Natalia Skvortsova is a well-known Russian jazz pianist, celebrated composer and arranger, music teacher, leader of Live People Ensemble and “the face of Russian Jazz Underground” (Rolling Stone magazine).
Live People Ensemble – probably the first contemporary jazz band in the history of Russia – was created in 2005 in Moscow. It performs both original pieces, written by Natalia Skvortsova, and jazz standard covers. Natalia's music is published by FANSYMUSIC – an independent original music label. In 2013, we released two albums (The Movement and The New Cities). At the end of 2015, we presented the last one titled Planes, welcomed with great enthusiasm by critics and placed on Europe Media Jazz Chart.
Articulated, surprising, imaginative, oneiric, visceral… The Russian melodic tradition of the classical music, contemporary improvisation, deep groove, ECM sound. Live People Ensemble’s music is original, sincere, thoughtful and inspired.
Natalia Skvortsova was born in Moscow in 1974. Graduate of Moscow State University of Culture and Arts. Founder, member and co-author of Live People Quartet, Post-Jazz Trio, Fusion Port, Beyond the Horizon and InNa projects. Her collaborations include Emanuele Cisi, Max Ionata, Bjørn Vidar Solli, Accordi Disaccordi, Andrea Beccaro, Asketics, Dmitry Mospan, Mir Station, Mike Ellis, C.L.O.N.E., Sergey Manukyan and many more. A regular at many jazz festivals, including Saulkrasti Jazz, Usadba Jazz, Jazz Koktebel, Leo Records, Radio 1jazz.ru, Gnesin Jazz.