Igor Butman Quintet Igor Butman (saxophone) Oleg Akkuratov (piano) Sergey Korchagin (upright bass) Eduard Zizak (drums) Eugene Potsikaylik (guitar)
“Igor Butman … may be the greatest living jazz saxophone player, who happens to be a Russian.” – Bill Clinton
World famous saxophone player, bandleader and producer Igor Butman enjoys one of the most successful and flamboyant careers in the history of modern jazz! An Olympic Ambassador and a leading advocate of Russian art in the world, Butman leads the Moscow Jazz Orchestra and the Igor Butman Quintet. The Igor Butman Quintet is a unity of five of Russia's topmost jazz soloists. Over the years the band has evolved into Russia's best touring hardcore jazz unit. In 2000, the Igor Butman Quartet performed at the Moscow Kremlin in front of the U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Since 1999 the quintet has performed at high-profile jazz festivals in Germany, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Spain and Turkey and toured USA, Israel, Belgium and Finland.