Alex Sipiagin

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Alex Sipiagin
Born (1967-06-11)June 11, 1967
Yaroslavl, Russia,
Genres Jazz, Post bop
Instruments Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Years active 1991-present
Labels Criss Cross Jazz, Sunnyside Records, ArtistShare
Website Alex

Alex "Sasha" Sipiagin (born June 11, 1967) is a jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player.


Alex moved from Russia to the U.S. in 1991 and began his career shortly thereafter. His first gigs in the U.S. were with the Gil Evans Band and George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band. He has played with Dave Holland, Mingus Big Band, Michael Brecker, Mulgrew Miller and many others.[1] Alex has recorded fourteen albums as a leader, mainly for the Criss Cross Jazz label.[2] He is married to singer Monday Michiru and frequently plays with her band.

Alex is a founding member of the collective Opus 5, along with Seamus Blake, David Kikoski, Boris Kozlov and Donald Edwards.[3]


As a leader[edit]

  • Images (1998) TCB - The Montreux Jazz Label
  • Hindsight (2001) Criss Cross Jazz
  • Steppin' Zone (2001) Criss Cross Jazz
  • Mirrors (2003) Criss Cross Jazz
  • Equilibrium (2003) Criss Cross Jazz
  • Live at Bird's Eye (2004) ArtistShare
  • Returning (2005) Criss Cross Jazz
  • Prints (2007) Criss Cross Jazz
  • Out of the Circle (2008) Sunnyside Records
  • Mirages (2009) Criss Cross Jazz
  • Generations - Dedicated to Woody Shaw (2010) Criss Cross Jazz
  • Destinations Unknown (2011) Criss Cross Jazz
  • Overlooking Moments (2013) Criss Cross Jazz
  • Live at Smalls (2013) Smalls Jazz
  • From Reality and Back (2013) 5 Passion

With Opus 5[edit]

  • Introducing Opus 5 (2011) Criss Cross Jazz
  • Pentasonic (2012) Criss Cross Jazz
  • Progression (2014) Criss Cross Jazz

As a sideman[edit]