Alex Zografov is a musical genius and a brilliant musician. He is a virtuoso concert pianist, composer, arranger, musical director, and producer. His music and his talent have covered a broad scope of styles from pop music, jazz, and classical, to musicals and movie scores. He has worked in Los Angeles with some of the greatest names in the music industry, such as Nana Mouskouri, Frank Zappa, Joe Cocker, George Benson, and yet a whole galaxy of celebrities. He has personally staged touring productions of musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber and classics like "West Side Story", "Footloose", "Le Miserables", "Chicago", "Grease", "Evita", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Beauty and the Beast and many others. He was the musical director for The Saints, David Broadfoot (Comedian), Banda Brava Salsa Big Band, Sherise Laurence (Singer), Aura Rully (Singer), Nelson Ned (Portuguese Singer), The Shrills, The Coasters, Buffie Saint Marie (Singer), Don Ellis (Big Band), Nard Michael Walled (Drummer/Producer), Casey Schuerell (Drummer; Jean- Luc Ponti, Tina Turner, Gino Vanelli), Doug Lunn ( Bass; Tina Turner, Sting), Ren Toppano (Producer, Composer, Singer), Nana Maskouri (singer) Paul Christopher (Singer), Flora Purim (Singer), Airto (Percussion and Drums), Frank Zappa, Dimitris Layos (Singer/Pianist), Tom Scott, George Benson (Singer/Guitarist), Alex Acuana (Percussionist), Lenny Breau (Guitarist), Alphonso Johnson (Bass), David Crigger (Drums), Joe Correro (Drums; Al Jarreau), Vinnie Coliauta (Drums), Terry Bozio (Drums), Jimmy Haslip (Bass), Jimmy Self (Tuba),Lou Shock (Bass; Fifth Dimensions), Janet Jackson, Kieth Jones (Bass), Carlos Rios, Lola Falana (Singer), Dalaras (Singer), Danny Thomas Singer/Actor), George Burns (Singer/ Actor/ Comedian), Don Myrick(Earth Wind and Fire), Joe Cocker, Vita Loca (Fusion Jazz Band), Arco Iris (Fusion Peruvian Jazz Band), Boiko Zvetanov (Leading Tenor Zurich Opera) etc..He moved to Los Angeles to join the Don Ellis Big Band. Don loved Alex's music. Alex is a prolific composer with a myriad of compositions for choirs, film music, and symphony orchestra. Currently, he has finished an Opera "Vive Orphay", and is promoting its first performance in Europe. Musical Director for Diastasis Cultural Association, a company of over 100 consisting of a 60 childrenís, 40 adults and a professional dance group of 30. After leading them for eight years, they performed spectacles in Paris, Palace de Paris in France, in England, Wembley Stadium and in the USA to full stadiums. Musical Director for Dave Broadfoot's play "Take a Beaver to Lunch". Artist Director, World Unit Foundation Trust - Arts for Peace in Cyprus.
Presented at a Command Performance and congratulated by Queen Elizabeth II, Musical Director for the Opening of the Commonwealth Heads Conference. Alex has 20 CD's and numerous recordings. In Los Angelis at the Seth Riggs Vocal Academy Maestro Zografov has worked with Michael and Janet Jackson !
Celebrity Comments about Alex
“When you start playing with me it’s like I enter another world! Another dimension!” Lenny Breau
“You are the most impressive musician I’ve ever heard” Frank Zappa
“Alex performs with great conviction.” George Benson
“You are great! I could listen to you play and sing all night!” Mel Torme
“Alex, I’ll catch up with you, yet!” Joe Cocker
“You should start a solo career!” Carmen McRae
“In Alex, I’ve discovered another great pianist besides Chick Corea.” Flora Purim
“If I ever play again, I would love to play with you. Listening to your music is like visiting places I have never been!” Don Ellis
“It was wonderful! A wonderful performance!” Queen Elizabeth II
Alex Zografov performing “Free in 5 to 8” – music, arrangement, orchestration and performance by Alex Zografov
Boyko Tsvetanov performs “Let your vision”
Music, arrangement, orchestration and soloist on the grand piano – Alex Zografov
STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "My Way"
STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Ol' man river"
STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Musica Proibita"
STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Core 'Ngrato"
STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Dark night" (Темная ночь)
STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Катюша" (Katjusha)
STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Дорогой Длинною" (Those were the days)
STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Where can a lover go"
STOYAN BONCHEV & MAESTRO ZOGRAFOV - "Хубава си моя горо" (How beautiful you are my forest)