Dmitry Baevsky Quartet at the Kitano (NYC) on May 5th at 8pm & 10pm The Kitano is located 66 Park Avenue at East 38th Street, New York City 10016
Dmitry Baevsky (alto sax) Jeb Patton (piano) John Webber (bass) and Joe Strasser (dms)
NO cover charge, just a $15.00 minimum (they serve great food both American and Japanese).About Dmitry Baevsky
mitry Baevsky was born in St-Petersburg, Russia in 1976. He discovered his passion and seriousness for music as a teenager, when he picked up an alto saxophone. In 1991, Baevsky entered the Mussorgsky College of Music in St- Petersburg where he studied with the legendary Russian jazz saxophonist Gennady Goldstein. Throughout the nineties, Baevsky was consistently working in various Russian cities and played in several international jazz festivals throughout Russia. In addition, he participated in and was awarded prize places in several jazz competitions.
Upon his arrival in New York in 1996, Baevsky was accepted in to the Jazz Department at the New School University and was given a full scholarship. Between 1996 and 1999 when he graduated, Baevsky studied with such musicians as Buster Williams, Benny Powell, Joe Chambers, Arnie Lawrence, and Cecil McBee.
After finishing college, Baevsky stayed in New York and remained busy working within the local New York jazz community, appearing in various jazz venues throughout the New York area. Over the last several years Baevsky performed and appeared with such musicians as Cedar Walton, Jimmy Cobb, Barry Harris, Lewis Hays, John Webber, Dennis Irvin, Joe Cohn, Peter Bernstein, Joe Magnarelli, Ryan Kisor and many others.
In 2005 Baevsky released his first CD as a leader on the Lineage Records: Introducing Dmitry Baevsky. The record features such masters as Cedar Walton, Jimmy Cobb and John Webber.
In 2007, Baevsky recorded for Joe Cohns CD on Arbors Records. Other musicians on the CD include Dennis Irwin, Harry Allen, Hod OBrien, and Chuck Riggs. In 2008, he recorded on Ehud Asheries album, featuring Phil Stewart and Peter Bernstein on Positone records. He will also appear on Joe Cohns recording for Criss-Cross (to be released in 2009) along with Peter Washington, Willie Jones III and Peter Beets.