Leiblich

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ALEXEJ MALAKHAU QUINTET

The 82nd protagonist of the “Jazz thing Next Generation” series comes from Minsk in Belarus, where he grew up as the son of an artist family and was gently introduced to the world of music by his mother, a classical pianist, early in his childhood. Alexei began playing piano at the age of five, and he became enthusiastic about the saxophone at the age of twelve, which is why he went to Germany in 2003 with a heavy heart due to the better educational opportunities. He studied under Professor Wolfgang Engstfeld at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne until 2010, and played in the Federal Youth Jazz Orchestra (BuJazzO) under the direction of Peter Herbolzheimer. Malakhau: “In Belarus, I could hardly have lived so freely, let alone earned a living from music. Of course, he had to work very hard for a several years to give art the freedom it really deserves. Life between two different countries therefore also gives a distinctive personality stamp in the sense of “Leiblich”. Hardly any other jazz musician currently combines elements of classical and modern music in such a natural and relaxed way. “I grew up with classical music, it paved my way. I encountered experimental art on the wayside.”

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