about

Odyssey was born in Germany, spent his childhood in Syberia and received musical education in Moscow. 
He graduated from the Chair of Jazz Piano at the Scryabin Music College and has studied at the Composition Chair at the Moscow P. I. Chaikovsky Conservatory. 
He teaches improvisation and musical information 
science since 1988. He was a winner of the pianists’ competition at the 29th Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland).
He participated in many international festivals, 
including those in Detroit, Brussels, Posnan, Stockholm, 
Dubai, Moscow.
His albums, as well as sheet music publications, 
were released through Melodia, the oldest Russian label. 
He has his own entry as a musician in “Jazz, 20th century; The Great Russian Encyclopedia of Jazz”.


"Given that jazz has been such a great American gift to 
the world, it is only fitting that the rest of the world should
reciprocate by offering back jazz molded and shaded 
with the experience of musicians in, for example, Buenos Aires, Cape Town and London; Ankara, Tokyo and Moscow.
Moscow-based, German-born pianist Odyssey Bogussevich may be virtually unknown in this country, but on the basis of his eponymous CD release, he is an artist who will be embraced warmly when audiences get a chance to encounter him firsthand. He moves seamlessly between funk fusion and swing, folkloric escapades and bop, Tin Pan Alley and the avant garde; he melds conservatory training with insights that can only be glimpsed in pressure-cooker jam sessions. Which is to say, he comes off as an artist projecting a singular sensibility rather than technician of disparate skills.»
W.Kim Heron,
(Managing Editor, Metro Times, Radio host, TV co-host, Detroit Sunday Journal).

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