Biography

Evgeny Ring is a German-Russian jazz saxophonist based in Cologne, Germany. Heavily influenced by the American jazz tradition, Evgeny has  developed a strong  individual style in playing and composing. He possesses the rare ability to combine elegiac melodies with complex rhythmic structures. He also uses the entire dynamic range, and a wide range of timbres of his instrument and creates so great narrative structures. As a bandleader he has the ability at the same time to lead to music,  and on the other hand also fit in an orchestral sound  structure.


Evgeny Ring was born in 1987 in Rostov-on-Don in Russia. At  the age of 7 he began his musical studies on the saxophone at the Kim  Nazaretow-Kids Jazz School where he played in the Children's Jazz Bigband under the direction of Andrey Machnew. He has toured throughout Germany and many neighbouring European countries. In   October 2007, Evgeny decided to come to study to Leipzig at the Academy  of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" with saxophonist Uwe  Plath and later with  of Prof. Johannes Enders. During this time he  also received lessons from Richie Beirach and participated  in numerous master classes among others, Billy Hart, Dave Liebman and  Mark Turner. Based on these enriching experiences, he decided then to spend several weeks in New York. During this time he took lessons with Dave Liebman and met, among others on musicians like Randy Brecker and Phil Markowitz. 2015 Evgeny moved to Cologne and studyed composition at HfMT Köln. 

Evgeny has participated in numerous competitions. He  has won the Grand-Prix of the Russian Young Artists Jazz Award  2007", the "Jazz Award  of the City of Leipzig in 2015”. With his Quartett he won Prises at the "International Jazz Competition  Burghausen" and the "Jazz Competition Hoeilaart Belgium". The "Eva Klesse quartet", of which he is a member, won the Echo Jazz Award as best newcomer band of the year  2015.

As a musician in various bands he played at the most important german festivals, such as Jazzfest Berlin, Burghausen Jazzwoche, Leipziger Jazztage, and as well at many international festivals in Kairo, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Mexico, Kualu Lumpur,Getxo, San Sebastian, Novi Sad, Prague, Belgrade,  Rostov, Prague and many others.

As leader / co-leader 

RADAR


“Radar”

Egolaut Records, 2020


Evgeny Ring - Sax

Bertram Burkert - Guitar

Sascha Stiehler - Piano

Dominique “Gaga” Ehlert - Drums

Philipp Rohmer - Bass


As sideman

Evgeny Ring Quartet


feat. Bastian Ruppert

“Mesokosmos”

Unit Records, 2015


Evgeny Ring - Sax

Sascha Stiehler - Piano

Dominique “Gaga” Ehlert - Drums

Philipp Rohmer - Bass

Bastian Ruppert - Guitar

Evgeny Ring Quartet


“Ya Tashus”

Doublemoon Records, 2011


Evgeny Ring - Sax

Sascha Stiehler - Piano

Dominique ”Gaga” Ehlert - Drums

Philipp Rohmer - Bass

Discography

Magnetic Ghost Orchestra


"Sand"

New Ways Records, 2016


Music by Moritz Sembritzki

Eva Klesse Quartett


“Obenland”

Enja, 2016


Eva Klesse - Drums

Evgeny Ring  - Sax

Philip Frischkorn - Piano

Robert Lucaciu - Bass

Spielvereinigung Sued


"Sagen oder nicht"

feat. Nils Wogram

Unit Records, 2015


Arranged and conducted by Malte Schiller 

Eva Klesse Quartett


“Miniatures”

Enja, 2018


Eva Klesse - Drums

Evgeny Ring  - Sax

Philip Frischkorn - Piano

Robert Lucaciu - Bass


Bazga


"Abenteuer Statik"

Unit Records, 2017


Evgeny Ring - Sax

Uli Weber - Guitar

Jort Terwijn – Double bass

Hans Arnold  – Drums

Eva Klesse Quartett


“Xenon”

Enja, 2014


Eva Klesse - Drums

Evgeny Ring  - Sax

Philip Frischkorn - Piano

Robert Lucaciu - Bass


The Big Jazz Thing

 

“Next Generation Celebration” Doublemoon Records, 2014


Frederik Köster - Trumpet; Evgeny Ring - Altosax; Tobias Meinhart - Tenorsax; Klaus Heidenreich - Trombone; Max Frankl - Guitar; Tim Alhoff - Piano; Andreas Kurz - Bass; Bastian Jütte - Drums

Benny Brown Quintett


 “Brown”

Phonobrothers, 2014


Benny Brown - Trumpet

Lukas Klapp - Piano

Evgeny Ring  - Sax

Felix Behrendt- Bass

Silvan Strauß - Drums

Spielvereinigung Sued


 "Zollers Expeditions Orkest“

Mons Records, 2013


Komp. Thomas Zoller


Karma Jazz Group


“Birth of ondigo”

Laika, 2011)


Natalia Karmazin - Piano

Evgeny Ring  - Sax

Daniel Guggenheim - Tenor Sax

Chris Rücker - Bass

Martin Standke - Drums

Moritz und das Große Altes Problem


 “Neon Braun”

Egolaut, 2010


East West European Jazz Orchestra


feat. Jerry Beronzi - "Vol.3"

Makro, 2011


Conducted by Uwe Plath & Andrey Machnev

East West European Jazz Orchestra


feat. Dennis Rowland - "Vol.2"

Makro, 2009


Conducted by Uwe Plath & Andrey Machnev

East West European Jazz Orchestra


feat. Dennis Rowland & Dian Pratiwi - "Vol.1"

Makro, 2009


Conducted by Uwe Plath & Andrey Machnev

CONTACT


Evgeny Ring

mail@evgenyring.com

+49 1577 6836573

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