A splendid and spectacular performance of Oscar Jazz Band from Moscow at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi on January 14, 2015 made traditional celebration of the Russian Orthodox Christmas and the Old style New Year glorious, memorable and lively.
The colourful cultural extravaganza, which was organised jointly with the Embassy of the Russian Federation had the gracious presence of H.E. Mr. Alexander M. Kadakin, Ambassador of Russia.
The stirring performance of the Russian vocal and instrumental music group, which appeared in a variety of genres and diverse styles, gave priority to jazz. The items presented included songs in Russian, English, Spanish, French and Hindi. The popular Hindi film song of late 60s, “Aaj kal tere mere pyar ke charche har zuban par....” overwhelmed those present in the Red Hall of the RCSC packed to its capacity. The audience, thrilled and excited over the rousing presentation, gave standing ovation and profuse applause in great appreciation to the brilliant performance of artists.
The Oscar Jazz Band and Show-Ballet Dolce Vita have in its arsenal a large number of musical and thematic programmes. Credited with performing on the events of a different genres, this team participates in festivals and city concerts. The artists are the winners and participants of various national and international jazz, pop festivals and competitions, particularly the All-Russian competition of jazz art “New Names”, participant of the Moscow International Festival “Jazz at the Hermitage Garden”, Jazz Festival “Manor” and “New Wave”.
The jazz band team consists of Andrey Kapustin (Bass Guitar), Victor Kipkaev (Drums), Vadim Gurbolikov (Keys), Viacheslav Kirykhin (Trombone), Sergeu Pyzhov (Saxaphone), Oxana Maya (Vocal Solo), Irina Gracheva, Lydia Chegodaeva, Natilia Kucheriavykh (Show-Ballet).
The Band’s tour in India concluded with another jazz performance at a popular club Zorba on January 16, 2015.