Less ‘From Russia With Love’ And More ‘From Russia With Groove’ Multi Instrumentalist Valeriy Stepanov Is All Set To Take The Smooth Jazz World By Storm With His Skytown Records Debut Release, ‘New Beginnings’.
This YouTube Sensation Who, To Date, Can Boast Almost Three Million Internet Views, Enjoys Such An Online Profile That Musicians Around The World Are Clamoring To Both Cover And Rework His Music. Indeed Stepanov Has Been Identified As Having The Ability To Traverse The Entire Spectrum Of Jazz, From His Smooth Jazz Sensibilities, That Are Very Much The Province Of ‘New Beginnings’, Through To His Own Brand Of Fusion That Can Accurately Be Described As Chick Corea Meets Jeff Lorber.
Above All, What Makes Valeriy Stand Out From The Crowd Is The Superb Formula He Has For Rhythm And Melody, His Unbounded Energy And A Technique That Is Solidly Grounded In Music Theory. In Fact, Although Being Initially Taught By His Father, Valeriy Is A Protégé Of World-Renowned Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich And It Was Through His Influence That He Gained A Scholarship To Study At The Prestigious Central Music School Of Moscow State Conservatory.
Valeriy's debut release "New Beginnings" features guitarist U-Nam and saxophonist Marion Meadows.
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