Konstantin Kolesnichenko

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About 

Official Seydel Endorser

Leading Ukrainian harmonica player

Blues harp teacher

Music 

You can buy my last album in CD format on  bluebeatmusic.com and  http://dwmmusic.com

 

Bio 

Konstantin's distinctive and modern style of harmonica won him the recognition of other musicians and a spot among top Ukrainian harmonica players. At different times he got acclaim from world famous musicians including Guy Davis, Adam Gussow, Jason Ricci, Pierre Lacocque, PT Gazell, Jelly Roll Johnson, Dennis Moriarty, Bartosz Leczycki, and Keith Dunn to name a few.
A native of Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, Kostantin's career has spanned 12 years. He began playing harmonica at age 19. In 2008 he joined the Bullet Blues Band - a local Chicago blues band and acoustic duo with guitarist Oleg Lavrik. The band opened for such greats as Guy Davis, Keith Dunn, Robert Lighthouse, Daniel Jeanrenaud, Mikhail Mishouris blues band, Max Tavricheskiy, and so on. He took part in the first international harmonica festival in Kiev, Ukraine in 2011.

In 2014 he released his first album "If You Want to See This Blues". This album was a mix of blues and jazz and got a lot of positive feedback from the fans and other musicians.

The next album "Sweeten It Up" was released in 2015. This all-instrumental EP shows Konstantin Kolesnichenko's tasty harmonica and features a jazzy quartet. Konstantin offered his own interpretation of the five world-famous songs which got an interesting touch of harmonica sound.

In 2016 he released his third album "Hypnotized!".  A hot jazzy-blues album which is played in organ combo format with swinging guitar, wailing organ, jazzy drums, and honking harmonica. 

Konstantin is well known in Ukrainian, Russian, and Belorussian harmonica communities. And he's got his audience in the US and Europe as well.

 

 

 

"Konstantin Kolesnichenko is one of my favorite living harmonica players playing some of my very favorite music. I am a huge fan of both his playing and his artistic direction to the point of jealousy."

- Jason Ricci

 

"Konstantin Kolesnichenko (don't say it with a drink in your hand) is an exceptionally good Ukranian harmonica player. He's a modern blues guy."

- Adam Gussow

 

"There is a whole new breed of exciting harmonica players on the scene today. One of the young lions clearly leading the charge is Konstantin Kolesnichenko."

- PT Gazell


"This wonderful CD takes the listener on a musical journey from vintage Jazz to inspiring South American rhythms and gentle swings.

The 7 songs are well crafted instrumentals led by Konstantin Kolesnichenko's soulful and lyrical harmonica. The arrangements are creative and the bandleader's harp playing is masterful. Throughout, his harmonica sounds like a horn adding so much to the band’s ensemble feel. A stellar performance.
***** FIVE STARS" 

-Pierre Lacocque
Bandleader
Mississippi Heat


"I love Konstantin's playing. Soulful, powerful, emotionaly strong"

- Jelly Roll Johnson

Media 

Press 

Konstantin Kolesnichenko Hypnotized!

Hypnotized! is the third album from this extremely talented Ukrainian harmonica player. – David Mac (http://www.bluesjunctionproductions.com/recommended_listening_-_november_2016)

http://www.bluesjunctionproductions.com/monthly_artist_spotlight_konstantin_kolesnichenko


The music from my last album was played on BBC radio station! 


Interview for Blues @ Greece: "I think blues music helps to break boundaries between all those aspects. It's common interest and love between a millions people all over the world and that make it so important as a root music."


КОНСТАНТИН КОЛЕСНИЧЕНКО КАК ЕСТЬ: О ФЕСТАХ, ГАСТРОЛЯХ И ГУБНОЙ ГАРМОШКЕ

С блюзом в наших краях вообще как-то не очень сложилось. Вот почему альбом Константина Колесниченко Hypnotized так важен и нужен. Нам нужно побольше блюзовых фестивалей и блюзовой продукции. Нам нужно прививать хороший вкус массовому зрителю. Нам нужно больше блюзменов. Потому что страна, в которой играют блюз — непобедима 

Запись радиоэфира на Old Fashioned Radio. Ведущий Артур Ямпольский.

Один невеличкий альбом для людини, і величезний стрибок для українського блюзу. Точніше, для самого автора альбому – 33-річного виконавця на губній гармоніці з міста Дніпро Костянтина Колісниченка. - http://cultprostir.ua/

"Прорив року 2016" за версією журналу cultprostir.ua

Review of my last album by French "Soul Bag" magazine


Blues courses 

I'm teaching two blues courses at harmonica-school.pro (ukrainian and russian language only):

http://2.harmonica-school.pro/ - курс по второй позиции в блюзе.

http://3.harmonica-school.pro/ - курс по третьей позиции в блюзе.

Schedule 


Январь

12.01, 20.00 - арт-кафе "Неизвестный Петровский" (в составе Bullet Blues Band), Днепр

13.01, 20.00 - кафе "Коттон-бар" (в составе Dnepr Blues Trio), Днепр

Февраль

4.02, 20.00 - Днепровский Планетарий концерт "Блюз под звездами 2" (Bullet Blues Band)
10.02, 20.00 - арт-кафе "Неизвестный Петровский" (Bullet Blues Band)
11.02, 20.00 - кафе "Коттон-бар" (Bullet Blues Band)
19.02, 20.00 - арт-кафе "Неизвестный Петровский" Bullet Blues Band + Dnepr Blues Trio

Март

2.03, 20.00 - арт-кафе "Неизвестный Петровский" - квартет Константина Колесниченко (Павел Сидоренко, Михаил Лышенко и Дмитрий Литвиненко), Днепр

11.03, 20.00 - кафе "Коттон-бар" (Bullet Blues Band), Днепр

30.03, 20.00 - арт-кафе "Неизвестный Петровский" (Bullet Blues Band), Днепр

Апрель

8.04, 20.00 - Джаз-клуб "Перрон 7" г. Одесса - квартет Константина Колесниченко (Павел Сидоренко, Михаил Лышенко и Дмитрий Литвиненко)

28.04, 19.00 - арт-кафе "Неизвестный Петровский" (Bullet Blues Band), г. Днепр


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