Oleg Butman & Natalia Smirnova Trio

Discovery Series

Friday June 28 @ 8:00pm, NAC Fourth Stage


Oleg Butman and Natalia Smirnova are the most passionate, harmonious and musically well-balanced couple on the Russian jazz scene. They convey the chemistry between them to the audience as well as their onstage musical partners and this ignites the sparks of passion for which the couple is famous. Their music goes beyond mainstream jazz to include jungle, funk, latin, swing and even some unusual time signatures. At the same time, their catchy melodies, consistent forms and ideas clearly expressed in their solos make Oleg’s and Natalia’s music easy to understand. Their programs are complemented with original arrangements of jazz vocal standards.