Dmitry Baevsky

Dmitry Baevsky was born in St-Petersburg, Russia in 1976. He started piano lessons at six and discovered his passion and seriousness for music as a teenager, when he picked up an alto saxophone. In 1991, he entered the Mussorgsky College of Music in St-Petersburg and studied with the brilliant Russian jazz saxophonist Gennady Goldstein. Throughout the nineties, Dmitry Baevsky appeared in many jazz venues and international festivals throughout Russia. In addition, he participated and was awarded prize places in several jazz and classical competitions. Upon his arrival in New York in 1996, he was accepted to the Jazz Department at the New School University on a full scholarship. After finishing college, Baevsky stayed in New York and remained busy working within the local New York jazz community. In 2005, he released his first CD as a leader “Introducing Dmitry Baevsky” (Lineage Records). The album features such masters as Cedar Walton, Jimmy Cobb and John Webber.

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”Dmitry is an important new voice, distilling the jazz tradition to produce a thoughtful, probing here-and-now feel.” Marc Myers, JAZZWAX

“Dmitry Baevsky is a mind-blower, a major new alto saxophonist. Lots of jazz musicians can play fast (though perhaps not this fast), but Baevsky, as he rockets by, does some unusual things. First, ideas pour out of him in exhilarating extravagance, as if from a bottomless well of creativity or a perpetual-motion music machine. Second, despite their velocity, Baevsky's improvisations deeply cohere. Third, he makes balls-to-thewall bop into something pretty

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