JP3 (Jivko Petrov Trio) are Jivko Petrov (piano), Vesselin Vesselinov – Eko (bass), Dimitar Semov (drums). The trio formed in 2004 and quickly became one of the most successful Bulgarian jazz formations. Two years later, after tens of club and festival appearances, the trio released the first ever live concert DVD in Bulgaria.
In November 2006, their performance at the Military club in Sofia was recorded and filmed for the DVD Understandable.
The trio released its first studio album It’s a Dream in 2012 with guest musician Vasko Vassilev.
Through the years JP3 released a string of singles and two studio albums, played hundreds of gigs in local and international festivals and support some of the biggest names in Bulgarian pop and jazz – people like Beloslava, Yulduz Ibrahimova, Hilda Kazasyan, Camelia Todorova, Maria Ilieva, Orlin Pavlov, Lyubo Kirov, Vasil Petrov and more.
The repertoire of Detska Kitka is diverse, including works from the European pre-classical, classical and romantic periods, orthodox Christian and Catholic songs, Bulgarian folklore, contemporary Bulgarian music, spiritual, jazz standards and children songs.
In the last few years the choir is collaborating with dancer Galina Borisova who created choreography for some of the songs.
Working with the choir, the conductor Yana Deliradeva seeks diversity and new challenges for herself and the girls.
On November 3 the choir will perform at Plovdiv Jazz Fest 2015 with two jazz standards – Lullaby of Birdland by George Shearing and It Don’t Mean a Thing by Duke Ellington, arranged by Mac Huff.
Joining the choir will be Jerry Martin on saxophone, Dimitar Semov on drums and Sonya Zapryanova on piano.