“Konstantin is bassist and composer with refined and world-class music!”

Karl Ackermann, New York Jazz Record



“Very sensuous music, with more than enough of the intellect to engage the mind.”

Budd Kopman, All About Jazz










Konstantin Ionenko is a Ukrainian-based bassist & composer. He was born in Kharkiv, and got education at College of Music & University Of Arts (Conservatory). In 2003 moved to Kiev, where started playing with local jazz musicians in a variety of bands. At that time he travelled a lot, working in Europe & USA.


Few years later Konstantin started working at Kiev Institute of Music, teaching bass & improvisation. He was also actively engaged in running workshops and jazz clinics. Apart from the academic career, he remained one of the most in-demand bass players in Ukrainian music business, being a constant member of the best jazz projects, sideman to popular artists & tv-shows, engaged in lots of touring and recording sessions.


The year 2014 was very fruitful for Konstantin as a composer and band leader, since at that time two debut albums with original music composed by Konstantin were released. The first one - “Deep Immersion”, was recorded by Konstantin Ionenko Quintet, the second one was the CD named “Flow”, recorded by Konstantin’s co-leaded jazz quartet named Deep Tone project. Both of these albums were highly appreciated by various worldwide jazz critics and magazines, including "All About Jazz", "New York Jazz Record", to mention a few. 


One of the most prominent Konstantin’s projects was the international quartet, which included Ukrainian and Berlin-based musicians. In 2015 the quartet came up with an an album of original contemporary improvisation music called “Noema”. The CD was highly praised by critics around the world, and was listed in best recordings of the year at “All About Jazz”. 


In 2016 Deep Tone published their new album at famous Spanish label “Fresh Sound New Talent”. It was the only Ukrainian album released by the foreign label in year 2016.


Last few years were the busiest in Konstantin’s career. His touring geography is vast: France, Germany, Spain, Italy, UK, Poland, Baltic Countries, Slovakia, Japan, etc. During the tour around USA he performed in United Nations Headquarter and in the White House.


At the time being Konstantin Ionenko is one of the most inspired and creative young artists on Ukrainian jazz scene. He is a virtuoso musician as well as deep thinking composer, who is deeply appreciated by the audience, jazz critics and fellow jazz musicians.