Professional creative activity Lev Kushnir
on Moscow jazz scene began in 1986.
In 1988. jazz pianist, graduated from the department of the LGU. Gnesinyh in the class of Michael Okun. According to his teacher, . where his musical style emerged completely with, . one hand, . understanding of harmony and swing, . the other hand - the brilliant improviser talent, . that made him one of the leading jazz musicians in Russia.,
. First ensemble, . in which Leo could occur, . was a group of Moscow All Stars Vladimir Konovaltseva, . was followed by work in the famous "Cadence" Herman Lukyanov, . with whom Leo two years touring across the country and in Europe, . and also participated in a concert by Dizzy Gillespie in Moscow.,
. Since 1990
. Lev Kushnir
works as a "free" musician, playing in various ensembles with Nikolai Panov, Stanislav Grigoriev, Alexei Kuznetsov, Alexander Rostotsky, Victor Dwoskin, Sergei Gurbeloshvili and other. He also participates in international projects with the American singer Deborah Brown, the English saxophonist Bill Skete, legends of American jazz - guitarist PE Farlou.
He participated in many jazz festivals in Russia, as well as in Bulgaria, France, Belgium, Britain, Sweden, Finland (including in Pori and Imatra), the Netherlands, Germany and Japan.
In 1991. in a survey of critics Lev Kushnir
was named the best young musicians, and one of the best jazz pianists of the country. In 1992. Leo created his own ensemble - piano trio, in which he invited the drummer Eugene pockmarked and bass Vitali Solomon. Thanks to the great experience of making music together, and the purely human friendship, this trio was not difficult to achieve a good swing, coherence and mutual understanding.
. The repertoire of the trio consists mainly of standards, and also plays bass Vitaly Solomon
. The team has toured extensively in Russia and abroad. In 1994. at the international festival in Minsk, the trio accompanied performances of Belgian trumpeter Phil Abraham. In 1997. accompanied by a trio of performances at the Moscow Jazz Festival, saxophonist and trumpeter Sergei Gurbeloshvili Alexander Sipyagina, now living in the United States.
. Leo also participated in recording several albums with Alexander Rostotsky, Victor Dwoskin, etc.
. (released in Russia and France). Previously, many records with Leo Kushnir
out on WFD "Melody" in LP format.
At present, regularly plays in the Moscow jazz club "Land Birds" with its music director, Alexander Rostotsky, participating in his project "Jazz Bass Theater, was also in solo concerts.
In 1994. released a trio CD Lev Kushnir
- "Flying Dutchman"
"Single combat" "Virtual jazz agency Lev Kushnir"