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Igor Butman


World famous saxophone player and producer Igor Butman enjoys one of the most successful and flamboyant careers in the history of modern jazz. Berklee alumnus runs Moscow Jazz Orchestra aka Igor Butman Orchestra and Igor Butman Quartet, their intensive schedule include regular US tours and the most important European and Asian jazz festivals (in 2013 Igor's orchestra, rendered by Downbeat as "an outfit of virtuosos", took part in Umbria Jazz Festival, Jazz à Juan and Wigan Jazz Festival while he performed as a soloist with a symphonic orchestra in Singapore and with IB Quartet in India)


Only Now

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: Egyptian Nights; Verdict; You’ve Got E-mail; Golden Sun Ray; Only Now; Blues for Wynton; Falling Grace; Baby I Love You; Blues for Wynton (quintet).


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Dan McCarthy, Igor Butman and Harold Betters

Read "Dan McCarthy, Igor Butman and Harold Betters" reviewed by Joe Dimino

From the world of Hunter S. Thompson, we begin the 781st Episode of Neon Jazz with a song off vibraphonist Dan McCarthy Songs of the Doomed. From there, we get one more from the Hunter tributes with Pete Candoli with the Salty Dog Rag. On this final show of November, we profile some quality cats with ...


News: Event

Post-Soviet Jazz: Celebrating 100 Years Of Russian Jazz In 2022

Post-Soviet Jazz: Celebrating 100 Years Of Russian Jazz In 2022

One fine day in 1921, Russian dancer, poet and performer Valentin Parnakh was in jny: Paris, France when he first heard jazz music. Immediately beguiled, he decided to bring it back to his native Russia, and started planning the first-ever jazz concert performed by Russian artists. Traveling from Paris to jny: Moscow via jny: Berlin, where ...


Article: Album Review

Igor Butman: Only Now

Read "Only Now" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Tenor saxophonist Igor Butman, born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, is one of a number of jazz musicians from Europe and Asia whose love for the music was nourished by nightly broadcasts from the Voice of America. Since emigrating to America in 1987 (he holds dual citizenship), Butman's virtuosity has been recognized by enthusiasts up ...


Article: Catching Up With

Igor Butman: dalla Russia con Jazz.

Read "Igor Butman: dalla Russia con Jazz." reviewed by Emmanuel Di Tommaso

Igor Butman è il jazzista russo di maggiore visbilità internazionale, grazie ad una carriera di successo che lo ha visto protagonista, in particolare, della costruzione di un ponte tra la scena Moscovita e quella Newyorchese. Grazie ad una mentalità globale ha trovato un equilibrio tra conoscenza della tradizione e immersione nel presente, che ha sviluppato anche ...


News: Performance / Tour

Igor Butman: Russian Jazz at Dizzy’s

Igor Butman: Russian Jazz at Dizzy’s

Jazz internationalization has widened in the last few decades to include musicians from practically every country imaginable. At Jazz @ Lincoln Center the programming has reflected this phenomenon and patrons have been given generous helpings of foreign artistry. The club has become a veritable hub for this music and thus enhanced Gotham's reputation as the world's ...


Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring--and likely recording--career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...


Article: Catching Up With

Sylwester Ostrowski: la musica come celebrazione della vita

Read "Sylwester Ostrowski: la musica come celebrazione della vita" reviewed by Emmanuel Di Tommaso

Il sassofonista polacco Sylwester Ostrowski non è solo un brillante musicista e produttore, ma anche un promotore culturale di grande successo. In particolare, è fondatore e organizzatore dello Szczecin Jazz Festival, un evento che si svolge nella sua città natale in Polonia. Nel momento in cui Ostrowski ha ripreso a suonare dal vivo in tutta Europa ...


Article: Catching Up With

Sylwester Ostrowski: Music As A Celebration Of Life

Read "Sylwester Ostrowski: Music As A Celebration Of Life" reviewed by Emmanuel Di Tommaso

Polish saxophonist Sylwester Ostrowski is not only a brilliant musician and producer, but an equally successful cultural promoter. In particular, he is the founder and organizer of the Szczecin Jazz Festival, a celebrated festival he organizes in his native city. As soon as he hit the road after the hiatus forced by the pandemic, we had ...


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