QA Igor Butmans Tune Mixes Loyalty and Service

The Moscow Times
Thursday 21st February, 2013

Vladimir Filonov / MT Butman has a passion for worthy causes and for playing the saxophone. If Hillary Rodham Clinton is ever elected president of the United States, there is a chance she’ll invite Russian jazz legend Igor Butman to play at her inauguration party. Bill Clinton, who is well-acquainted with Butman, called him his favorite living saxophone player. One of the leading Soviet-era saxophonists, Butman, 51, left his homeland for the United States in 1987 and expanded his musical knowledge by studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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