Georgi Kornazov
Trombonist - Composer

Born on september 30th, 1971 in Sevlievo, Bulgaria, Georgi started playing piano at age of 9 and discovered the trombone at 12.

Alongside classical studies at the conservatory of music "L.Pipkov" (1985 - 1990) and the National Academy of Music "Pancho Vladigerov" - Sofia, Bulgaria (1990 - 1995), Georgi was introduced to jazz and shortly thereafter played with the most famous Bulgarian jazz musicians: Milcho Leviev, Antoni Donchev, Stoyan Yankulov, Teodosi Spasov, Hristo Yotzov, and also with the clarinettiste Ivo Papazov.

1993 : He formed his first band "The Dixie Jokers"

1995 : Georgi joined the jazz department of the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris where he studied with François Jeanneau, Jean-François Jenny Clark, Hervé Sellin and François Théberge

1996 : Best Soloist Award at the Avignon Jazz competition.
 : Gold medal at C.N.S.M. of Paris

From 1999 to 2014, he created 5 bands that explore his unique musical universe by interpreting his compositions and arrangements
Gueorgui Kornazov quintet "Staro Vreme"
Gueorgui Kornazov "Horizons" quintet
Trio Kornazov / Codjia / Tamisier
"The majesty of Kenny Wheeler"
Duo Gueorgui Kornazov et Leonardo Montana

"Georgi Kornazov create a mixed universe between bulgarian music and western jazz, a skilful combination of irresistible melodies and contemporary means of expression.”

2015 : Georgi composed and arranged "CONSCIENCES" a suite for three soloists and big band which he recorded at radio Sofia, Bulgaria

The Big Bands: The Vienna Art Orchestra, NDR Big Band, Paris jazz Big Band, ONJ - Orchestre National de Jazz (Didier Levallet, Paolo Damiani), Big Band radio Sofia, Le Sacre du tympan, Lorient Big Band, Xtet Bruno Regnier, Antoine Hervé Big Band, Henri Texier «Holy Lola» orchestra, Hérvé Sellin tentet
The singers: Phil Collins, Al Jarreau, Norma Winstone, Claude Nougaro, Elizabeth Caumont, Barbara Luna
Composers and arrangers: Quincy Jones, Carla Bley, Maria Schneider, Bob Brookmeyer, Steve Gray, Michael Gibs, Jean-Marie Machado, Antoine Hervé, Laurent Cugny Patrice Caratini, Pierre Bertrand, Nicolas Folmer
and musiciens like: Toots Thielemans, Albert Mangelsdorf, Kenny Wheeler, Didier Lockwood, Michel Portal,  Henri Texier, Aldo Romano, François Jeanneau, Jean-François Jenny-Clark, Daniel Humair, Laurent Cugny, François Théberge, Mathias Rüegg, Jean-Marie Machado, Bojan Zulfikarparsic, Patrice Caratini, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Anouar Brahem, Steve Gray, Michael Gibs, Antoine Hérvé, Andy Shepard, Louis Sclavis, Claude Barthélémy, Stefano di Battista, Flavio Boltro, Franck Tortiller, Daniel Yvinek, Marc Ducret, Didier Levallet, John Lewis, Evan Parker, Laurent Dehors, Gianluigi Trovesi, Bertrand Renaudin, Paolo Damiani, Herve Sellin, Yves Rousseau, Milcho Léviev, Ivo Papazov, Antoni Donchev, Stoyan Yankoulov, Teodosii Spassov, Hristo Yotsov, Roy Nathanson, Paul Rogers, Eric Vloemans, Dominique Pifaréli, Nguyen Le, Vincent Courtois, Christophe Monniot, François Merville, Edouard Ferlet, Christophe Marguet, Jean-Philippe Viret, Simon Goubert, Alain Jean-Marie, Médéric Collignon, François Moutin, Louis Moutin, Linley Marthe,Yves Robert, François Corneloup, Jean-Rémi Guédon, Sylvain Beuf, André Ceccarelli, Jean-Loup Lognon, Stéphane Belmondo, Lionel Belmondo, Denis Leloup, Phil Abraham, Nicolas Folmer, Pierre Bertrand, Stephane Guillaume, Geoffroy Tamisier, Baptiste Trotignon, Mathieu Donarier, Gabor Gado, Alban Darche, Nelson Veras, Sebastien Texier, Stéphane Kerecki, Airelle Besson, David Venitucci, Benjamin Moussay, Xavier Jirotto, Laurent Robin, Francesco Béarsatti, Elizabeth Caumont, Geoffroy de Masure, Benjamin Copell, Simon Spang-Hansen, Alex Sipiagin,, Michel Benita,Gabor Gado, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Christian Muthspiel, Harry Sokal, Matthieu Michel, Thomas Gansch, Adrian Mears, Robert Bachner, Mauro Negri, Ed Partyka, Andy Scherrer, Alegre Correa, Mario Gonzi, Georg Breinschmid, Wolfgang Puchnik, Eric Watson, Nils Wogram, Claus Stötter, Christof Lauer, Gene Calderazzo, Gary Husband, Dany Gotlieb, Jean- Philippe Fanfan... 

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