazz bands, which rarely pay attention to rehearsals and prefer jam session format, artists from Deuces Wild concentrate on sound quality and teamwork. Thereby focusing more on listeners without sacrificing composition and dynamics.

Several of the band’s recordings are now available for streaming on Soundcloud, as well as on the Deuces Wild Facebook page.