World famous saxophone player, bandleader and producer Igor Butman enjoys one of the most successful and flamboyant careers in the history of modern jazz! A leading advocate of Russian jazz in the world, Butman leads the Moscow Jazz Orchestra and the Igor Butman Quintet. He has shared the stage with all the jazz greats, including Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Lionel Hampton, and Grover Washington Jr. Igor Butman released 17 albums both as a leader and co-leader, including Magic Land (Sony Classical) with Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, John Patitucci, Stefon Harris and Randy Brecker. In 2018 along with Herbie Hancock he became a co-artistic director of International Jazz Day in St Petersburg.
Over the years Igor Butman Quintet has evolved into Russia’s most active touring jazz unit. The Quintet’s intensive schedule includes frequent tours in the USA, Europe and Asia as well as performances at the biggest international jazz festivals all over the world. The Igor Butman Quintet is a unity of Russia’s topmost jazz soloists: extraordinary pianist and vocalist, finalist of the prestigious Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Oleg Akkuratov, guitarist, winner of the world’s most famous jazz contest – Herbie Hancock International Institute of Jazz Guitar Competition Evgeny Pobozhiy, bass player Sergey Korchagin and drummer Eduard Zizak.