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Alexey Kuznetsov

People's Artist of Russia, an outstanding jazz guitarist, composer, arranger and educator. Alexei Kuznetsov is rightfully considered the master of Russian jazz: "He is a solar artist, he deserved his fame, and even if we did not know anything about him, still after a few minutes of the game, fascinated by the hot rhythm, the ups and his irresistible smile, when he laughs All - lips, eyes, hands and even the guitar itself - we would be his fans "(jazz columnist Alexei Batashev).

More than 45 years of performing on the international jazz scene. He participated in an endless variety of international jazz and blues festivals and collaborated with many famous musicians, including Igor Bril, Georgy Garanyan, Vladimir Danilin, Alexei Kozlov, Alexander Rostotsky, Daniil Kramer, David Goloshchekin, Leonid Chizhik, Igor Butman, Sergei Manukyan. Among foreign musicians with whom Alexey Kuznetsov collaborated were many cult names: Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Garry Burton, Steve Swallow, Pat Mettini, Herb Ellis, Tutts Thielemans, Rudolf Daszek, Russell Melone, Peter Leach, Oliver Gennon and others.

For the first time in history he played live for the space crew - Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov (1988). Author of the textbook « From the practice of a jazz guitarist ». Recorded educational video programs « Guitar in jazz ». He released DVD and CD, including rare recordings of concert performances with the participation of outstanding masters of jazz.

Alexey Kuznetsov is actively engaged in educational and pedagogical activities, speaks on radio and TV, and presents master classes in Moscow and abroad.

Participation in festivals: 20092010, 2011, 2012201320142016, 2017