Friday Aug 10 New York Debut of Russian Jazz greats... 8PM-10PM Max Baranov Jazz Quartet feat. Max Baranov on keyboards, Brad Baker on sax, Ivan Rakhmanov on guitar, and Pavel Timofeev on drums and percussion. Ivan is famous in Russia and has appeared at the Blue Note in NYC and throughout Europe and Russia Max Baranov- A virtuosity that must be heard. Brad Baker- Has produced and been recorded on 1000s of albums. Ivan Rakhmanov was born in Moscow in September 1969.
Had been taking piano lessons since the age of 9 to 15, but followed the family tradition end entered Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1986. In parallel , played in amateur rock groups and eventually , feleeng the need to continue musical education , went to study in Moscow Studio of Improvised Music (quite well-known Moscow institution) in 1992. That was when jazz music gained my serious attention , thanks to Alexey Badjanov , well-known Moscow jazz guitarist...After graduating from MIPT , in 1993 I entered The Gnesin's Academy of Music Jazz Departmen , graduated with exellence in 1997.
While studying in the Academy, took parallel classic guitar lessons with prominent Russian musician and teacher Valery Agababov.
In 1996 took part in my first jazz festival - Classic Jazz in Helsinki , Finland.
In 1998, after auditioning for Berklee Scholarship Tour, recieved a scholarship from Berklee College Of Music in Boston, USA.
Woked in Russian State Radio And TV Orchestra , played with pop-singer Soso Pavliashvili.
Toured in Germany, Holland, Finland, USA.
In May, 2005 staged in New York City New School University, meeting such jazz greats as Chico Hamilton, Reggie Workman, Victor Bailey, Louis Nash . Played in Blue Note Club in NYC Open World Program concert featuring Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath and Kenny Barron. 10PM James MargolisJames Margolis is a musician, having just moved to NYC, he is playing shows and writing as much as he possibly can. He is armed with his guitar and a heap load of songs both original and covers. A fan of american music from soul to folk, he can entertain almost anyone. 11PM Parker St. CharlesRecently moved to New York and is a musician capable of Gil-Scott Heron-like performances. Inspired by many a-different artist, he can be caught covering anything. He's quite the entertainer, having played around the village on Bleecker St., and beyond.