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
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.