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						Igor Butman

Igor Butman

Date of Birth October 27, 1961
Age 60 years, 1 months, 18 days
Place of Birth Saint Petersburg
Country Russia
Profession Saxophonist
Horoscope Scorpio

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Igor Butman net worth, birthday, age, height, weight, wiki, fact 2020-21! In this article, we will discover how old is Igor Butman? Who is Igor Butman dating now & how much money does Igor Butman have?

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Igor Butman Biography

Igor Butman is a famous Saxophonist, who was born on October 27, 1961 in Russia. According to Astrologers, Igor Butman's zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Igor Butman was born in Leningrad, USSR on October 27, 1961. His brother is Oleg Butman, a well known jazz drummer. In 1976 he entered the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music. In 1977, he decided to switch from the classical clarinet to the jazz saxophone. Besides being taught by the musician Gennady Goldstein, he took informal lessons from nightly broadcasts of jazz from 11: 15 p.m. to midnight on Voice of America.

Igor Butman PAR is a Russian jazz saxophonist born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1961. Butman holds dual citizenship for both the US and Russian Federation. He is considered to be a virtuoso saxophonist, and a skilled bandleader.

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In 1983, Butman played in Oleg Lundstrem`s big band. In 1984, he was invited by Nick Levinovsky to join the jazz group “Allegro” and played with them for three years.

Igor Butman Net Worth

Igor Butman is one of the richest Saxophonist & listed on most popular Saxophonist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Igor Butman net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

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Net Worth $1.5 Million
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Source of Income Saxophonist
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In 1983, Butman played in Oleg Lundstrem`s big band. In 1984, he was invited by Nick Levinovsky to join the jazz group “Allegro” and played with them for three years.

After Butman immigrated to America in 1987, he went on to major in Performance and Composition at Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. While still in the U.S.S.R., Butman was invited to play with touring American musicians, including Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, Louis Bellson and Grover Washington Jr.. Butman appeared as Grover’s special guest in concerts at Chautauqua, New York, the Berklee Center in Boston and at Great Woods Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts. He is featured on Grover Washington Jr.’s Columbia release Then and Now (1988) soloing on “Stolen Moments”, “Stella By Starlight” and Butman’s own composition “French Connections”.

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American saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr. was instrumental in introducing Igor Butman to American audiences by featuring the Russian saxophonist on his 1988 album, Then and Now. American trumpet player Wynton Marsalis has also been a strong champion of Igor Butman. Former US President Bill Clinton has called Butman “my favorite living saxophone player.”

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When Wynton Marsalis performed in Russia in 1998, he invited Butman to be a guest soloist with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Next year Marsalis was a featured guest with the Igor Butman Big Band at Le Club. On September 18 & 20, 2003 Jazz at Lincoln Center opened its 2003-04 season with a special collaboration between the renowned Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Igor Butman Big Band. Two big bands on one stage occasionally played at the same time, but more often passed the music back and forth In an interview with Jazz Times magazine, Marsalis said of Butman, “I love Igor’s Butman playing and I love him personally. He has a great feeling for the music and for people and he’s phenomenal musician. Igor Butman is my main man!”

Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Saxophonist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Russia. Igor Butman celebrates birthday on October 27 of every year.

Butman used to be an artistic director of a Moscow jazz venue Le Club since its opening in 1998 until its closure in 2006. Le Club was included in Downbeat’s Top100 jazz venues of the world. At the club Butman appeared every Monday with his Big Band and presented the first time in Russia such outstanding musicians as Ray Brown, Wynton Marsalis. Kenny Garrett, Randy Brecker, Al di Meola, Billy Cobham, Take 6 and many others. In 2006 the jazzman set up a new club in Moscow – Igor Butman Club at Chistie Prudi, a legal successor of Le Club, which has become city’s jazz epicenter. In 2011 Butman opened his second club at Sokol.

In June 2003 Butman’s solo album “Prophecy” was released by Universal Music Russia. The album’s presentation took place at Birdland jazz club in New York. “Prophecy” received an enthusiastic welcome by both Russian and US press. In April 2003, Butman performed as a special guest with Ray Charles, George Benson and Al Jarreau bands. In 2006 Butman started recording his album “Magic Land” based on music from Soviet cartoons and movies featuring Chick Corea on piano, John Patitucci on bass, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Stefon Harris on vibraphone, and Jack DeJohnette on drums. At the beginning of December 2007 Sony BMG Russia released “Magic Land” in Russia and the USA. In the summer of 2008 the CD was released throughout the world. In April 2009 National Federation of Phonogram Producers awarded Igor Butman with a golden disk for selling more than 15 thousand copies of “Magic Land” in Russia!

Butman has performed at every Olympic Games starting with Athens’2004 and he was among those who ensured Russian victory in running for the capital of Winter Games in 2014. Butman runs international “AquaJazz” festival which is held annually in July in Sochi.

Butman joined the Russian political party United Russia in 2008 and became a member of its high council.

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