ALEX SIPIAGIN
              Live at Bird's Eye

                    Basel, Switzerland
                     April 16-17, 2004

                     Alex Sipiagin    TP, FG
                     David Gilmore  G
                     Boris Kozlov     EB
                     Gene Jackson   D

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Born in Yaroslavl, Russia in 1967, studied classical and jazz in various schools, including the Gnesin Institute of Music in Moscow. Competed in the Thelonius Monk Competition dedicated to Louis Armstrong (Washington DC) in 1990, placed 4th amongst thousands, including Ryan Kaiser, Nicolas Payton, Gregory Gisbert, Scott Wendholdt, Kenny Rampton, Joe Magnarelli, etc.  Moved to the U.S. in 1991. Joined Gil Evans Orchestra directed by Miles Evans ('91). Joined Gil Goldstein's Zebra Coast Orchestra ('93). Joined George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band ('94). Joined Mingus Big Band ('95). Joined Dave Holland Big Band (2000). Joined Michael Brecker's Quindectet ('03). Regular member of all groups still.  First solo album "Images" released in '97 (TCB Records). Steadily began releasing solo albums through Criss Cross Jazz from 2000 -- "Steppin' Zone" (2000), "Hindsight" (2002), "Mirrors" (2003), "Equillibrium" (2004), "Returning" (2005), and the latest from Criss Cross Jazz "Prints", and from award winning internet label ArtistShare, still getting pressed, "Out of the Circle" and "Live at Bird's Eye".

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