Ilya Dynov is a New York based internationally acclaimed drummer, vibraphonist and percussionist. He was cited many times in international press, as being virtuoso, fantastic, astonishing, etc. Ilya has performed internationally on major festivals and clubs as a drummer, soloist and ensemble musician. Listed are the festivals Bohemia Jazz Festival Czech Republic, Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival Lithuania, Internationales Jugend-Musikfestival, Germany, Sfinks Mixed Festival Antwerpen, Belgium, Landjuweel Festival, Belgium. Jazz-club performances include FatCat, Bar Next Door and 55Bar NY, Bacchanale, Gasa Gasa New Orleans and many Europeans jazz clubs. 

Live@55Bar, NYC, April 2019


In New York City, Ilya has been leading his own band. On July 2nd 2022, Ilya recorded his debut album “Bridges” with all original music featuring master players Alex Norris on trumpet, Lonnie Plaxico on bass and Jihee Heo on piano. He has also been involved in variouse groups such as The Woodsiders Collective and MicroCorgi with the New Orleans pianist Andrew McGowan and Japanese NY based guitarist Yuto Kanazawa. They brought out the album MicroCosmos on November 20th 2020, that has received great reviews internationally. Aside from being a drummer, he is also a composer in the band. Ilya has played in many jazz clubs in New York including the 55Bar, Bar Next Door and FatCat and played with different formations and musicians.  Ilya is also recording with the  singer/guitarist Kaleta (Leon Ligan-Majek)- known from playing with Fela Kuti, King Sunny Abe and Lauren Hill.


Most recent Ilya did a successful tour in Belgium in April 2022 with his piano trio formation. His own group also performs regular in New York City.  Ilya also toured with the band MicroCorgi in New Orleans and Dallas in 2018 as one of the leading members of the band. In 2016 Ilya Dynov went on a European tour with the Israeli electro-acoustic band Niogi in the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Austria, Germany and played next to jazz club concerts major festivals including the Bohemia JazzFest Czech Republic and Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival, Lithuania.



As a soloist, Ilya was invited 3 times in a row to perform as a at the Internationales Jugend-Musikfestival’ in Rodachtal Germany. The performances have been praised in the German press and has been described as virtuoso, astonishing and fantastic by major newspapers, among them the German major media company Infranken.de. The first time he performed the marimba concerto of Séjourné as a soloist with orchestra, the second time he performed as a vibraphone solist performing the vibraphone concerto of SaverioTasca. Because of the succes of the previouse two festivals, Ilya was invited a third time and performed in duo with a classical singer!
Next to this he was invited to perform two solo percussion concerts as well as a masterclass, invited by ‘Conservatoriu Crba’ in Beja, Portugal.


As a percussionist, Ilya is a basic member of the international percussion group, the “Bracket Percussion Ensemble”. Together with the Bracket Percussion Ensemble, Ilya created innovative projects connecting Western and Eastern Cultures, including the popular musical theater production “Vlinders” (“Butterflies”), resulting in many leading festival and venue performances in Belgium including the Festival of Springs in Bozar, Brussels, Sfinks Mixed Festival Antwerpen,  Boze Wolf International Festival, Aarschot, Landjuweel Festival Gent, Liefde tussen de Lijnen Festival, Oostende, Chinese Moon Festival at the MAS Antwerpen, ACPB Lunar Festival in University Gent and T-Group Leuven, De Centrale Gent, etc. Ilya was cited with the Bracket Percussion by major Chinese and Chinese-Belgian press, including Chinese Radio International, Oushinet.com, Sing Tao Daily (European Edition) and Chinacityinfo.be.


Ilya Dynov has also performed with acclaimed orchestras and ensembles including “Orchestre Royal Philarmonique de Liège”, playing major venues including the Musikverein Vienna, Austria; Salle de Philarmonie de Liège, Belgium.

Ilya Dynov is a Belgian musician holding a Masters in Arts Degree at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Word and Dance, Antwerpen, Belgium.