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Internationally Renowned Russian Jazz Superstar Igor Butman Featuring Oleg Akkuratov & Surprise Guest Vocalists at On Stage at Kingsborough
(Published: December 19, 2017)

On Stage at Kingsborough Presents
2017-2018 Performing Arts Season Bringing World Class Artists to Brooklyn

Featuring Internationally Renowned
Russian Jazz Superstar Igor Butman

The Celebrated Saxophonist will be Accompanied by Award-Winning Jazz Prodigy Oleg Akkuratov and other Guest Vocalists

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 8:00PM

Courier News Group, The Brooklyn Spectator, The Home Reporter

Brooklyn, New York - On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage at Kingsborough brings top notch performing arts to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster of artists spanning multiple genres including cabaret, dance, music, and family programming. The full season runs through May 19, 2018.

On Saturday January 27, On Stage At Kingsborough will welcome internationally renowned Russian jazz star and saxophone virtuoso Igor Butman to the stage, along with his quintet and special guest, award-winning piano and vocal jazz prodigy Oleg Akkuratov, among other surprise guest vocalists.

In 2011, Butman earned the high rank of People's Artist of Russia and in 2015 he was awarded the prestigious UNESCO Five Continents Medal. Fans of the Olympics Games might recognize Butman's sounds, where he has performed at every competition since 2004- along with almost every major jazz festival in the world.

Igor Butman has shared the stage with all the jazz greats, including Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Lionel Hampton, Wynton Marsalis, and Grover Washington Jr.

The audience will have the opportunity to meet Igor Butman After the Show!

January 27, 2018
8:00 PM
Igor Butman & Friends
Music - Jazz
Tickets: $32 - $37
Media Sponsor: Russian TV Guide

"On Stage at Kingsborough brings high caliber performances by international artists who are masters of their form, to the southernmost tip of Brooklyn. We are a destination for all New Yorkers passionate about the arts, while additionally providing area residents with access to great programs right in their backyard. We are proud to offer something for all ages and tastes. This year we have everything from Argentinean tango to Russian ballet to the best in American jazz and great Broadway stars," said Anna Becker, Executive Director of On Stage at Kingsborough.

Box Office Location: On Stage at Kingsborough box office, Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard (cross street: Oxford), Brooklyn, NY
Box Office Hours:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday
By Phone: (718) 368-5596
Online: www.OnStageAtKingsborough.org
By Car: AMPLE, FREE PARKING is available and we are just minutes from Exit 8 off the Belt Parkway.
By Bus:  Take the B1 or B49 bus straight to our entrance.
By Subway: Take the B, Q, F, D, or N and transfer to the B1 bus for a short ride to our entrance.

On Stage at Kingsborough (OSK) brings artistically and culturally diverse, multi-disciplinary performances from masters of the form to the varied communities within and surrounding Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn. We strive to create an environment where the arts are an accessible and integral part of life, and the Arts Center is a community gathering place for interaction and inspiration. We present world class dance, cabaret, theatre, music, and family performances in the Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center and Kingsborough Community College's Lighthouse from October to May, and our Hot Summer Nights! free outdoor concert series at Kingsborough Community College's bandshell every July. Our school-time shows welcome classes from local public and private schools, a majority of which serves economically-disadvantaged or special needs populations. The 2017-2018 season reflects our commitment to present world-class artists in exclusive Brooklyn engagements.

For the most up-to-date scheduling and line-up for all programming, including video previews, follow OSK via the below links for information.
Website: http://www.onstageatkingsborough.org
Twitter: OnStageAtKCC
Facebook: OnStageAtKingsborough

More Information: https://onstageatkingsborough.org

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