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Alexey Nikolaev

Jazz Studies

Since 2000, Alexey lives and works in Seattle. He performs with his own jazz groups, Jay Thomas Big Band, Kevin Seeleys’s Emerald City Big Band, and is a member and saxophonist soloist of Doctor Funk Band (Strokeland Records)

As a recording artist, Alexey performs and records with musicians like Gary Verrill (organ B3), pianists John Hansen, Mark Seals, Bill Anchell, Randy Halberstadt; vocalists Greta Matassa, Martin Ross, Karen Shivers; trumpeters Jay Thomas, Tom Marriott, Vern Sielert, Jim Sisco; bassists Jon Hamar, Doug Miller, Clipper Anderson, Douglas Barnett, Paul Gabrielson, Jim Cliff; drummers Greg Williamson, Phil Parisot, Julian Macdonoug, Matt Jorgansen and many many more.

Alexey's teaching experiences includes Central Washington University as well as Edmonds Community College, Mercer Island School District, Roberts Music Institute and Music Works.