Russian Saxophonist Igor Butman to Tour U.S.

January tour will also feature Moscow State Jazz Orchestra and singer Fantine

Igor Butman with Christian McBride

Russian saxophonist Igor Butman and the Moscow Jazz Orchestra featuring vocalists Fantine and Allan Harris will tour the United States next month. The troupe will also play a single show in the Dominican Republic on Jan. 20.

11 Jan Hackettstown, NJ Centenary College

12 Jan New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge

13 Jan Washington, D.C. Russian Embassy

15 Jan Washington, D.C. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

16 Jan Allston, MA Scullers Jazz Club

17 Jan Lake Worth, FL Jazz & Cabaret Club of Valencia Shores

18 Jan Miramar, FL Miramar Cultural Center/Arts Park

20 Jan Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Teatro Nacional

22 Jan New Orleans, LA Snug Harbor Jazz Bistrot

24 Jan New Orleans, LA New Orleans Center for Creative Art Riverfront

Butman has released more than 10 albums both as a leader and co-leader, and has worked with with Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, John Patitucci, Stefon Harris and Randy Brecker, among others. Butman runs three festivals in Russia as well as two jazz clubs

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