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IN MOSCOW .........

IN PHILADELPHIA .................

Valery played keyboards in many jazz clubs and piano bars around Moscow.  At the beginning of his career he was deeply influenced by Philadelphians Bud Powell, Red Garland and Bobby Timmons. Later he played with many bands, including dixieland, swing, and fusion. However, hard bop remains his favorite style. Among others, he played with Valery Ponomarev before Ponomarev joined Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.  

Recently Valery wrote several articles for website jazz.ru, describing jazz joints in Philadelphia. If you know Russian you can read about 23d Street CafeOrtlieb'sGloria's, and Natalie's. If you do not, you still will be able to enjoy pictures.

 

In addition, he spent some time (about 25 years) in cancer research wrote books and more than 100 scientific papers.
Valery lives near Doylestown, PA. You can easily get in touch with him.

 

 

 

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