16 October
Starting at — 21:00
Hall main/small: 1000 / 700 rub.

Since moving to NYC in 2005, Ark Ovrutski has had a busy career free-lancing with many of the great jazz musicians from many generations, including: Curtis Fuller, Carmen Lundy, Mark Soskin, Steve Williams, Larry Willis, Javon Jackson, JD Walter, Duduka da Fonseca, Cynthia Scott, Jim Rotondi , Donald Edwards, James Spaulding.

Ark’s most significant original contributions in jazz are his three recordings as a leader and composer, Sounds of Brasil (s/r, 2010), 44:33 (Zoho, 2014) and Intersection (Origin, 2016). These three recordings are consisted basically of Ark’s remarkable original compositions.

His recording project titled by the Ark Ovrutski Quintet “Sounds of Brazil” (2010) featuring Grammy drummer Duduka Da Fonseca, piano player Helio Alves and two great flute and sax players Craig Handy and Jorge Continetino performed a unique blend of different styles of jazz, Brazilian grooves, original melodies and contemporary arrangements. This album was highly estimated and Ark was invited to play with this program to Dizzi Coca Coca Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC in April 2011.

Ark’s album 44:33 (2014) featuring Mike Dease and Ulysses Owens released on the recording label ZOHO. This CD was nominated by DOWNBEAT in the section PLAYERS in June 2014 and got a lot of positive feedback including jazz major media. This was confirmed by several articles in the famous jazz magazines besides “Downbeat” - “New York City Jazz Record.”, “All about jazz”,

The latest Ark’s venture is the newest CD “Intersection”(2016) featuring Michael Dease and Grammy winner drummer Duduka Da Fonseca recorded in May 2015 and is out in February 2016 on the recording label ORIGIN. The release concert of the latest his CD “Intersection” successfully took place at the famous New York jazz venue Jazz at Kitano and received a positive feedback from “Downbeat”, “Jazz Times” , “Elmore”,”Cadence” “Latin Jazz Network” etc. Both album are rotating on American radio stations and were included in TOP 70 on Jazz Week.