If proof be needed that guitar jazz music is indeed an international language, tune into the Victor Borilov (artist's name - Vic Boreal) Quartet. From Glasgow's twin-town in the Soviet Union of Rostov-on-Don, the Vic Boreal quartet is one of the Eastern Europe's premier jazz outfits, and has quickly gained a world-wide reputation.

Vic Boreal is a highly individual composer and virtuoso guitar jazz player who played in Glasgo in 1988 for the first time. The quartet plays jazz-rock in a highly contemporary vein which covers the spectrum of latin rhythms to heavy funk, by way of the blues. For many years the Soviet authorities considered jazz to be a subversive form of musical expression - we can only hope that such world-class players as Vic Boreal treat us Westeners to more of their subversive sounds - "Glasgo International Jazz Festival Magazine,1991".
Brilliant virtuoso guitar jazz player, performer, arranger and composer, the winner of the International jazz festivals.

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Who is Vic Boreal?
Victor Borilov, a native of the city of Rostov-on-Don, South of Russia, has become one of the Europe's outstanding guitarists over the last twenty years. He has repeatedly performed in Belaruss, Ukraine, throughout Russia and Poland, Great Britain, Scotland, Finland, and the German Bundes Republic. He was invited regularly to perform as vocalist, guitarist and arranger with such Big Bands as the State Kim Nazaretov Big Band Orchestra, the City of Rostov-on-Don Symphony Orchestra, the Radio/Television South of Russia Jazz Orchestra and numerous orchestras and groups throughout Russia, Europe and USA.
Borilov was born on September, 19, 1952 in Rostov-on-Don and began music studies at the age of 5 and later had his formative training with his father, folk music tutor and performer. After finishing a school for gifted children, (accordion and music theory departments), he decided to continue his study at music college (1968) .
In 1969 he won his first Prize as the best accordionist of "All-Russia Folk Instruments Competition" in Ivanovo city. In 1972 he finished his studies at music college. In the same year he entered and in 1980 graduated from Rostov-on-Don State Conservatoire under the name of S.V.Rakhmaninov.
As guitarist, keyboardist, arranger and back-vocalist, Borilov began his career in 1968 in "Concordia" - the Beatles-oriented pop - rock group.That was a four years period of gaining such wide and priceless experience - the group performed covers of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and hot things of Chuck Berry and Little Richard.
The "Concordia" took prize-winning places at numerous rock competitions.
Since 1975 Victor Borilov had worked in one of the best pop-rock group of that time "Singing Hearts" (Moscow State Concert Organization) as the musical head, pianist, guitarist, vocalist, composer and arranger. The group released seven LPs.
Since 1980 till 2001 Borilov had been a teacher on the staff, an instructor in improvisation, guitar, ensemble, jazz harmony, assistant professor, professor and one of the founders of jazz education in Russia, at Rostov-on-Don State Conservatoire. He is an authority on jazz education. Among his students there are more than 30 winners of the All-Russia and international competitions of jazz performers.
Brilliant virtuoso guitarist, performer, arranger and composer, the winner of the All-Russia and international jazz festivals, " The alive legend of the Soviet and postSoviet jazz " - encyclopedias write about him.
Victor Borilov has performed at more than 1000 concerts and shows, International Jazz Festivals in Poland, (3 times), in Germany (4 times), in Finland (2 times), England and Scotland (3 times). He played along with such musicians as Freddie Hubbard, David Sanborn, John Scofield, Herbie Hancock, Omar Hakim, Wane Shorter, Stanley Clark and many others.
Magazines and newspapers of Germany, Scotland, Finland, Poland wrote about his mastery and high workmanship, creative manner and unique musical style:
"At first, the heart sank when an electric guitarist was brought from the wings to lead on Ellington's 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore'. But he quickly established himself as an absolute knockout and a bagful of harmonic tricks".
Anthony Troon - "Surprise pay-off from Russians"- The Glasgo Tribune.
From 1993 - 2001 he also works as arranger and beta-tester at legendary MusicLab team - www.musiclab.com
Vic's last job was six months contract on board the "Golden Princess", "Princess Cruises, US ".Victor Borilov was officially recognized as the best guitarist of "Princess Cruises Fleet".


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