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Christmas Eve – Jazz Compote

Fez Art Café Presents: Jazz Standards & Festive Holiday tunes by Sveta Shmulyian (vocal),Alex Alabin (piano),Mitya Ishenko (bass) & Suprise Guests in Jazz Compote! Jazz Compote is a mix of styles, músico camarades, & instruments de musique based in jazz canons. Whether an intimate set of a few Jazz Coompote musicians or a boisterous sound of the full Jazz Compote band, the music inspires and energizes jazz lovers & novices alik…e.
Sveta Shmulyian is an up and coming voice in the New York jazz scene. Having made waves at recent New York music festivals and gatherings with her spirited performances of traditional jazz, tango, and French chanson arrangements, Svetlana is now performing in various venues around the city. Her voice combines tenderness and vulnerability with the strength of a seasoned vocalist as well as the warmth and beauty rooted in the traditional canons of jazz and old-time Russian romance. Svetlana has performed in various venues around New York since the late 90s including such renown spots as Irridium, Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, 92 Street Y, Tajine gallery, and many others. http://www.myspace.com/svetlanas
Alex Alabin is an accomplished New York City jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist. Alex’s compositions combine sophistication and beauty created by a seasoned jazz artist – with an unexpected edge and subtlety rooted in improvisational jazz, Russian classical music, and Brasilian bossa nova. A graduate of the Jazz Composition and Arranging program of the New School University in New York City he is a much sought out collaborator on projects by dozens of artists ranging in styles from jazz and acoustic music – to rock and improvisation theatre. Alex recorded several solo CDs and participated in numerous recordings of other artists. Alex has performed in various venues, including Carnegie Hall, The German Consulate and many others. http://www.myspace.com/alexanderalabin
Dmitry Ishenko is a versatile and in-demand New York City bass player. He has performed and recorded with such jazz greats as Steve Lacy, John Tchicai, Myron Walden, Roy Campbell, Jr., Sam Yahel, Joe Lovano, and many others. A graduate of both the Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, he is also a busy session player and arranger, having worked with members of Santana, Tower of Power, and, most recently, Paul Banks of Interpol on his album “Julian Plenti is…Skyscraper.” Dmitry has performed all over Northern America, Western Europe, Russia, and Japan. www.myspace.com/dmitryishenko

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