December 31 2 p.m. - "New Year's Suite in Jazz Style"

New Year's Suite in Jazz Style
Moscow State Variety Theatre
Bersenevskaya Emb. 20/2

Honored Artists of Russia

Alex Novikov – saxophone

Ekaterina Monisova - soprano

One time Ekaterina dreamed to be a ballerina, she even attended a ballet school, and wanted to be an actress, but in the end, the vocal allowed her to present the public all her skills ... Today Ekaterina Monisova is an Honored Artist of the Republic of Khakassia, Grand Prix winner of the International Forum of Vocalists in Italy (2010), she performs songs, opera arias, and jazz compositions with the same success. This feature of the singer's creative style is reflected in the new program "New Year's Suite in Jazz Style", which has been prepared jointly with Alex Novikov and jazz band by Vladimir Agafonnikov.

Musical interests of Alex Novikov, talented and original saxophonist, are wide too, his repertoire ranges from popular tunes from movies and jazz standards to compositions in the style of Latin, Techno and Jazz Rock. Irrepressible improvisations in the style of Fusion, Funk, Soul are the claim to fame of the jazz band by B. Agafonnikov, pianist and composer. Alex Novikov and Vladimir Agafonnikov's works will bring a distinctive jazz accent in the concert program. Stylistic panorama will be complemented by popular melodies from Bernstein's "West Side Story" and Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess", Adele's couplets from the operetta "Die Fledermaus" by Strauss, and "Drinking song" from "La Traviata" by Verdi.