Artur Medvedev is a young Russian artist, charismatic and ambitious musician. Following the jazz spirit of John Coltrane, he creates his own emotional, eccentric and unexpected atmosphere. He realizes himself in all possible directions and is always open to the new and the unknown.
He plays the tenor saxophone and the EWI. He started playing music at the age of five. Deciding to move in this direction, he entered a music school in Moscow, graduating with high distinction.
Artur continued his education in Belgium at the Lemmensinstituut. Artur's mentor was Frank Vaganee, an outstanding world saxophonist and leader of Brussels Jazz Orchestra. From that moment, Artur's professional creative life began.
In 2014, he participated in two big festivals in Finland: Pori Jazz and Koli Jazz with the North River Ensemble. In 2015, Artur returned to Belgium and started playing with the Episphere band, performing tiwce at Gent Jazz. In 2016, with the Thelonious Monk Project, as representatives of the Lemmensinstituut, he performed at the Leuven Jazz Festival.
Trying different musical styles, Arthur creates in collaboration with Rafael Mertens, piano, a unique duet. At the Bilzen jazz competition, they become laureates of the 2nd degree. At the Mechelen Jazz Contest, the M&M Duo qualifies for the finals. In 2017, the duo was invited to the Haacht Jazz Festival.
In 2018, Artur was awarded the Play Right price for the best saxophone perfomance. Most of Artur's professional activity is to work as a studio musician. His main styles are bebop, hardbop and funk/fusion. At the moment Artur is playing in several bands in Europe and Russia. He will be recording a solo album in 2019.