Leonid Utyosov( Singer)
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Utesov Leonid Osipovich (present. Pham. Vaysbeyn, genus. in 1895. in Odessa, died in 1982. in Moscow), Soviet jazz musician, singer, actor, People's Artist of USSR
. "For Russia jazz Utesov done as much as Gershwin for the U.S." (Oleg LundstrцTm).
. Lenya Vaysbeyn was the seventh child of a poor merchant
. He studied at the commercial school, but paid more attention to evening classes in the orchestra of plucked instruments and Sunday rehearsals in the drama circle. Odessa teens of this century, cheerful and cosmopolitan port city, was remarkably similar to New Orleans, not because that is where I let the first shoots of Russia's jazz? For the first time on stage Utesov released in 1911, and since 1917. He has traveled the cities and villages with a solo program "The ad Orchestra.
. Revolution surprisingly positive effect on the development of jazz in the country of the victorious proletariat, and soon, in the early twenties, Utesov with Dunaeskim created at the beginning of "musical-comedy troupe, and then the" Tea-Jazz "
. The situation at that time very accurately transferred to the film Shakhnazarov "We're from Jazz" built on real events.
In addition to jazz standards and the musicians played their own music and songs and plays Dunaevsky and Pokrass. In 1934, Mr.. Dunaevskii and his band took off in the comedy Alexandrov "Jolly Fellows", which brought him and his music national fame. However, it soon began a crackdown on jazz musicians (Jazz - Music thick "- said Gorky), and his band broke up. Utesov engaged chanson, Entertainer, but regained his troupe (one of those who were not imprisoned or shot) during the war. His band gave concerts on the front line in the evacuation, and even in the Victory Day on Red Square on May 9.
In 1947, Mr.. orchestra was awarded the title pops orchestra RSFSR. Despite the frequent conflicts with authorities and the generals of the art, Utesov remained a popular favorite, and the end of life gathered sold out throughout the Union. Sometimes speaking with her daughter Edith. Last show - a month before his death, he was 86 years old. The artistic heritage of Leonid Osipovich has about three hundred songs, as well as numerous poems, prose passages and kinorabot.