The generation of 30 years old musicians who came in the big jazz industry in the mid-2000s declare themselves as a new vis of the native jazz scene. Their characteristic is that they do not press for playing jazz standards, despite the fact that hey are perfectly able to play them and examined the legacy of world-famous jazz titans. The new generation is playing they own music, seeks and finds in the art of jazz own place. -jazz.ru
People call them generation «next» or musicians of a new jazz. Being in the great demand as a sideman in many Russian and international projects musicians also appear as valid composers and leaders of their own groups. Arrangements of Anton Revnyuk can be heard in the repertoire of jazz and pop singers, compositions of Evgeny Lebedev have been used in films, theaters and dance productions in Russia and abroad. Ignat Kravtsov is one of the most extraordinary and important drummers in Russia. They all experiment with different styles of music. In January 2015, they have released an album called «Open Strings» on Igor Butman’s label with the participation of a string quartet, whereby the sound of the ensemble went far beyond the jazz mainstream. You can hear the Russian classical tradition, and elements of free jazz, musical sketches and shapes in the spirit of the French Impressionists. Nevertheless it is a modern jazz. As the musicians say: "We do not try to drive our music in the framework of a certain style, and just play what we want to listen." In April 2015 the album "Open Strings" entered the prestigious Europe Jazz Media Shart as one of the most interesting contemporary jazz records.
Evgeny Lebedev - is the winner of the international competition of jazz musicians in Belgium, awardee of «Made In New York Jazz Competition» and international competition of pianists in Montreux (Switzerland), winner of the special prize of the magazine «Billboard», graduated from the world-famous Berklee College of Music. Evgeny participated in major jazz festivals of the world: North Sea Jazz, Jazz Masters (Netherlands), Jazz a Juan (France), Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Tanglewood Jazz Festival (USA), Jazz Hoeilaart (Belgium), toured in Germany, Estonia, France, Belgium, Holland, Great Britain, Switzerland, USA and Armenia, he has performed with famous jazz musicians: Jack DeJohnette, Marcus Miller, David Sanchez, Joe Lovano, David Fiuczynski, Kenwood Denard, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lenny White, Randy Brecker, Ben Street, George Garzone, Ernesto Simpson, Louis Cato, Evan Marien, Edward Perez, Jason Palmer…
Anton Revnyuk - extremely popular musician, who masterly plays Contrabass and bass guitar. Anton's musical performance is defined by high attention to the accompaniment in combination with his outstanding solo and improvisation skills. He can be heard in the Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (in a symphony orchestra with choir chapel, performing music of Schnittke), in the rock opera "Perfume", on the jazz festivals with the big band of Igor Butman. Anton has performed with such renowned musicians as Craig Handy, Ricky Sebastian, Danny Gottlieb, Donny McCaslin, Adam Rogers, Gregory Porter and many others. His name is included in the Encyclopedia of Jazz with the jazz stars of the twentieth century.
Ignat Kravtsov - is a jazz musician, drummer and composer, member of international jazz festivals in the United States, Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Russia. He is the musician that is able to play in different genres. Ignat was born and grew up in Yekaterinburg, where he got his musical education. After a while he moved to Moscow, where he met well-known jazz musicians and began to work closely not only with them, but also with some groups such as Guru Groove Foundation. Ignat has shared the stage with such prominent figures as Steve Turre, Stanley Jordan, Ralph Bowen, Jaleel Shaw, Jimmy Huslip, George Cables.
Dmitry Mospan - saxophones
Vitaly Golovnev - trumpet, flugelhorn
Benito Gonzales - piano
Gerald Cannon - bass
Rodney Green - drums