Mr. Belin has performed on over fifty recordings
including ten recordings as a leader. Original
music composed by Mr. Belin is featured on many
soundtracks and TV Shows in Russia (Moscow,
Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod), Baltic
Republics (Riga, Tallin, Vilnius) Germany,
Chechoslovakia, Bulgaria including soundtrack
for New Hempshire Filmfestival Award winning
film The Turn of the Century by K.Lopushanski
(the student of famous Russian Film Director
A.Tarkovski). Mr. King B. has performed in concert
halls, clubs and festivals in United States,
Europe, Africa, Cuba, Russia, Baltic Republics
Georgia, Armenia.Mr. Val Belin is an author of
several instructional method books for guitar
Contemporary Technology, Children Notebook
for children, how to play jazz on piano. Mr.Belin
has invented new string instruments and methods
of how to play on them. He has taught at jazz
music clinics and seminars in Russia and United
States. Mr. King B. has produced many recordings
of very talented artists throughout the World.
He has opened several jazz and blues clubs in
Saint-Petersburg. On July, 2000 Mr. King B. was
awarded the Musician of the Year for outstanding
and invaluable service to the musical community.
the list of musical artists:
Mr. Val Belin (King B.) has performed and/or recorded
with Randy Brecker, Gary Bartz, Paul Bollenback,
Napua Davoy, Lenny White, Graham Haynes,
James Hurt, Antoine Roney, Bruce Cox, Brice Wassy, Frank Lowe, Ricky Sebastian, Sergio Brandao, Arlee Leonard, Mike Ellis, Andrei Kondakov, Fred "Catfish" Alias, Damon Banks, Gene Jackson, Igor Butman, and many other recognized musicians...
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
my buddy Mike
What Instrument do you play?
Vocalist, Piano, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Other
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Live performances in downtown New York City was organized by Mike Ellis
who’s been one of the featured performer and composer at Walker Stage.
Walker Stage (Tribeca NYC) was an underground scene for artists and
Mike Ellis, Graham Haynes, Antoine Roney, Lenny Charles, Gino Sitson, Daniel Moreno, Marc Cary, King B., La Veda, Queen B., James Hurt, Jojo Kuo, Brice Wassy, Frank Lowe,… Continue
Still wish we could see & hear Michael! I know you feel the same way. There may never be one as lovely as he, in every way.
Bless you & I hope to come to Russia one day. My husband Rob & I almost got to go there and Ukraine this fall
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
The great composer and bandleader was distraught over the 1967 death of Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years. But Ellington took Strayhorn's passing as an impetus, born of necessity, to increase his own productivity. Here are five examples.
At the Village Vanguard, one flight down from the hubbub of New York City, in a tight space packed with people, we're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.