Born: August 12, 1985 Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Pavel Arakelian, was born in 1985 in Baku,in 1988 he moved to Minsk, where he finished musical school(piano classes,teacher-Galutkina L.G.)
In 2000 he entered Jazz department of Musical College named after Glinka(saxophone classes),which he finished in 2004.
Professors: Anatoliy Radiukov,Vladimir Felgin,Valeriy Sheritsa.
Participation: The first Republican festival of saxophonists Saxomania (Minsk,DK MTZ)-2003;
International festival Ochakovo Blues (Moscow,Dinamo stadium) as a member of Svet&Al boogie band-2003;
Republican festival The giants of Belarussian Jazz-The Jazz Oscar (Minsk,DK RCTU)-2006;
International festival JAZZ Koktebel (Koktebel,Voloshinskaya scene) as a member of jazz-group Apple Tea-2006;
International festival Zaporozhskiy JAM (Zaporozh'e,Glinka concert hall) as a member of jazz-group Apple Tea-2006;
International festival Jazz on Dnepr (Dnepropetrovsk,Gorki theatre) as a member of jazz-group Apple Tea-2006;
Republican festival of saxophonists Saxophone-The King of Jazz (Minsk,DK RCTU)-2006;
International festival Siauliai Jazz (Siauliai,Lithuania) as a member of jazz-group Apple Tea-2007.
As a session musician he performed with many guest jazz-stars like Sergey Manukyan,Lev Kushnir and Karina Kozhevnikova, Deborah Brown and Mike del Ferro.
Style - Jazz. Instrument - Saxophone,flute,keyboards. Favorite musicians - Sonny Rollins,Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, Joe Lovano, James Carter, Roland Kirk, Monty Alexander, Joe Pass, J-J Johnson, Freddie Hubbard,David Liebman.
Since 2006 he called *The best saxophone player in Belarus* by press. At present he is a leader of his original project *The Outsiders* and hard-bop group *Speakeasy*.
On Line Press: Concert at Philarmonic Hall,*Jazz-Quadrate* The Best Jazzman 2006,*Vecherniy Minsk* Jazz with Deborah Brown,*Belgazeta* About performance with Deborah Brown,*American Voices* Pavel Arakelian's benefit,*Jazz-Quadrate* Interview to the web-portal *Concert.by* *The Outsiders* at the *Guberniya*,*Jazz-Quadrate* *The Outsiders* at the RCTU,*Jazz-Qadrate*