Multi-Award winning guitarist, bandleader and producer Roman Miroshnichenko was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) today as a Nominee in The 17th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs). Nominated for the Best Instrumental Song Category Roman's composition Song For Godfather Of Fusion" was dedicated to one of the greatest guitar players of all time Larry Coryell
. The winning projects were selected by blue-ribbon panels of top recording artists that included: Robert Smith, Tom Waits
, Gloria Gaynor, Todd Rundgren, Lee Ann Womack, David Rosenthal
, Alan Paul
, Nicole Atkins, Paquito D'Rivera, to name a few. Previous IMA Winners and Nominees including: George Benson
, Jeff Healey, Larry Carlton
, David Sanborn
, Paul Wertico
, Paquito D'Rivera
, Macy Gray
, among many others; and influential press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim.
Larry Coryell Official Facebook Tributary commented: Congratulations Roman! And many many thanks for dedicating this to Larry and it’s so special that he actually heard this tune before you recorded it!"
Being the 2009-2019 Independent Music Awards 4-times winner, USA Songwriting Competition First Prize winner and Russia’s most prominent and celebrated guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko is featured in The Great Jazz Guitarists Encyclopedia
by Hal Leonard Books, the most comprehensive and competent guide to jazz guitarists ever published (from Django Reinhardt
to John McLaughlin
and beyond). During his career Miroshnichenko has performed/recorded with such musicians as Steve Vai, Jennifer Batten, Marco Mendoza, Heather Headley, Djivan Gasparyan, Dominique di Piazza
, to name a few. For a few years, he played in a duo with Larry Coryell.
Roman's adventurous complex playing and songs take the listener on a tour de force journey. Carrying on with a great tradition of fusion well done!" —Al Di Meola
Winners will be announced at Symphony Space Performing Arts Center in New York on June 21st-22nd