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Alexei Tsiganov Piano Concert May 20th 1pm
As part of the Month Long Newton Artful Piano Project, We have invited a variety of virtuosos to appear at the Waban Library Center:
Alexei Tsiganov was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, into a family of artists, with his father a renowned sculptor, mother, a music teacher, and his older brother, a pianist. Alexei entered children's music school as a percussionist, playing drums, xylophone and vibraphone. Studied at the famous St. Petersburg Mussorgsky Music College, he was also devoting growing attention to piano studies. At the age of seventeen he began working at St. Petersburg Jazz Philharmonic Hall, the largest jazz club in the Soviet Union. In 1991, Alexei came to the United States. He took lessons from Gary Burton at Berklee College of Music, and studied at the New England Conservatory of Music. Now Alexei performs solo and with his band in Greater Boston Area, New England, and New York City, appearing in jazz clubs and at such venues as Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, Top of the Hub, Bay Tower Room in Boston, Limbo and Les Zygomates, Sweet Rhythm (former Sweet Basil), Jazz Standard and Museum of Natural History in New York City, among others. Alexei has played and recorded with: Claudio Roditi, Chico Freeman, Bobby Watson, Victor Lewis, Avery Sharp, Bob Moses, Antonio Sanchez, Boris Kozlov, Alex Sipiagin, Norman Hedman, Willie Martinez, Bevan Manson, Jerry Bergonzi, Tony Malaby, George Garzone, John Lockwood, Bob Gullottii, Yoron Israel, George Schuller, Ed Schuller, and others. He has appeared with his group on WERS-Boston radio station and in Eric In the Evening program on WGBH-Boston, performing original music and standards. Bass legend John Lockwood appeared with Alexei last year and is featured in the videos below.