Content by tag "Moscow"

MUSICIAN Born:

Evgeny Pobozhiy

Evgeny Pobozhiy is a famous jazz and fusion virtuoso guitarist and composer, one of the leaders of Moscow jazz scene. As a member of numerous projects of Igor Butman including Igor Butman Quintet and Moscow Jazz Orchestra he added a perfect sound of his versatile guitar to dozens of international projects which featured Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Manhattan Transfer, Dee Dee Bridgewater and other superstars. Pobozhiy is fueling a fast growth of his solo career by creating international projects with young jazz stars from USA, Europe, Asia and Russia. His latest musical videos featuring Federico Malaman, Anton Davidyants and Gergo Borlai became viral on Youtube

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Vitaly Golovnev

Trumpeter Vitaly Golovnev was born on February 21. 1976 in Nalchik, Russia into a family of musicians. Throughout 90s, he extensively studied Classical and Jazz music in such an established schools of Russia as National College of Musical Arts and Russian Academy of Music named after Gnesins. During that time Mr. Golovnev has performed with well known musicians and veterans of Russian/Soviet Jazz Scene and has established his reputation as new coming talent. In November of 2003 Mr. Golovnev moved to New York City. Since his arrival he has found himself in high demand working with many of New York’s most prominent Big Band’s including the Mingus Big Band, David Berger and "Sultans Of Swing" Orchestra, Arturo O'Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Brooklyn Big Band, and Hal McKusick Nonet as well as many Jazz combos

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Pavel Skornyakov

PAVEL "PASHA" SKORNYAKOV is a Russian jazz saxophonist living in Moscow, and a rising star on the international jazz scene. As a gifted composer and musician, Pavel is a virtuoso of the alto sax, soprano sax, tenor sax, and flute. He has already forged an impressive chain of successes: in addition to performing in cities across his native Russia, Skornyakov has performed in shows throughout Europe and Asia. In 2017, he toured South Korea along with famed Korean musicians and became an endorser of Kim’s Korea Saxophone. Most recently, Skornyakov’s debut album, Early Season, was released in June 2018 on the German jazz label, nagel heyer records

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Russian Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko celebrates his creative life jubilee with "Ascension"

Russian Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko celebrates his creative life jubilee with "Ascension"

Ascension was recorded with his long time band and includes Val Chernook on drums and Oleg Kanakov on bass. He is also joined by special guests: Grammy-winning violinist Charlie Bisharat, Argentinian pianist Mario Parmisano, renown Floridian musicians Luis Alicea (drums) and Aron Ferre (keyboards), Danish virtuoso Henrik Andersen and world class percussionist Gumbi Ortiz. Al Di Meola, ...

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Drummer Sasha Mashin Releases "Outside The Box" on Rainy Days Records

Drummer Sasha Mashin Releases "Outside The Box" on Rainy Days Records

“When I lived in jny: St. Petersburg, Sasha to me was the main drummer—the most creative, most contemporary, most looking-forward, everything else. When he moved to jny: Moscow, I actually left, too, and one reason was because playing with him regularly wasn’t possible any more.” —Zhenya Strigalev One Russian equivalent of “outside the box” (вне коробки [vne ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Sasha Mashin

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.

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Pianist Yelena Eckemoff Sonically Recreates Memories Of Her Past With Stellar Ensemble On "In The Shadow Of A Cloud" - Available August 4

Pianist Yelena Eckemoff Sonically Recreates Memories Of Her Past With Stellar Ensemble On "In The Shadow Of A Cloud" - Available August 4

A self-described ‘old fashioned romantic,’ Moscow-born pianist-composer Yelena Eckemoff once again demonstrates uncommon lyricism and a gift for melody on In the Shadow of a Cloud, her 11th recording since transitioning from the classical world to jazz back in 2010 with the release of Cold Sun (with bassist Mads Vinding and drummer Peter Erskine) on her ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Slava Ganelin, Alexey Kruglov, Oleg Yudanov: Us

Read "Us" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Con lo stesso titolo di uno dei più celebrati album di Peter Gabriel, torna un artista nel suo orticello altrettanto leggendario, quello Slava (al secolo Vyacheslav) Ganelin che a cavallo fra anni Settanta e Ottanta alla testa del ben noto Ganelin Trio fece alzare le orecchie a parecchi a proposito di quanto il nuovo jazz era ...

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Slava Ganelin / Lenny Sendersky: Hotel Cinema

Read "Hotel Cinema" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Back when electronics instruments entered the vanguard of jazz, rock and other genres, the old adage, man vs. machine became a proverbial response due to excessive gyrations and overly hectic interplay between conventional instrumentalists and synth performers. Thankfully, things settled down and a maturation process evolved over time. Fast forwarding to the modern era, well-travelled Russians, ...