This performance will begin on a high note.
Famed Russian jazz musician Igor Butman and his Moscow Jazz Orchestra are headed to Manhattan Beach for an afternoon performance at Kingsborough Community College on Oct. 5. The globe-trotting horn player said the crowds will be able to toe-tap to more traditional tunes, such as “What a Wonderful World,” as well as modern jazz melodies.
“We have fusion music with contemporary flavor,” said Butman. “We play some music from the old — we have some music that we recently recorded.”
The world-renowned musician — who is touring India and Russia later this year — has performed for multiple world leaders, including former United States president Bill Clinton and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Butman will share the stage with Russian-Australian singer Fantine, who croons in English, French, Spanish, and Russian. Even when audience members don’t know the words — or the language — of a song, she said the crowd still boogies to the beat.
“It is interesting to see people still respond well to music they haven’t heard and isn’t in their language,” said Fantine, who lives in Miami. “It is good to see.”
One of the group’s most popular pieces is an obscure Dominican song called “Como un Bolero,” she said. But Fantine said there are no guarantees of what the musicians will play, because Butman calibrates the direction of every show based on the audience’s reactions.
“He changes the set depending on how the audience is responding,” she said. “It all depends on the mood.”
Igor Butman’s Moscow Jazz Orchestra featuring Fantine at Kingsborough Community College [2001 Oriental Blvd. between Quentin Street and Decatur Avenue in Manhattan Beach, (718) 368–5596, www.onsta
©2014 Community News Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not BrooklynDaily.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynDaily.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.