Alexander Vladimirovich Varlamov

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Alexander Vladimirovich Varlamov (19 June 1904 in Simbirsk – 20 August 1990) was a Russian composer, arranger, and conductor. He played an instrumental role in popularizing jazz music in Russia during the 1930s, notably leading one of the nation's best jazz orchestras. He also composed many jazz works, and his more than 400 compositions include pieces for variety orchestra, songs, and music for films and cartoons. He was the great-grandson of Alexander Egorovich Varlamov.[1]