“one of the most consistently creative trumpet forces on the scene today…”
—All About Jazz
Acclaimed jazz trumpeter Alex Sipiagin brings his formidable quintet to the Zinc jazz club on Wednesday, October 24. He’s supported by tenor saxophonist Will Vinson, pianist John Escreet, bassist Willy Rodriguez and drummer Donald Edwards.
Jazz Festivals worldwide have seen Alex Sipiagin performing with the likes of Dave Holland, Michael Brecker, the Mingus groups, etc. Born on June 11, 19,67 in Yaroslavl, Russia, Alex began studying the trumpet at age 12, studying at the Moscow Music Institute and the Gnessin Conservatory in Moscow where he received his Baccalaureate. In 1990, Alex participated in the International Louis Armstrong Competition sponsored by the Thelonius Monk Institute in Washington D.C. winning top honors and soon after relocated to the jazz mecca of the world, New York City.
Alex soon became a favored player for various bands including the Gil Evans Orchestra, Gil Goldstein’s Zebra Coast Orchestra, the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, drummer Bob Moses’ band Mozamba, Mingus Big Band as well as the Mingus Dynasty and Mingus Orchestra, and the Dave Holland Big Band, Sextet and Octet groups.
In 2003 he recorded with Michael Brecker’s Quindectet touring also with the Michael Brecker Sextet. Alex has also worked with Eric Clapton, Dr.John, Aaron Neville, Elvis Costello, Michael Franks, Dave Sanborn, Deborah Cox, legendary producer Phil Ramone, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, etc., and many of the recordings he has been involved in has been nominated and/or won the Grammy’s (Dave Holland Big Band’s “What Goes Around,” and “Overtime,”Michael Brecker’s Qindectet “Wide Angles”).
As a soloist, Sipiagin has eleven recordings out to his credit and has toured extensively throughout Europe, U.S., Japan, and Russia with his own group. He also teaches at the Groningen Prince Claus Conservatory, Academy of Music, Basel, Switzerland as well steady professorship at NYU.
Showtimes are at 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm. Tickets: $20 advance / $25 day of show. For more info call (212) 477-9462 or visit https://www.zincjazz.com.