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02/26/15    Community Articles

Hristo Vitchev / Terrence Brewer Quartet LIVE in Concert!

Come and join two renowned, award-winning, master jazz guitarists as they combine forces on one stage, Friday, March 27th, 8pm at the Sound Room in Oakland (2147 Broadway, 94612). Tickets: $15

01/06/15    Community Articles

Hristo Vitchev Quartet "Familiar Fields" 2015 JAPAN TOUR

Modern six-stringer Hristo Vitchev and his long time musical partners, Latin Grammy nominee and sensational pianist Weber Iago (Jasnam Daya Singh), virtuoso bassist Dan Robbins, and extraordinary rhythmic engine, drummer Mike Shannon finalize their "Familiar...

05/10/14    Community Articles

Guitar Fest 2014 to showcase three of Northern California's hottest six stringers

Guitar Fest 2014 presents three of the leading jazz guitarists in the San Francisco Bay Area on one stage!!! Joined by a stellar rhythm section each player will showcase their unique individual stylings and original music compositions. Listeners will also...

01/08/14    Community Articles

Bay Area jazz/fusion powerhouse "Joe DeRose and Amici" to release a brand new album at Yoshi's Jazz Club (Oakland, CA)

Comprised of some of the leading improvisers Northern California has to offer (Joe DeRose – drums, Hristo Vitchev – guitar, Dann Zinn – sax, Murray Low – keys, and Dan Robbins – bass), each member brings his signature interpretation of the jazz and world...

11/27/13    Albums

Hristo Vitchev and Liubomir Krastev - "Rhodopa" - by Ed Kopp

Hot on the heels of his acclaimed quartet release Familiar Fields, Bay Area guitarist Hristo Vitchev offers this collection of serene yet poignant duets with clarinetist Liubomir Krastev. Rhodopa celebrates the duo’s Bulgarian heritage with a gentle collection...

07/03/13    Community Articles

Guitarist Hristo Vitchev releases his 5th album "Familiar Fields" at Kuumbwa Jazz Center (Santa Cruz, CA)

Bulgarian Modern/Impressionistic jazz guitarist Hristo Vitchev brings his world class quartet to the beautiful city of Santa Cruz, CA to release his 5th record as a leader at Kuumbwa Jazz Center on Thursday, July 11th.

04/25/13    Community Articles

Hristo Vitchev Quartet LIVE at Alvas Showroom (San Pedro, CA)

Bulgarian modern Jazz Guitarist/Composer Hristo Vitchev presents the music from his latest and critically acclaimed quartet session "Familiar Fields" with Brazilian piano sensation and Latin Grammy Nominee Weber Iago, virtuoso bassist Dan Robbins, and drummer...

03/29/13    Community Articles

Hristo Vitchev's "HEARTMONY 3" - LIVE - in Ashland, OR

The Siskiyou Institute and "Music in the Mountains" presents a unique gathering of three harmonic instruments on one stage, featuring Bulgarian jazz guitarist/composer Hristo Vitchev, pianist Weber Iago, and virtuoso vibraphonist Christian Tamburr.

03/22/13    Albums

Hristo Vitchev Quartet - Familiar Fields (by Mark F. Turner)

Of the many attributes that San Francisco-based guitarist Hristo Vitchev possesses - refined technical abilities, warm tonality, and expressive soulfulness - his gift to convey beautiful stories through intricate composition is always at the heart of his...

03/19/13    Albums

Hristo Vitchev Quartet - Familiar Fields

A consistently creative guitarist and composer, Hristo Vitchev has long been a fixture in the San Francisco Bay area. Familiar Fields is his fifth album as a leader!

03/14/13    Albums

Hristo Vitchev Quartet - Familiar Fields

Whether you call it post-bop or post-fusion, Vitchev’s brand of jazz is passionate and ethereal. Vitchev has developed into a formidable guitarist and intelligent composer, and since he’s only 32 years old, his best work may be yet to come.

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About First Orbit Sounds Music


First Orbit Sounds Music was founded in 2009 with the sole mission to foster and produce original music in the improvised genres. The label’s goal is to present the deep, multi-dimensional, and rich tonal ideas found in today’s modern composer’s expressive palette. The label produces new and original music, spanning from impressionistic chamber ensembles to modern fusion and world traditions, with the desire to expand and enrich the artistic colors of today’s ever changing musical landscape.

First Orbit Sounds Music is located in Northern California where the musical scene has been influenced by the numerous cultures, traditions, and ethnic groups residing in the area. All these elements have helped develop a widely diverse and unique music atmosphere which is reflected in the works of the composers and performers in the region. First Orbit Sounds Music seeks to capture and present such new voices and share them with audiences all around the globe.

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First Orbit Sounds Music joined the JazzTimes community on Mar 14, 2013