Alexander Zinger


Drums

Alexander Zinger was born in Rostov-on-Don. He studied at the Rostov State Rakhmaninoff Conservatory (1998-2002) and the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (2002-2007). He has performed with such Rostov jazz orchestras as the big band of the Rostov State Rakhmaninoff Conservatory led by Piotr Nazaretov, the big band led by Victor Budarin and the Kim Nazaretov big band led by Yuri Kinus. In 2002, he began collaborating with Marimba Plus and Arkady Shilkloper.

In 2003, Alexander Zinger received a diploma at Edinst International Jazz Festival in Kiev. In 2007, the musician won the 1st prize of the International Competition of Young Jazz Performers in Rostov-on-Don.

Alexander Zinger has participated in various festivals including Jazzia (Astana), Jazz in the Hermitage Garden and Russian Stars of the World Jazz (Moscow), Jazz in Montauban (France), the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow (Idaho, USA), the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, the International Jazz Festival in Baku, as well as Crescendo, Stars on Baikal, Stars of the White Nights, and Usadba Jazz throughout Russia.

The musician has appeared at the State Kremlin Palace, the Bolshoi Theatre, and the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, the Moscow International House of Music, the Wiener Musikverein, the Dzintari Concert Hall in Jūrmala, and the Grand Concert Hall Oktyabrsky in St Petersburg.

Zinger has collaborated with Deborah Brown, George Garzone, Frank Lacy, Gregory Porter, Jimmy Owens, David Sánchez, Roy Hargrove, Alex Sipyagin, John Grant, Andrei Makarevich, Yevgeni Grishkovetz, Valery Syutkin, Isfar Sarabski, Vadim Eilenkrig, Zemfira, Denis Matsuev, New Trio ensemble (Poland), the Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, the Mariinsky Orchestra and many other famous musicians and bands. Alexander Zinger is currently a part of the Big Jazz Orchestra, Obe Dve music band, and Denis Matsuev’s Trio. He is signed by Zildjian, Evans, Promark and BAG&music.
Information for December 2018

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