Uralskiy Dixieland is considered to be one of the best traditional jazz bands in Russia. The members of
the band are masters not only of dixieland jazz but also a variety of modern jazz genres from
mainstream and bebop to jazz rock and smooth jazz. However, trad jazz remains to be the heart of
Uralskiy Dixieland’s repertory.
Uralskiy Dixieland was formed in Chelyabinsk in 1969 under the aegis of the regional Philharmonic
under the leadership of jazz musician and trumpeter Igor Bourco. Over the years, the band has
performed throughout Russia, former USSR, and most European countries