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Igor Butman’s quintet to perform in four German cities as part of Russian Seasons

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Igor Butman’s quintet to perform in four German cities as part of Russian Seasons


29.03.2019

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German tour of the Russian quintet under the direction of the famous musician Igor Butman will start at the 33rd Internationale Jazzfestival Saint Ingbert jazz festival on March 29. Russians will also perform at the cultural center and jazz clubs of Berlin, Cologne and Minden. The tour of quintet was included in the program of Russian Seasons in Germany, the website of Russian Ministry of Culture reports. 

Igor Butman’s quintet celebrates the 20th anniversary in 2019. Over the years, the team traveled to dozens of countries around the world and performed at many reputable jazz festivals. The quintet includes pianist Oleg Akkuratov, contrabass player Sergey Korchagin, guitarist Yevgeny Pobozhiy and drummer Eduard Zizak. Igor Butman is called the ambassador of Russian culture on the world stage because of extensive touring, the organization of international festivals and social activities.

Russkiy Mir reported that Russian Seasons in Germany opened with a concert by Mariinsky Theater Orchestra in Berlin in early January. The project includes over 450 events in 77 cities of Germany. German viewers have the opportunity to see concerts of leading Russian musical groups, new plays by theaters of Moscow, Saint Petersburg and other cities of the country, as well as exhibits from the collections of the largest Russian museums.

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