Sasha Mashin was born in 1976 in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1991 he joined the Kvadrat jazz-club where he met
many jazz musicians of St. Petersburg.
After studying for two months at the Musorgsky Music School, he decided to start his professional career as an
artist and quit the school.
From 1995 to 1998, Sasha was a permanent member of the quartet of saxophonist Igor Butman.
In 1998, Sasha participated in the creation of MosGorTrio band and moved to Moscow where he also kept busy
collaborating with some of Russia’s best jazz musicians.
In 2005 Sasha Mashin participated in the educational program Open World Program USA in New York and played
with such legends as Clark Terry, Kenny Barron and Jimmy Heath at the Blue Note Jazz Club.
Since 2008 Sasha has invited many foreign musicians to perform along with his band all over Russia.
Sasha Mashin performed with a long list of musicians such as Benny Golson, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Kenny
Barron, Johnny Griffin, Lew Tabackin, Eddy Henderson, James Spaulding, Steve Slagle, Gary Smulyan, Larry
Schneider, Mark Turner, Craig Handy, Donny McCazlin, Alex Sipiagin, JD Walter, Dhafer Youssef and many others.