Alex Sipiagin

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Alex Sipiagin
Born (1967-06-11) June 11, 1967 (age 52)
Yaroslavl, Russia
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsTrumpet, flugelhorn
Years active1991–present
LabelsCriss Cross, Sunnyside, ArtistShare, SkyDeck
Websitewww.alexsipiagin.com

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

Biography[edit]

Sipiagin 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] He has recorded seventeen albums as a leader, mainly for the Criss Cross Jazz label.[2]

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

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Images (TCB, 1998)
  • Hindsight (Criss Cross , 2001)
  • Steppin' Zone (Criss Cross, 2001)
  • Mirrors (Criss Cross, 2003)
  • Equilibrium (Criss Cross, 2003)
  • Live at Bird's Eye (ArtistShare, 2004)
  • Returning (Criss Cross, 2005)
  • Prints (Criss Cross, 2007)
  • Out of the Circle (Sunnyside, 2008)
  • Mirages (Criss Cross, 2009)
  • Generations - Dedicated to Woody Shaw (Criss Cross, 2010)
  • Destinations Unknown (Criss Cross, 2011)
  • Overlooking Moments (Criss Cross, 2013)
  • Live at Smalls (Smalls Jazz, 2013)
  • From Reality and Back (5 Passion, 2013)
  • New Path (ArtBeat Music, 2014)
  • Balance 38-58 (Criss Cross, 2015)
  • Moments Captured (Criss Cross, 2017)

With Opus 5[edit]

  • Introducing Opus 5 (Criss Cross, 2011)
  • Pentasonic (Criss Cross, 2012)
  • Progression (Criss Cross, 2014)
  • Tickle (Criss Cross, 2015)

As sideman[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alex Sipiagin". Alexsipiagin.com. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  2. ^ "All About Jazz". Allaboutjazz.com. Archived from the original on 6 July 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Introducing Opus 5". Crisscrossjazz.com. Retrieved 27 September 2014.