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Ruslan Sirota

Ruslan Sirota (born November 4, 1980) is a Grammy Award winning pianist, keyboardist, composer and producer. Ruslan was born in Uman, Ukraine to a Jewish family on November 4, 1980. His father, Yefim, who was an active local guitarist, had introduced him to music at an early age. Picking up guitar around the age of four, Ruslan had transitioned to piano around the age of seven. In 1990, his family moved to Israel, where he continued to study piano at the Bat-Yam music school. At approximately 14, Ruslan discovered jazz, instantly showing imminent interest. By the age of 16, he was the "wunderkind" keyboardist for the then- popular Israeli jazz fusion band, "Confusion"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ruslan Sirota: A Journey Away

Read "Ruslan Sirota: A Journey Away" reviewed by Mackenzie Horne

Ruslan Sirota would bristle against the classification of “pianist," “multi-instrumentalist," or “composer." He is, of course, all of these things... which is precisely the point. Raised on the songs of the Soviet and nurtured by the fusion alumni of the 1960s, Sirota has thus far navigated his professional career with an acute sense of sound, unencumbered ...

A Lifetime Away

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Bee's Knees; These Moments; Âme Agitée; A Lifetime Away; Picardy; That Time Again (Christmas at the Grove); Brazil; Tashi Tashi; Father to Me; In the Beginning; Demure; Evening in the Harbor (Russian War Song); My Silence.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ruslan Sirota: A Lifetime Away

Read "A Lifetime Away" reviewed by Mackenzie Horne

The Ruslan Sirota who engineered A Lifetime Away (Ruslan Sirota, 2019) has been years in the making. Sirota, who tends to view growth in terms of saying the most with the least, has developed an objective sophistication since the release of his self-titled debut record in 2011. More unified in mind and spirit, he has manifested ...

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Bass Legend Stanley Clarke’s New Album Up Reaches New Heights The Stanley Clarke Band: Up

Bass Legend Stanley Clarke’s New Album Up Reaches New Heights The Stanley Clarke Band: Up

Bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke’s new recording, The Stanley Clarke Band: UP, is scheduled for release September 30 on the Mack Avenue Records label. He considers UP to be the most energetic, fun, rhythmic and upbeat album that he has ever done and with more than forty albums under his belt, that’s saying quite a lot. Clarke’s ...

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Bass Legend Stanley Clarke Presents Invitation Concert Series At The Montreal Jazz Festival June 28 - July 1

Bass Legend Stanley Clarke Presents Invitation Concert Series At The Montreal Jazz Festival June 28 - July 1

Stanley Clarke was honored at the Montreal Jazz Festival with the 18th prestigious Miles Davis Award in 2011. This award is presented to tribute a great international jazz musician for the entire body of his or her work and for that musician’s influence in regenerating the jazz idiom. An extension of the award is the privilege ...

Ruslan

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2011

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Stanley Clarke: Path Maker

Read "Stanley Clarke: Path Maker" reviewed by Esther Berlanga-Ryan

Innovation is a cherished quality in any art form and, truth be told, some follow greatness while others create the patterns that make that same greatness possible. There are teachers, and then, there are students. In jazz, musicians skilled in all sorts of instruments tend to look at their older peers in amazement, and challenges within ...


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