Acclaimed international performer, YURI TURCHYN is one of the top violin players in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area crossing cultures with Gypsy Jazz and World Music, while retaining Americana Roots in a rocking Jam Grass style. A singer/songwriter, he composes and arranges original music while having a highly visible career as a featured premier performer and hired player. He was a founding member of the country rock band, Kinderhook, arguably the most popular New Jersey band during the 1970s contributing to the early establishment of the New Jersey music scene. In 1980s and 90s he performed original music with Bombay; traditional, Irish folk tunes with Trinity II; and was a substantial contributor to the original compositions of Gunther Ford in The World.
During the next decade, he turned to jazz influences with Now, Voyager, playing the jazz festival and club circuit. After a short hiatus, a rekindled Latin Jazz/World Beat quintet GRUPO YURI came back in 2006 through integrations of Latin, Jazz and World Music-based rhythms, seductive melodies and interweaving instrumentals performing at world-class jazz festivals, regional concerts and A-list clubs in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, including Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival, Point Pleasant Jazz Festival, Trumpets, Montclair; Sweet Sounds of Downtown Jazz Series, Westfield; South Orange Performing Arts Center; Burgdorff Cultural Center, Maplewood; Galeria West Art Gallery, Westfield; Tim McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park; Roselle Summer Concert Series; Downtown Cafe, Red Bank; Giamano’s Jazz and Blues Club, Bradley Beach, Chico’s House of Jazz; Paterson Museum.