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"Dmitry Baevsky is a mind-blower" - STEREOPHILE


“An extremely soulful player with excellent technique and a special sense of quiet confidence.” - JAZZWISE

"Baevsky stamps his identity on virtually everything. Refined taste and prodigious talent" - JAZZTIMES USA

"The Russian born alto saxophonist has made quite a name for himself since immigrating to New York from his St. Petersburg birthplace nearly twenty years ago.  Now a charter member of the world jazz community, Baevsky has proven himself to be a formidable force to be reckoned with, confirming his prodigious abilities in countless appearances with some of the music’s greatest artists. Possessing a robust sound, acute harmonic mind and keen sense of rhythm, the young horn man puts it all together in a manner that is appealing in its lyricism, yet intriguing in its originality." THE NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD

"There's nothing fragile about Baevsky's playing. His sound is deep and rich, with some of the heft associated with the tenor or pre-bop alto players and an irrepressible swing fueled by a wide range of ideas and improvising strategies. That extends to his repertoire, differing tempos and rhythms and even a rainbow of musical keys" - THE NEW YORK TIME JAZZ RECORD

“Listen to a few notes on any Dmitry Baevsky recording and you immediately will hear his distinct musical voice: a gorgeously dark and warm alto tone that at times almost sounds like a tenor.” - HOT HOUSE JAZZ

Dmitry Baevsky, a formidable altoist from the New York jazz scene, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. His dark, warm tone, superior technique, harmonic sophistication, hard-driving and tasteful playing make him one of the most exciting saxophonists out there.


He released his first album as a leader in 2005 with “Introducing Dmitry Baevsky” (Lineage Records). The album features such masters as Cedar Walton and Jimmy Cobb.  Since then, Baevsky has performed and/or recorded with musicians such as Benny Green, Peter Washington, Willie Jones III, David Hazeltine, "Killer" Ray Appleton, Peter Bernstein, Cedar Walton, Dennis Irwin, Jeremy Pelt, Steve Williams, Joe Magnarelli, Ryan Kisor...

The only son of a writer and a translator, he grew up in St Petersburg surrounded by books and started piano lessons at the age of six. However, he discovered his passion and seriousness for music as a teenager only when he picked up an alto saxophone. Although Dmitry was not surrounded by professional musicians, his family was closely connected to music. His great grand-father, Moisei Beregovsky, was one of the most famous and respected Jewish ethnomusicologists who spent his life gathering melodies and words of Yiddish folk songs, as well as Eastern European Jewish dance melodies (klezmer music). 


Dmitry entered the Mussorgsky College of Music in St-Petersburg when he was 15 and studied for four years with the brilliant Russian jazz saxophonist Gennady Goldstein. 


When he turned 19, Baevsky auditioned to join the Jazz Department at the New School University in New York and was granted a full scholarship. He therefore left Russia to settle in the USA. As he was finishing college, Baevsky was already a member of the New York jazz community and decided to settle permanently.

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