Concert by Igor Butman and Moscow Jazz Orchestra “From Butman to Goodman”

ButmanWHEN: Sunday, October 23, 6:00p.m.

WHERE: Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH)
(3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002)


We proudly present Moscow Jazz Orchestra, the hottest jazz orchestra in Russia and one of the best big bands in the world.

Russia’s famed jazz personality and saxophone virtuoso Igor Butman founded the orchestra in 1999. Since then his Big Band has frequently toured Russia, Europe, and the USA, appearing at many of the world’s most prestigious jazz venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, “Birdland” and others.

“I love Igor Butman’s playing and I love him personally. He has a great feeling for the music and for people and he’s a phenomenal musician.” Wynton Marsalis

In the Soviet Union of the ’70s, Igor Butman fell in love with the saxophone. Now he is ranking as THE jazz figure in his native land. Butman enjoys one of the most successful and flamboyant careers in the history of modern jazz. Besides the Moscow Jazz Orchestra, he leads also the Igor Butman Quartet.

Igor Butman released more than 10 albums both as a leader and co-leader, including Magic Land (Sony Classic) with Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, John Patitucci, Stefon Harris and Randy Brecker which went gold in Russia and became a bestseller in the USA and Germany. In 2016 Criss Cross Jazz released a brand new album “Reflections” by Igor Butman-Conrad Herwig Sextet featuring Alex Sipiagin, Jeff “Tain Watts”, Dave Kikoski and Kenny Davis.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail


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