Born: October 27, 1961
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). Downbeat magazine in his recent review of Umbria Jazz Festival compared the Orchestra to three finest jazz orchestras of all times: “The Igor Butman Big Band ... offered a 90-minute set that displayed their mastery of post-Dizzy Gillespie jazz orchestra language, rendering both bright numbers and ballads with the precision, flair and swing of the Atomic-era Basie Band on steroids and a “We will crush you” attitude reminiscent of the better editions of the Buddy Rich Orchestra...” ...
AwardsPeople's Artist of Russia, 2011
Blues for 4Butman Music Records
Magic LandSony Classical
The Eternal TriangleAccess Industries
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