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.
“One of the best tenor saxophonists in the world!” – The Daily News
“Mr. Butman is a steamroller of a saxophonist!” – The New York Times
“I love Igor Butman’s playing and I love him personally. He has a great feeling for the music and for people and he’s a phenomenal musician.” – Wynton Marsalis
“… may be the greatest living jazz saxophone player, who happens to be a Russian.” – Bill Clinton
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