Former US President Bill Clinton called Igor Butman “my favorite living saxophone player!” Now Igor returns to Feinstein’s/ 54 Below, after his previous sold-out engagements.
This performance will celebrate the release of his new recording “Igor Butman and Friends” and a few special guests will join him on stage!
Igor Butman Quartet, led by world famous saxophone player Igor Butman, is a unity of four Russia’s topmost jazz soloists, working together since 1999. During these years the band has evolved into Russia’s best touring hardcore jazz unit. The rhythm section of the Qurtet is the strongest in Russian straight-ahead jazz, and consists of pianist Nick Levinovsky, acoustic bass player Vitaly Solomonov and drummer Edward Zizak.
In 2000, the Igor Butman Quartet performed at the Moscow Kremlin in front of the U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Since 1999 the quartet has performed at high-profile jazz festivals in Germany, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Spain and Turkey and toured USA, Israel, Belgium and Finland.
Sergey Korchagin (bass)
Eugene Pobojiy (guitar)
Eduard Zizak (drums)
Oleg Akkuratov (piano, vocal)