Oleg Butman

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Oleg Butman (born 9 July 1966 in Leningrad[1] ) is a Russian jazz drummer. The younger brother of Igor Butman,[2] a well-known jazz saxophonist, he is best known for his performances with Eric Marienthal and more recently with the Oleg Butman Quartet. He released the album Passion in 2009, with Natalia Smirnova on piano, Wayne Escoffery and Mark Gross on saxophones and Essiet Essiet on bass.[3]


  1. ^ Lees, Graham; Lees, Gene (October 1992). Jazz Lives: 100 Portraits in Jazz. Firefly Books. ISBN 978-1-895565-12-6. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Music in the USSR. VAAP-INFORM. 1988. p. 74. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Oleg Butman". Jazz Times. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 

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