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al jarreau and nikolai svishev at kiawah island golf resortTrio combination with optional vocalist.

guinga and nikolai svishevDuo combination can consist of guitar and violin, saxophone or upright bass combination.

Music Services Offered by Nikolai

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Nikolai is available as a solo classical guitarist for concerts, wedding ceremony, wedding receptions and cocktails, as well as a solo jazz guitarist for cocktail parties, private events and corporate functions. Equally conversant with spanish/classical, brazilian guitar repertoire and jazz standards. Nikolai is actively performing in both jazz and classical genres. He is equally versatile with six string and eight string guitars. Nikolai has written musical works for orchestra, voice and various instrumental ensembles, as well as for solo guitar.


The duo plays a variety of music by Django Reinhardt (gypsy-jazz), Brazilian Sambas and Bossa Novas, New-Flamenco and evergreen melodies from the 30's to more modern composers. The duo exhibits exceptional musicianship and surpassed professionalism all combined to create a most authentic performance. The music is very joyful, listenable and even danceable. Inspired by the late Reinhardt, Nikolai plays his compositions and other music of his era, but also includes in her repertoire contemporary music of genres Reinhardt might play if her were here today.


Nikolai's Trio plays a lovely variety of music by Reinhardt, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and a variety of jazz standards and evergreen melodies from the 30's all the way to modern composers of today. The Trio also is available for classical music. The combination of guitar, violin and upright bass are the perfect combination for a wedding ceremony with a classical repertoire and a beautiful selection of gypsy jazz and brazilian music for the cocktail hour. Venues include concert halls and clubs, from private parties on a riverboat, to a large and prestigious corporate or fundraising event, plus weddings and cocktail receptions. The Trio is in high demand and enjoys much repeat business from satisfied party planners in local Charleston hotels, resorts and reception sites.


An Ensemble consists of Nikolai's Trio and a wonderful female vocalist. Other instruments can also be added such as flute, Latin Percussion and drums, as space and budgets allow. The ensemble features a variety of standards made popular by Frank Sinatra, Etta James, Tony Bennett, Louis Armstrong, Diana Krall and many others. Additional popular American music choices include Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Irvin Berlin and more. The ensemble's music is very elegant and danceable, while at the same time the volume is controlled so as not to interfere with normal conversation. From a private party to the large and prestigious social club, the ensemble is very popular choice for wedding receptions and corporate events.
The wedding package includes Nikolai playing classical guitar during the ceremony and then the full group plays for the reception.