Andrei Kondakov is a jazz composer, pianist, producer and founder of numerous Russian and international jazz music projects as well as being Art Director of the JFC Jazz Club in St Petersburg.
In 1987 he graduated from the composition faculty of the Petrozavodsk Branch of the Leningrad State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (composition class of Edward Patlaenko). He currently teaches in the jazz department of the St Petersburg Musorgsky Musical College. Produces records and has appeared with such musicians as Bobby McFerrin, Lenny White, Vladimir Tarasov, David Sánchez, Igor Butman, Vladimir Chekasin, Paul Bollenback, Eddie Gómez, David Goloshchekin, Olivier Ker Ourio, Sergio Brandao, Café da Silva and Erivelton Silva among others.
Writes music for theatre productions. Appears in trio with Vladimir Volkov and Gary Bagdasarian. Together with Vladimir Volkov and Vyacheslav Gaivoronsky he has toured throughout Russia, Europe and the USA; the New York magazine All about Jazz has twice named the musician’s recordings “disc of the year” (2008 and 2009).
Andrei Kondakov’s compositions are performed on radio in Russia and Europe and feature in the repertoires of Russian and international performers.