Live People Ensemble is a Moscow-based band that was founded in 2009 by Russian pianist and composer Natalya Skvortsova. They play original music that feels stylistically close to contemporary European jazz, while also incorporating influences from the band members’ personal and cultural backgrounds. The musicians use various elements of jazz and art music tradition, folk and world music, and contemporary rhythmic and harmonic-rhythmic structures to convey emotion and live energy in their music.
Live People Ensemble performs both original music written by bandleader Natalya Skvortsova and the other band members, and original arrangements of popular jazz pieces. The musicians work together on every arrangement. Live People Ensemble’s music is original, sincere, thoughtful and inspired.
The band has performed at many jazz festivals, and been awarded numerous prizes at various contests. Live People Ensemble has published 3 albums, and have launched their fourth album, “High Water,” on January 28, 2020.