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Moscow may become jazz 'head-quarters' - Jazz Messenger's only Russian

MOSCOW. March 24 (Interfax) - Moscow may become the world's jazz center, famous Russia-born jazz trumpeter Valery Ponomarev said.

"I forecast that after the Soviet Union collapses and the curtain falls, Russia will give the world a lot of outstanding jazz musicians. And the center of jazz may move to Russia, to Moscow," Ponomarev told Interfax after a concert with C-Jam Club Jazz Orchestra in Moscow.

"Everything is moving in this direction," he added, noting that Russia "imports more jazz than any other country."

Ponomarev is a famous jazz trumpeter who has written over 30 compositions. He played with the world's most famous jazzmen, in particular Art Blakey and Dizzy Gillespie. Ponomarev teaches jazz in New York; he conducts master classes for trumpeters during his stays in Moscow, in particular at C-Jam Club.

Georgy Gorbov's C-Jam Club Jazz Orchestra is a prize-winner of a number of jazz international festivals. The orchestra plays adaptations of world's leading big bands. It has been cooperating with Ponomarev for three years. Together they played a number of concerts in Moscow.

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