One of the good friends of SEKTA are awesomest and the best [we do not make friends with other kinds] jazz band from Russia “JAZZATOR”.
Let’s not beat around the bush – here is their bio:
“JAZZATOR is an art music/jazz trio which uses unconventional harmonies and rhythmical structures to create vivid musical images. The band marries the freedom of jazz to the harmonic vocabulary of contemporary art music and adds the vigor of funk-related genres to the mixture.
JAZZATOR’s sound is based on ground-breaking vocal parts and rich piano arrangements by Marina Sobyanina, quirky badass drumming by Sergey Balashov and penetrating baritone saxophone sound by Oleg Mariakhin. The trio’s music sometimes gets pretty rough and bouncy and yet the beauty of it is never compromised, much to the credit of Marina Sobyanina’s breathtaking voice. The mood changes from drama to comedy to gentle meditation. The band’s vocalist, pianist and composer Marina Sobyanina develops an instrumental approach towards vocals taking inspiration from such artists as Bobby McFerrin (with whom she sang in Moscow staging of improvisational opera “Bobble”) , Mike Patton.
JAZZATOR is constantly performing at various Russian and European music festivals, most notably Russian ‘Usadba-Jazz’ and Swiss ‘Jazzwerkstatt Bern’. Apart from performing Marina Sobyanina’s tunes, the band has been involved in a number of interdisciplinary projects, combining music with contemporary dance, theatre and cinematography.”
WHAT CAN WE SAY MORE?
If they will decide to tour again, be sure we are gonna make it sure, they have a wonderful visits to Baltics.
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