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LEBEDEV / REVNYUK / KRAVTSOV TRIO (Russia) #piano #trio #jazz
Evgeny Lebedev (p), Anton Revnyuk (b), Ignat Kravtsov (dr)

Evgeny Lebedev / Anton Revnyuk / Ignat Kravtsov trio is an artistic union of three versatile musicians from Moscow. Being highly demanded as a sidemans in various music collectives, they also known as leaders of their own projects. You can hear Anton's arrangements performed by famous russian jazz and pop artists and works of Evgeny Lebedev was used for movies, theater and dance performances in Russia and abroad. At the moment, musicians are focused on a new project - "Open Strings", featuring string quartet of Moscow's leading classical musicians. That uncommon collaboration widened stylistic borders of the group far beyond jazz mainstream. You can hear elements of free improvisation, folk, fusion and musical images in style of  french impressionists as well as following the path of russian classical traditions. But still, this music is a hundred percent contemporary jazz.  As musicians said: " We are not trying to fit our project into a certain genre,  just playing music that we want to hear ourselves."

Billboard award winner and laureate of numerous jazz contests, including prestigious Montreux piano competition, Evgeny Lebedev quickly established himself as one of the most promising young pianists on today’s jazz scene. Evgeny performed and recorded with luminaries like Jack De Johnette, Marcus Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lenny White, Randy Brecker, David Sanchez, David Fiuczynski and participated in prestigious festivals, including North Sea Jazz Festival, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Jazz a Juan, Tanglewood Jazz Festival and more. Evgeny appears on more than 10 CD’s and released four albums under his own name, that were highly marked by critics in Japan, USA and Russia.In September 2010, Evgeny Lebedev received special prize as a Best Soloist and took 1st place with his band “World Trio” at 32nd edition of Jazz Hoeilaart Competition in Belgium.

Anton Revnyuk is the one of the most highly demanded bass virtuosos on Moscow scene. Having the same capability on electric and upright basses, Anton is known as a careful accompanist as well as thoughtful melodic improviser. You can see him at philharmonic halls and conservatories (with symphony orchestra playing music of Alfred Schnittke), at the stadium playing rock-opera "Parfumer", at jazz festivals with Igor Butman's big band and various jazz ensembles. Anton performed with world known jazz stars like Craig Handy, Danny Gottlieb, Donny McCaslin, Adam Rodgers, Gregory Porter. His name is included in jazz encyclopedia together with twenty's century jazz stars.    

Ignat Kravtsov is a jazz drummer and composer, participant  of international jazz festivals in USA, Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Russia. Was born and raised in Ekaterinburg (Russia), Ignat became known as a musician with capability of playing in wide range of music genres. After his move to Moscow, Ignat immediately started working with well known jazz musicians as well as  famous soul and pop artists. He performed with Steve Turre, Stanley Jordan, Ralph Bowen, Jaleel Shaw, Jimmy Haslip, George Cables.