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Ruslan Sirota

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: December 4, 1980    

Ruslan Sirota

Ruslan Sirota (born November 4, 1980) is a Grammy Award winning pianist, keyboardist, composer and producer.

Biography

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....
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Awards

2011 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for the CD, The Stanley Clarke Band, for his contribution in writing, performing and producing.
Music On Top -Album Review Friday, December 28, 2012 - “Ruslan, from pianist-keyboarder Ruslan Sirota, is the debut of a talented contemporary composer and musician. His playing is stellar, as are his color-filled compositions on this recording. Sirota sings and vocalizes on the project as well, with a sound that would appeal to fans of Radiohead or Coldplay as well. Sirota enlists a solid group of players on the effort, including the producer of the project, the renown bassist Stanley Clarke. He’s also joined by drummers Michael White, Ronald Bruner, Jr. and Jimmy Paxson, and guitarists Roy Kariok and John Shannon. Ukraine-born talent is accompanied by keyboard masters Chick Corea and George Duke on duets of one tune respectively. Sirota brings an exciting new voice to the scene that stretches the boundaries and accessibilities of instrumental music.”

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.”

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Ruslan (2011)
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