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QUARTETSubscribe International Jazz is

Ukrainian tour

Valentine's Day


Kiev February 16 19:00
Great Hall of the Opera Studio of the National Academy of Music . Tchaikovsky

Quartet members:
Mark Gross (MarkGross) - saxophones
Benito Gonzalez (BenitoGonzalez) - Piano
Jason Brown (JasonBrown) - drums
Ark Ovrutsky (ArkOvrutski) - bass , bass guitar

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Listen to recordings of Benito Gonzalez here:

Mark Gross ( saxophones ) . Brand interest in classical music has manifested itself in the School of Art in Baltimore. Gross studied four years in the College of Music in Berkeley, where he received a bachelor's degree.

Artist traveled the world as part of his quartet tours (MarkGrossQuartet), as well Buster Williams Quartet (BusterWilliams 'SomethingMore' Quartet), Dizzy Gillespie (DizzyGillespieBigBand), Philip Harper (PhilipHarper), Neta Adeleya (NatAdderley), Dave Holland (DaveHolland), Nicholas Payton (NicholasPayton), Nancy Wilson (NancyWilson), Jimmy Heath (JimmyHeath), John Lee (JohnLee), Duke Ellington orchestra (DukeEllingtonOrchestra), Donald Harrison (DonaldHarrison), Freddie Hubbard (FreddieHubbard), Regina Carter (ReginaCarter), Vincent Gardner (VincentGardner) and many other musicians.

Mark has performed on Broadway : in the musical «FiveGuysNamedMoe" (1992-1993), «KatandtheKings» (1999-2000), depicting the oppression of the South African apartheid in the 50s of last century, in the film «Swing», as well as in one of the most outstanding films of Spike Lee - «MalcolmX» ( 1992).

Benito Gonzalez (piano) - a favorite of the world public. Born May 14, 1975 . This artist inspired fusion of world-music rhythms and jazz. Being recognized as an exciting pianist and composer , all hit debut album «Startingpoint» (ChristianMcBride, AntonioSanchez, ReneMcLean, RonBlake), as well as the winner GreatAmericanJazzPianoCompetition in 2005. Benito recently working on copyrighted material for their second album , in which he will be presented not only as a soloist, but also as a leader. Gonzalez shared the stage with Kenny Garrett (KennyGarrett), Curtis Fuller (CurtisFuller), Bobby Hutcherson (BobbyHutcherson), Christian McBride (ChristianMcBride), Ignacio Berroa (IgnacioBerroa), Rene McLean (ReneMcLean), Steve Turre (SteveTurre), Antonio Sanchez (AntonioSanchez), Jack McLean (JackieMclean) and many other artists . His international talent promotes frequent posts with many artists , from American jazz masters and ending with West African musicians and Latin groups. Trio Benito Gonzales acted Performing Arts Center Klasris Smith (TheClariceSmithPerformingArtsCenter), the University of Maryland (UniversityofMaryland), on Dzheksonvilskom Jazz Festival (JacksonvilleJazzFestival), and in many other places . He is now a permanent member of Kenny Garrett Quartet (KennyGarretquartet).

Jason Brown (drums) - the rising star of his generation. Many of constantly touring jazz musicians selected Jason for his excellent imagination , outstanding musicianship and professionalism. Onvystupals Pat Martino, Cedar Walton, Steve Grossman, Carmen Lundy, David Hazeltine and Kurt Rosenwinkle / Peter Bernstein.

Jason was born in New York , studied at Oberlin University , where he established a deep creative relationship with his teacher , Billy Hart , who still rave about their gifted students : " Jason not only the best student who has ever been with me, he's the best student from all that I 've ever seen. He is ready to continue the tradition of being a leader and the further evolution of the art of jazz drums . "

Ovrutsky Ark ( bass, bass) - composer and band leader , winner of jazz festivals and by many international jazz projects. Justifiably considered one of the best jazz bassists post-Soviet space .

Over the past 8 years has worked with Arc Ovrutsky : Curtis Fuller , Carmen Lundy , Mark Soskin , Steve Williams, Larry Willis , Jevon Jackson, Steve Sleyglom , JD Walter , duduk da Fonseca , Patience Higgins, Michiel Borstlap , Cynthia Scott, Jim Rotondi , Donald Edwards, James Spaulding and many others. A post-graduate of Rutgers University (USA) and the University of Illinois doctoral finishes class bass .

In April 2010, Ark Ovrutsky recorded in New York City artist album, «SoundsofBrazil» duduk with da Fonseca , Craig Handy, Helio Alves and Jorge Kontinenchino . This album was highly praised by critics in the U.S., and in April 2011 the Ark was invited to this program in the famous «DIZZICOCACOLA» - Lincoln Center jazz club in New York .

In August 2013 a new album Ark " 44.33 " together with Ulysses Owens (UlyssesOwens), Michael Dizom (MichaelDease), Michael Thomas (MichaekThomas) and David Berkman (DavidBerkman), which is published on the label nyuyorkskom ZOHO.

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