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Arts Calendar / November 9 / Concerts
19:00 Igor Butman and Moscow Jazz Orchestra (Russia)
Moscow Jazz Orchestra rendered by Downbeat as “an outfit of virtuosos” is one of the world's hottest jazz orchestras and features 17 splendid jazz musicians. Essentially it is Igor Butman Orchestra, founded in 1999 by the world famous saxophone player Igor Butman. Since then his Big Band has frequently toured Russia, Europe, and the USA, appearing at many of the world's most prestigious jazz venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, "Birdland" and others. In 2012 Igor Butman Orchestra became The Moscow state jazz orchestra conducted by Igor Butman. Downbeat magazine in its recent review of the Umbria Jazz Festival compared the Orchestra to the three finest jazz orchestras of all time: “The Igor Butman Big Band... offered a 90-minute set that displayed their mastery of post-Dizzy Gillespie jazz orchestra language, rendering both bright numbers and ballads with the precision, flair and swing of the Atomic-era Basie Band on steroids and a “We will crush you” attitude reminiscent of the better editions of the Buddy Rich Orchestra...”
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