Born: November 4, 1980 Primary Instrument: Piano
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. With Confusion, he toured Israel and made several appearances at the Red Sea Jazz Festival....
Awards:2011 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for the CD, The Stanley Clarke Band, for his contribution in writing, performing and producing.
Bob Davis Concert Review: Stanley Clarke Band (w/Hiromi Uehara) @ Keswick in Philly (6/21/2010) - Ruslan Sirota on electric keyboards sounds like Chick Corea on his BEST DAYS
DETROIT on 2.11.11 Motorcityblog.blogspot Ruslan Sirota's debut simply titled Ruslan displays the arrival of a talented sideman about to take the spotlight.