Saxophonist, composer, arranger, laureate of international jazz competitions, band leader, and overall a serious and deep-thinking musician. His distinctive style of playing features filigree nuances, inventive improvisation, finest lyricism, and powerful energy.
Evgeny’s musical career has developed quite rapidly: he started to play flute at the age of 8 at the Rostov Children Jazz School n/a Kim Nazaretov, then switching to saxophone at the age of 10, and soon after becoming a soloist of Children Big-Band.
At the age of 14 he was invited to join The Municipal Kim Nazaretov Big-Band and later at 19 took the Grand-prix at International Young Jazz Performers competition (Rostov-on-Don).
In 2007 Evgeny moved to Leipzig, Germany to continue his jazz education at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig. He studied there with Johanes Enders (saxophone), Richie Beirach (ensemble) and Uwe Plath (saxophone). Currently, Evgeny under goes a master’s degree in music (with emphasis on composition and arranging) at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.
Evgeny’s international jazz career started with East West European Jazz Orchestra project in Rostov-on-Don in 2004. With the band and another one he has visited Germany, Russia, Serbia, Czech Republic, and The Netherlands. Concurrently, Evgeny takes part in various projects, among which are Eva Klesse Quartett, Moritz und Das Große Alte Problem, Big Jazz Thing, Ringodell, and others.
In 2009 Evgeny Ring formed his own quartet featuring Philipp Rohmer on bass, Sasha Stiehler on piano, and Dominique “Gaga” Ehlert on drums. In 2010 they released their first album «Ya Tashus» with all compositions written by Evgeny. By playing numerous concerts in Germany and Russia the band got well known on the jazz scene, subsequently winning numerous competitions, among which were «Internationalen Jazzpreis Burghausen» and «Jazz Wettbewerb Hoeilaart Belgien».
In 2015 the second album will be released on UNIT Records, a Swiss jazz label. The name of the album is «Mesokosmos». It is about the thought of an artificially created world with room for observations and experiments. The nine songs on the album vary between traditional structure and modern interpretation connecting listeners’ expectations with improvisatory freedom.