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On Tuesday nights throughout the summer, the Festival of Arts’ roster of world-famous musicians and music aficionados introduce their favorite up and coming performers.

Performer: Ilya Serov

Introduced by Grammy Award winning and Oscar nominated artist Roger Kellaway

Los Angeles – based trumpeter/vocalist/songwriter ILYA SEROV has been hailed as one of the most versatile young jazz singer – trumpeters of his generation. Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, he has graduated from the oldest academy of music in Russia (St.–Petersburg Conservatory of Music named after N.A. Rimsky – Korsakov).

Since arriving to Los Angeles 7 years ago, Ilya has performed with his own show and  as a guest artist in the United States and Europe.  He is best known for his dazzling trumpet solos, smooth vocals and his own arrangements of jazz standards and original compositions influenced by jazz, R&B, pop and world music. Ilya’s debut album, “September in the Rain”,  has been released in December 2013. Ilya’s second and third CDs  “ Back In Time” and “Just Friends” that pays tribute to renown jazz trumpet player and singer Chet Baker are coming in 2017. In December 2014 Ilya recieved “Best New Artist” on “Hollywood International Music Awards.”

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