OurStaffVODKA DUET

Perform: Every Monday, 7pm – 12am at Russian Vodka Room, 265W 52nd Street, New York, NY

 

Misha Tsiganov (piano)

prise-winner in All-Russia Jazz Competition, graduated Mussorgski College of Music (St.Petersburg). 1991- was invited by Gary Burtin to study in Berklee College of Music. 1999-2002-working as a regular pianist for Bill Cosby`s "Little Bill Show". 2000- recorded an albom "Taken By Surprise" with Norman Hedman`s Tropique. 2003- recorded an albom "Out Of Many Comes The One" with Chico Freeman. 2003- recorded an albom "Tsiganov Brothers" (collaboration with his brother Alexei Tsiganov) 2004- recorded an albom "NGFOOT" with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker and Dave Valentine. Also Misha Tsiganov performed and recorded with: Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis, Joe Chambers, Gary Bartz, Richie Cole, Ray Vega, Vincent Herring, Craig Handy, Johnny Colon, Ira Coleman, Antonio Sanchez etc.

Dmitri Kolesnik (bass)

started his carrier in Russia playing with leading jazz bands of Saint-Petersburg and Moscow and recording several albums on Melodia label. His name is recognized in "Jazz. XX Century. First Russian Encyclopedia" In New York he was a student of Ron Carter and received Master of Arts Degree. Hal Leonard Corporation published his book "The Ron Carter Collection". He recorded an original music album: Dmitri Kolesnik: "Blues For Dad" on Boheme Music label, also with Bill Ware: "Vibes 4"on Knitting Factory Records and with Andrei Kondakov: "Kind Of Optimistic"on Boheme Music label.

He performed with American jazz stars at International

Jazz Festivals in Saint-Petersburg and Moscow; with Bill Ware's "Vibes" during Knitting Factory 15th Anniversary European Tour; with Richie Cole's Alto Madness Orchestra; appeared on TV on BET channel with Bill Ware's "Vibes" and on Russian Radio in New York with his original music. Ron Carter wrote about him:  "… his sound is warm and big, and his choice of notes is truly inspirational. His playing…makes his presence on the New York jazz scene necessary. His compositions also merit close attention."