Oleksiy KOZLOV( Composer, saxophonist, bendlider)
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Biography Oleksiy KOZLOV
Born on October 13 1935. Moscow. Education - Higher, specialty - the architect.
A. Kozlov - one of the leading jazz musicians in Russia, composer, saxophonist, bendlider. Since 1957. Kozlov led his own jazz combo, took an active part in the creation of jazz clubs in Moscow ( "Youth" in 1961, "Rhythm" in 1968, "Pechora" 1969, "Arcadia" in 1994). Participant and winner of numerous national and international jazz festivals. In 1973, Mr.. Alexei Kozlov created the band "Arsenal", laid the foundations of national direction "jazz-rock". Broke from the underground to the formal stage in 1976. and began touring, Arsenal gradually gained wide popularity in our country and abroad. They recorded and released 6 LPs and 6 CD-ROM drive, not counting the publication of individual pieces of precast slabs. One of the plates "Arsenal" - "His hands" was reissued in the U.S. by "East Wind Records".
Since 1986. Alexei Kozlov is a journalist, journalistic activities for the promotion of jazz and rock music in the USSR. In the 90 years he became the author-moderator "All That Jazz" (Channel 1) and "Improvisation on a theme" (TV Center). He publishes the book "Rock: The Origins and Development" (published by "Mega-Service") on the history of rock culture. Publisher "Vagrius produces a book of memoirs Kozlov in the series" My 20-th Century ". In 1990, Kozlov took part in the international theater festival in Woodstock, New York (USA) as an actor, composer and musician. In 1993, Mr.. acted g.Tur (France) and g.Bonn (Germany) with orchestra "Moscow Soloists Yuri Bashmet. In 1994. conducted a master class on jazz faculty at the University of g.Oklahomy (USA). In 1995. with Arsenal and Georgian singer Tamara Gverdtsiteli was on tour in the U.S., where he addressed at Carnegie Hall in New York.
A. Kozlov - one of the pioneers of national practices in the field of multimedia and the development of electronic music technology since the late 70-ies. He has written music for many theatrical productions, films, videos and commercials.
In 1996. Kozlov has created a concert program based on cooperation with the State String Quartet Shostakovich. It is built on the repositioning of classic works of different genres. The latest project Alexei Kozlov (1998) - trio "ARS NOVA", performing music in the style of "New Emotional Music".
Personality Alexei Kozlov, as a typical representative of the cultural underground of Stalin and Brezhnev era brought in a number of domestic and foreign publications. In particular, the novel writer Vasily Aksenov "Burn", a well-known in the West book by American journalist Hedrick Smith, "The Russians". Name Kozlov mentioned in the book by American historian Frederick Starr, "Red and Hot", . in a number of foreign jazz encyclopedias and dictionaries, . published in Poland, . Czechoslovakia, . Estonia, . Denmark, etc., . as well as in domestic journals, . such as - musical encyclopedia and the Big Soviet Encyclopedia (vol.8, . article "Jazz"),
. His name is listed in an international directory of "The International Who's Who" (Europa Publications Ltd., London).
Lives and works in Moscow. Address: Moscow, 129090, ul.Schepkina, 25, kv.28. Phone / fax modem: 288-3156