Jazz Faculty: Alex Sipiagin

Introducing Alex Sipiagin's
new book on improvisation

In 1991, Russian born trumpet player Alex Sipiagin moved to New York City from Moscow in pursuit of a career in jazz. Sitting in at jam sessions for over a year, he finally landed his first major gig in 1992, playing every Monday night with the Gil Evans Band at Sweet Basil. Alex would go on to work with such groups as Gil Goldstein’s Zebra Coast Orchestra, Mingus Big Band, Dave Holland, and Michael Brecker’s Quindectet. Additionally, Alex has performed and recorded with Eric Clapton, Dr. John, Aaron Neville, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Elvis Costello, and Dave Sanborn, to name a few. As a soloist, he has recorded sixteen CDs as a leader.

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