2013 Update
9/1/2014 9:48:13 PM - I'm very happy to announce that my main project for 2013, "From Reality and Back" released from Gonzalo Rubalcaba's label 5 Passions, is now available on iTunes; CDs will be made available soon, date TBA.  It features Gonzalo himself, as well as Dave Holland (!!), Antonio Sanchez, and Seamus Blake, all original compositions including an original tune written especially for this project by Pat Metheny.  I feel this is the most important work I've done to date and hope that you'll check it out.  Watch out for Gonzalo's new project "Caminos," of course for his label, soon to be released which I'm happy to have been a part of. 

Also just released is "Live At Smalls" featuring Seamus Blake, Nate Smith, Dave Kikoski & Boris Kozlov, which represents my older material rearranged, and "Overlooking Moments" with Chris Potter, Eric Harland and Scott Colley which is an unusual format for me (quartet without piano or guitar), again all new music.  I also recorded an album as a co-leader with Opus 5 (with Donald Edwards, Seamus Blake, Boris Kozlov, and Dave Kikoski), our second album also for Criss Cross, entitled "Pentasonic," which was released in the Fall of 2012; we have already done several festivals throughout Europe this year, with more to come.  Please check out my schedule for upcoming lives.


Alex Sipiagin Solo Sampler
Here is a selection of tunes from each of my solo albums
FEATURED NEWS
Opus 5 Press Release/Bio by Bill Milkowski (part 1)
FEATURES
2012 DOWN BEAT CRITIC'S POLL RISING STAR IN TRUMPET!
I'm proud to announce that I've been voted #5 in the Rising Star Trumpet listing of the Down Beat Critic's Poll.  Very humbled to be recognized amongst my peers. 
OPUS 5 UPCOMING NEW RELEASE
Following the success of the Opus 5 debut from Criss Cross (with members:  myself, Seamus Blake, Boris Kozlov, Dave Kikoski and Donald Edwards), we have a new Opus 5 recording entitled "PentaSonic" which will be released September 20, 2012, also on Criss Cross.  Check it out.
UPCOMING RECORDING PROJECT WITH GONZALO RUBALCABA'S 5PASSION LABEL
I'm happy to announce that I will be working on a new recording project for Gonzalo Rubalcaba's new record label 5 Passion.  More as the project develops. 
JUNE 25 & 26, 2012 ALEX SIPIAGIN QUINTET LIVE RECORDING & PERFORMANCE AT SMALLS, NYC
My quintet will be doing a two nighter at Smalls in NYC which will become also a live recording for their label, on June 25 & 26, featuring Seamus Blake (sax), Boris Kozlov (bass), David Kikoski (piano) and Nate Smith (drums).  For those of you who can make it, great, and for those of you who can't, you can always check it live on Small's internet live stream through their website. 
DECEMBER 19-22, 2011 FEATURED GUEST WITH BRUSSEL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
From December 19-22, I am proud to announce that I am a featured guest with the Brussel Jazz Orchestra which I believe is the best European jazz band.  Every night we'll be performance in different venues -- check the BJO website or on my schedules.  I'll also be conducting a workshop at the Brussels Conservatory on December 20th. 
SKYPE LESSONS WITH ALEX SIPIAGIN -- UPDATE FALL 2011
Update for my Skype students, present and future:  For the month of November, I'll be grounded in New York and will be available to teach.  Because it's unusual for me to be home for such a long period of time, I am making available package lessons for the month of November, which is 4-5 lessons for a special price. 

I have been teaching at the Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen as part of their NY comes to Groningen series, now on my 5th year, and became a Yamaha artist last year and often asked to give master classes/private lessons worldwide.  The internet and in particular Skype has made it easier to communicate with people from different states and countries, and I am utilizing this tool to make available lessons via Skype.  If you are interested, contact me at alex@alexsipiagin.com and we can come up with a date and time to work through a lesson.  Half hour and full hour sessions are available as one offs, or we can even come up with a plan for a series of lessons. 
ALEX SIPIAGIN "A MODERN APPROACH TO IMPROVISATION" BOOK OUT NOW!
In the summer of 2011, Eric Siereveld successfully published through Charles Colin Publishing Company a comprehensive improvisation transcription book of my solos entitled "A Modern Approach to Improvsation:  The Improvisational Style of Alex Sipiagin" (with forward by Randy Brecker).  I worked with Eric giving interviews for his book, and think he did a great job, and very proud of this publication.  Please check it out.
CO-LEADER PROJECT "OPUS 5" JUST RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2011
Earlier in 2011, Seamus Blake and I had an idea to pick up members of the Mingus unit who we've been performing together with for years and make a collective project.  And so started Opus 5.  The album features Donald Edwards, Boris Kozlov, Dave Kikoski, Seamus and myself, with compositions and arrangements from all of us.  Just released in September, 2011, it's available now.  Check it out.
DECEMBER 11-13, 2011 PERFORMANCES IN RUSSIA WITH ALEX SIPIAGIN-MISHA TSIGANOV QUINTET
Once a year, I make a special appearance in my home country, Russia.  This year it is a co-lead project with pianist Misha Tsiganov featuring Seamus Blake, Boris Kozlov and Gene Jackson.  We will be performing at the Ekaterinburg Theatre on December 11, Ivanova Philharmonic Hall on December 12, and Yaroslavl Philharmonic Hall on December 13. 
Alex Sipiagin Radio
Here's a link to the title track from each of my pre-existing solo albums. Check it out.
Alex Sipiagin Solo CDs Now Available Here!
I'm very excited to make available for those that are interested my previously recorded and released solo albums through ArtistShare as part of my "Out of the Circle" Project experience. Just go into the ArtistShare link, then once you've entered "Out of the Circle" Project, look for the Music Lovers Participant where you can choose out of any of my previously recorded albums, plus get a copy of "Live At Bird's Eye" and later down the line "Out of the Circle" -- a great offer! There's also the Collector's Package where you can get all the albums. Check it out.
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