The Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” proudly presents “From Butman to Goodman” with the 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. They have 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
Over the last few years Igor Butman and Moscow Jazz Orchestra have participated in several jazz festivals in Europe, among them: Jazz A Juan (France), Zadymka Jazzowa (Poland), Wigan Jazz Festival (Great Britain), and Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy). Igor and his Big Band also performed at Newport Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Rochester Jazz Festival, Syracuse Jazz Festival in the USA, and Montreal Jazz festival and Ottawa Jazz Festival in Canada.
The concert in Houston is one of only 4 stops of the Moscow Jazz Orchestra tour in the United States. Jazz lovers are in for a transcendent musical experience.