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Samvel drumming away in the Huntarian Art Gallery 2008
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Meeting Lord Provost of Glasgow, Bob Winter, in Glasgow City Chambers Sep 2009
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At Loch Lomond Oct 2009
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We Belong to Glasgow Oct 2009
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On the Boat to Arran Sep 2007
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School Concert Oct 2009
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Performing in RSAMD with Tommy Smith as part of Children into jazz workshop 2009
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School Cencert Oct 2009
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Lia in RSAMD Concert Hall

As part of our long running, annual jazz season, The Rostov Children’s Jazz Group, children from a specialist Jazz School in Rostov-on-Don were involved in open workshops and demonstrations in Glasgow schools, in collaboration with the Education Department of Glasgow City Council.

In addition, collaborating with Glasgow Cultural Enterprises, they took part in that organisation’s Education Days at City Halls, when Glasgow school children were brought to the venue for performances and workshops where they rehearsed and played with the individual members of the jazz group.

Furthermore, they teamed up with soloists from the Scottish Youth Jazz Orchestra (including BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year- Alan Benzie) to produce a joint jazz gala concert “From Russia with Jazz” at the Russian Cultural Centre.

25th September to 8th October 2009

This tour was a part of Celtic Cossack Connections Project

Rostov Children’s Jazz Group consisted of six young people,

Tsalikov Eldar - Saxaphone

Engibaryan Alina - Vocals

Avanesov Artem - Bass guitar

Grigoryan Lia - Piano

Al-Magut Odey - Trombone

Sarkisyan Samvel - Drums

The group took part in Merchant City Festival, performed in Russian Cafe-Gallery Cossachok as part of the Sunday Musical Evenings programme. During their stay in Glasgow they had an intensive tour of Glasgow primary schools (12 concerts!) They appeared at the launch event of the RSAMD Jazz Deartment where they were joind by the established saxophonist Tommy Smith (Newly appointed head of Jazz Department and Director of Scottish Youth Jazz Orchestra). They starred in the opening of the Juniour Academy 2009/2010 withy two concerts and three workshops.

Rostov Group was welcomed by Lord Provost Bob Winter.

Despite their busy schedual touring they still had time to visit Science Museum in Glasgow, Kelvingrove Musiem and the Falkirk Wheel.

The Russian Cultural Centre is a Registered Charity SCN 028887


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