I. Metshin attended the anniversary evening of musician Evgeny Borets and congratulated him on his 50th birthday
Photo by Denis Gordiyko
Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, visited the jazz
anniversary concert “5:0” of Evgeny Borets, pianist, one of the leading
composers and arrangers of the Russian jazz scene. It was held in the Cannon
Courtyard of the Kazan Kremlin. He congratulated the hero of the occasion on
the holiday. A jazz evening was held as part of the XIII International Festival
of Improvisational Music “JAZZ in the Kremlin with Olga Skepner”.
Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, congratulated the
musician. He noted that they have long-standing friendly relations with Evgeny
Borets, and he is proud that a talented musician was born in Kazan. “Our
friendship lasts 30 years. A city with a 1000-year history is famous for its
people. It is a great honor for me that our friend Evgeny Borets pleases not
only Kazan and Russia, but the whole world with his music, talent and sincere
heart. We are proud of you, we wish you all the best, success, inspiration and
health to your mother”, wished I. Metshin.
Andrey Makarevich, actor Daniil Spivakovsky, as well as
other theater and cinema artists, congratulated the pianist. Together with
Evgeny Borets, they performed famous compositions in the original arrangement.
Opening the concert, Olga Skepner, the music director of the
festival, said that the idea to organize an anniversary concert in the hometown
of Evgeny Borets appeared two years ago. “We dreamed of holding an anniversary
concert in Kazan, the city where Zhenya began his musical journey. Then it
seemed to us a utopia, but miracles do happen”, said O. Skepner.
There were surprises, of course. On a festive evening, the
hero of the day was awarded a medal for serving the art.