“They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art”
Sergei has toured across Eastern Europe and Russia with the rock band of Russian celebrity Vadim Kurylev – Electric Guerillas. He has also gigged and performed at festivals with his own prog rock band, ScreamDriver, as well as writing and arranging the instrument parts for all the original songs on their album ‘A Turn in the Right Direction’.
Awarded a Berklee Online Celebrity Scholarship in the name of Steve Vai, Sergei is now a Berklee mentor.
Having a wealth of knowledge as a tutor, he taught Guitar Performance Techniques at BIMM (British Irish Modern Music Institute) in Berlin, Germany, while earning a Postgraduate Learning and Teaching Certificate. With over 12 years of teaching experience, Sergei has orchestrated a guitar school, taught many Masterclasses, and currently runs a video blog and guitar website dedicated to guitar performance.
Sergei is currently the leader of Los Angeles jazz quartet Deuces Wild Jazz. Known for his electrifying guitar sounds, charismatic live performances, and trademark fusion of musical influences, Sergei continues to explore electric guitar horizons while defying standardization.
As a truly independent artist, I need to work on my own terms. Hiring musicians, engineers, photographers, and buying equipment is not always easy and not always cheap. If you like what I do and would like to help me do more, I’d be grateful and honored to have your support!
My upcoming album, available 10/01/2019
All tracks were recorded in Los Angeles, San Diego (California) and Bogotá (Colombia) May – August 2019
Live recording session in Berlin, Germany.
My studio album recorded in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
Home Coocking in Saint-Peterburg, Russia.
A video selection of my jazz band performances.
A video selection of my instrumental progressive rock band performances.
A video selection of me playing with a rock band, Electric Guerrillas.
A video selection of various live performances of mine.
Check out Sergei’s YOUTUBE Channel!.
This photo shoot has taken place at the garage area underneath our appartment in San Diego, CA after coming home from a gig in April 2018.
This photo shoot was done in November 2016 by Natasha Morohova at her studio in Berlin, Germany.
This is a huge photo shoot by my favorite photographer Anna Vasiliava. It took us literally the whole day to make it. We visited 4 different places in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The shooting was intended to the release of my new album “A Turn in the Right Direction”. Special thanks to Aya Petrova, our manager during that time. She spent the whole day with us helping with everything. She was captured on a few photos.
I don’t remember when exactly this shoot was done, but it was at the rehearsal space close to metro Technologichesky Institute in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Thanks to Vadim Kurylev, leader of the Electric Guerrillas band for the opportunity.
This is a mixture of my recent live shows with Deuces Wild Jazz.