Congratulations to Asen's piano student Max Radzyminski for being selected as a winner in his age category of the 2019 International Maestro Piano and String Competition under the patronage of Carnegie Hall. Asen also received a certificate of recognition from the organizers.
Asen recorded Vintage Vibe piano tracks at his keyboard studio for the band The Qualia. Please click on the link bellow to listen.
On June 29th Asen is going to play a set of original solo piano music at the Soapbox Gallery as part of the Piano Hang, June 29 event , presented by David Berkman Music. This is the bi-weekly solo jazz piano series that everyone is raving about. Great NYC improvising...
Recording session with the Tom Cottone Band featuring the veteran trumpetist Steve Jankowski of the super bands Chicago and Blood Sweat and Tears. Some music coming out in the near future.
Asen Doykin's piano students Oliver Clarke and Max Radzymunski perform at the 2018 edition of Crescendo Youth Music Competition at Carnegie Hall and place second in their age category. Congratulations!
Asen Doykin released new album of duet music with the renown trombonist Nick Vayenas and special guest the trombonist Achilles Liarmakopoulos. The album is available on iTunes, Spotify and CD Baby.
Asen just finished recording an album of original music with the fusion band One More Once. The album was recorded by legendary sound engineer Ron Lorman who has worked with the likes of Miles Davis, Frank Zappa and Weather Report. Release coming later in the year.
Asen was commissioned to compose and produce a music piece for BBC Capital. You can listen to the full track and read Damian Fowler's very engaging article about "hold music" in the link bellow.
Here is a video clip of the Asen Doykin Band performing at the 2018 Blue Note Jazz Festival. The performance took place at the iconic Blue Note Jazz Club in Greenwich Village.
Asen finished a week long engagement at some of the best jazz clubs in Belrin, Germany. It was a collaborative project with between Asen Doykin and the renowned saxophonist Vladimir Karparov. Stay tuned for more news about future gigs in Europe with the Doykin/Karparov Band.
Asen is going to perform with his jazz trio featuring the talented singer Jasmina Makota at the Rockaway Beach 31-Hour Summer Fest on August 27th at 2.00 p.m. 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, New York.
Piano students Aria Hadji and Jake Sasfai graduated this Summer from Asen's piano teaching studio. Aria started taking piano and music lessons with Asen when she was six years old. Next week she is heading to Berklee College of Music on a scholarship to pursue a degree in Film Scoring...
Asen is going to perform on March 13th, at 10 p.m. at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1 with the fusion band One More Once. The Band was formed in 1990 with it's personal, eclectic style ranging from the rock, jazz, classical worlds, as well as their own arrangements of...
Asen recently recorded his composition Layered City with the Doykin/Vayenas Band. Please click on the link bellow to listen.
Asen Doykin will be playing at the historic jazz club Ball & Chain in Little Havana in Miami on January 24th thru 28th. He will co-lead a band with the prominent saxophonist Mark Small.
Here is a video of Asen Doykin trio playing the jazz standard "You and the Night and the Music". The trio will perform on December 14th at the holiday concert at the Bulgarian Consulate in New York.
Asen recently played a concert at The Triad Theater in Manhattan with the fusion band One More Once. Please click on the link bellow to hear Asen play with the band on the Moog synthesizer.
Asen Doykin is the featured artist of the month at the Vintage Vibe artist web site. Vintage Vibe is manufacturer of the VV electric tine piano.
Asen is performing his own composition on the instrument together with the Prophet 08 analog synthesizer. Click on the related link to watch and...
Asen composed and produced music for the New York media company Empire Media Productions. Check out the link bellow to hear some of the music as a background for the company's web site.
Asen Doykin joined the roster of musicians playing on the Vintage Vibe electric tine piano. Check out the video link to hear this great instrument.
Asen's composition "Snail On The Slope" is one of the top streamed tunes for January, 2015 on the National Danish Jazz Radio web side.
The piece was recorded with the international jazz formation Transatlantic in Stockholm in 2014.
Watch video of saxophonist Uri Gurvich's "Bab El" concert with Asen Doykin on piano, Peter Slavov on bass, and Ronen Itzik on drums, live from the Berklee College of Music\'s Cafe 939 on Nov. 5, 2014.
Playing and teaching in Stockholm, Sweden in February with the Christian Herluf New York Quartet. The band features Christian Herluf on saxophone, Asen Doykin on piano, Mathias Kunzli on drums and the bassist Pär-Ola Landin.
The Phoenix radio show featuring Open Ended and discussing their new collective, Open Ended Music....
Finished work on the original score for the short independent movie "Welcome to America Gabi". For more information, please visit the web link bellow.
The debut album of the New York jazz formation Open Ended is released on iTunes, Amazon.com and CDbaby.com. The album is featuring the talents of Asen Doykin, Mark Small, Peter Slavov and Colin Stranahan. For more information, please visit www.openendedmusic....
Live performance with Michael Doane on the show Talking About for Queens Public Television at 8.00 p.m.
Open Ended Kickstarter project funded!
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The short movie "If I Leap" directed by J.J. Stone and with original music by Asen Doykin is available for viewing on the video streaming web site Vimeo.com
The movie was featured at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival as well as HBO.
Open Ended is a musical collective put together in New York City by four like-minded musical peers with the idea of total creative collaboration. All four members of the collective are active performers on the New York music scene and bring their own approach to the creative process. Please visit...
Playing piano as a guest musician on the latest album of the New York saxophonist Patrick Cornelius for the jazz label Positone.
Asen Doykin is the featured artists of the iTunes podcast "Piano And All That Jazz".
Original jazz piano music played by the composers themselves...no commercials and no covers. If you would like to listen you can click on the link below.
An original score by Asen will be featured in the short film "If I Leap" on HBO. Please visit the web link for more information.
Music from the album "Meandering Road" available now on Earbits internet radio.
Earbits provides commercial free, high quality radio across a variety of channels. Listeners are encouraged to share their favorite music, connect directly with artists, and support them by purchasing merchandise and live performance tickets. Earbits is not just...
Music for the multimedia project Bez Granizi.
Asen's original score for the short film "If I Leap" will be featured at the 30th Annual Brackenridge Festival of Film and the HBO Short Film Competition. The movie was made by the Brooklyn based Meridian Pictures. For more info please visit the link above.
At the 2010 Cannes Short Film Corner an original score by Asen will be featured in the short film "If I Leap". The movie was made by the Brooklyn based Meridian Pictures.
For more info please visit the link above.
Link to the live recording session at the NPR WBGO studio with the Nick Vayenas Group: Nick Vayenas: valve trombone, compositions, Patrick Cornelius: alto saxophone, Frank LoCrasto: piano and Fender Rhodes, Asen Doykin: synthesizers/programming, Matt Clohesy: acoustic and electric bass,
Recording from the November 2008 gig at Smalls Jazz Club available for listening at the jazz club web site. Click on the link below to listen. The performance is with Peter Slavov on bass and Quincy Davis on drums.
Asen Doykin arranged and produced the music for the upcoming release of the Viet Rock Musical at the Deetjen Theatre in Montlair, NJ.
A controversial, "in-your-face" rock musical, Viet Rock will transport the audience to 1966 and the tumultuous Vietnam Era. Written by feminist playwright Megan Terry, this first-ever rock...
Review of the album "Meandering Road'" posted on the music web site Dark Intervals. Click on the link below to read.
New pictures from the Bulgarian tour with Mark Small uploaded into the gallery section.
Live Broadcast of the Asen Doykin/Mark Small project on the Hristo Botev radio station. Click on the link below to listen.
Bulgarian tour in February 2009 with New York saxophonist Mark Small.
Playing original music by Mark Small and Asen Doykin.
Concerts listed in the performances section.
New videos from the Smalls Jazz Club gig on youtube....
Asen composed and produced the music for TV commercial for the Bulgarian internet giant BTC Group. The whole project is produced by the Bulgarian arm of adverticing agency Leo Burnett. The clip will be on air for the month of December on all major Bulgarian TV networks.
Glenn Astarita of AllAboutJazz.com has posted the first review of Meandering Road. He sumps up the review with:
"Fluid motion and cohesive expressionism are quite noticeable during the preponderance of this entertaining and altogether exhilarating studio session. Given some exposure, Doykin’s artsy approach and enviable chops should raise a...
CD "Meandering Road" available for purchase in Japan through DiskUnion....
New album "Meandering Road' released! The music is available for purchase through CDbaby.com and iTunes.
Asen had just finished mastering his new album "Meandering Road". The album was recorded in New York City and consists of original music and one rearrangement of the Bulgarian traditional song "Hubava Si Moia Goro". Besides Asen on piano, The CD features the amazing musicianship of Peter Slavov-bass, Kendick Scott-drums...
New tracks added to the listen section from the Asen Doykin Trio live concert at the Bulgarian Consulate in Manhattan in December...
Playing weekly in Fall 2006 at the bar/lounge area of The Renaissance Hotel in New York with the wonderful singer Joni Paladin.
Please, visit the performance link for details.
Martin Liubenov's latest CD "Veselina" is available at the www.choicemusic.nl and parisjazzcorner.com web sites.
Assen Doykin plays the piano on four tracks.
Martin Lubenov is already among the top Balkan-accordionists. Comparable to his famous colleague Peter Ralchev, Martin Lubenov very early found his own style. With breathtaking...
Jeremy's new cd is an acoustic blend of rock and pop that gleans it’s inspiration from an era of analog tape and tube warmth.
Assen Doykin recorded the piano tracks for the CD.
A concert of Assen Doykin's music, sponsored by Steinway & Sons will take place at the world famous Steinway Hall New York on January 7th, 2006.
An article about Bansko Jazz Fest 2005 and about the Assen Doykin Band was released on the web page of the Bulgarian newspaper
Sofia Echo www.sofiaecho....
Concert of the Assen Doykin Trio will be broadcasted on July 31tst, 12.30 a.m. on Chanel 1 of the Bulgarian National TV network.
A material about The Piano School of NYC will be broadcasted on NBC Channel 4 News on December 19th at 7:15AM. Mr. Doykin is a faculty member of this renowned New York-based piano school.
Assen Doykin's trio performance at the Apollonia Art Festival 2004 will be broadcasted on the Bulgarian National TV Channel 1 on October 1st from 10.25 p.m., Bulgarian time. The concert took place on September 3rd 2004 at the Black Sea town of Sozopol.
New pictures added from Assen Doykin's summer performances in Bulgaria 2004.
An article about Varna Jazz Fest 2004 and the concert of Bennie Maupin Quartet, featuring Assen Doykin on the piano has been published in the August web edition of the Bulgarian magazine AZ.
Assen has been selected as one of the five finalists in the prestigious Great American Jazz Piano Competition. The Great American Jazz Piano Competition is held in conjunction with the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, April 30-May 2, 2004. The competition will take place on Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 7.00...
Freshly uploaded track for Houston based Scorpion Oil Tools' web site. The track, SCORPLAB, written and produced for Fluxure by Ziv Damary and features Assen Doykin on keyboards. Click the launch related site button below to check it out....
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