December 13th, 2022 10pm Stage 1
George Grydkovets is a relatively young guitarist, bandleader, and composer from Kyiv, Ukraine, currently residing in New York. The main focus of his artwork is on composing new original music and bringing it to the world. From an early age, George was playing all over Kyiv’s clubs with his band but eventually began playing music with some of the best Ukrainian jazzmen. His original music is very ethereal and atmospheric, yet adventurous and bluesy, reminiscent of such guitar players as Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, Gilad Hekselman. For this performance, he will be joined by one of the finest NYC rhythm sections - Ari Hoenig and Ben Tiberio. Together they will perform songs from George's debut record "Rise", as well as some fresh originals and good old jazz standards.