Alim Nastaev project

Alim Nastaev project

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Jazz - Contemporary | Moscow, Russian Federation
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Guitar player, arranger, sound producer and songwriter Alim Nastaev was born in Nalchik, in Russia's North Caucasus.

Having been interested in Blues-Rock style at first, Alim was captured by the Jazz with all its varieties later on. As a result of this he decided to enter in most prestigious Russian jazz school "Rostov State S.V. Rakhmaninov Conservatoire (Academy)".

This situation made all possible to provide him opportunities for wider exposure.

He successfully participated in Dodj International Jazz Festival (2003, Ukraine), Fifth All-Russian Jazz Competition which takes place once in three years (1-st prize, 2003, Russia), First International Instrumental Guitarists Festival in Moscow (2004, Moscow, Russia), International Competition "Many-sided Guitar" nominating in Blues, Jazz, Rock and Classic (Grand-Prix, 2005, Moscow), Bucharest International Jazz Festival 2007 (2007, Romania), "MUZENERGO Jazz Festival 2008" (Dubna, Moscow region, Russia).

In July 2006 Alim have been selected in eight participants among 27 applicants from all world for participation in the most prestigious world jazz festival-competition "Montreux Jazz Festival 2006 - Montreux International Jazz Guitar Competition" (Montreux, Switzerland).

Also, Alim collaborated:
"Victor Borilov Quartet" (Russia), Nikky McCoy (vocal, USA), Andrei Quint (piano, Spain), "COLOGNE SINDICATE" (Germany).

In August 2007 Alim participated in Berklee Summer Guitar Session (Boston, MA, USA) in classes great jazz guitarists like Jon Damian, John Baboian and Bruce Saunders.
Also, Alim Nastaev's have been awarded "In Recognition of Outstanding Musicianship Diploma" and "Berklee Scholarship Award" to attend Berklee College of Music as a full-time student.

Alim will be officially releasing CD "Maybe I Like J.?" in the beginning of 2008.
On a disk are presented both Alim's original tunes and unusual arrangements of some well known jazz classics in modern jazz trio format.

Currently Alim is busy working on the material for his new album and plans to record it during 2008.