Born: November 8, 1977 Primary Instrument: Piano
More than just a strong pianist, Neselovskyi is a composer who blends form and freedom in new ways. His two compositions resemble mini-suites�taut arrangements that nevertheless provide a challenging foundation for improvisation. He also has a keen ear for reharmonization; his lightly swinging arrangement of “My Romance” is completely fresh. The changes beneath the familiar melody retain the lyricism of the original but ultimately go in a completely different direction.
John Kelman, AllAboutJazz
Neselovskyi's a remarkable pianist: Ukrainian-born, raised partly in Germany, at home with blues, funk, and Latin, with an extra Middle European dimension. It's like John Lewis' classical one, but with Slavic and Romantic harmonic and rhythmic extension and the rest further extending the band's palette....