Igor Butman - Randy Brecker (Russia / USA)
Fostering cross-cultural communication between the United States and Russia through the language of music and the deeply democratic art-form of jazz, Igor Butman meets Randy Brecker to form a versatile and truly virtuosic sextet.
Igor Butman - saxophone
Randy Brecker - trumpet
Evgeny Pobozhiy - guitar
Oleg Akkuratov - piano, vocals
Sergey Korchagin - bass
Eduard Zizak - drums
On Stage: 6
Travel party: 10
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World famous saxophonist, bandleader and producer Igor Butman is considered one of Russia’s most well known and respected jazz musicians. Butman has released over 10 albums both as a leader and co-leader, including the “Magic Land” (Sony Classic) with Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, John Patitucci, Stefon Harris and Randy Brecker, which went Gold in Russia and became a bestseller in the United States and Germany. In 2016, Criss Cross Jazz released “Reflections” by Igor Butman-Conrad Herwig Sextet featuring Alex Sipiagin, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Dave Kikoski and Kenny Davis. Igor produces eleven high-scale international jazz festivals — including Triumph of Jazz in Moscow, Tula and St. Petersburg, Sochi Jazz Festival, Jazz Seasons to name a few. Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for over five decades with a history as varied as it is distinguished. His versatility has made him a popular studio musician. Randy Brecker' trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa. The other members of the sextet are a congregation of Russia's topmost jazz soloists: guitarist Evgeny Pobozhiy, extraordinary pianist and vocalist Oleg Akkuratov, bass player Sergey Korchagin and drummer Eduard Zizak.