Up to 120! The presentation of the mini-movie about Leonid Utesov and the mute movie screening accompanied by the live background music – Karyera Spirki Shpandyrya. This year the 120th anniversary of the birth of Leonid Osipovich Utesov is celebrated. The Research Center is glad to present the mini-movie about Leonid Utesov which enriches the main exposition. The movie is represented by Uri Gershovich, the Research Center of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center director, and Galina Evtushenko, the movie director.
Leonid Utesov (the real name is Lazarus Iosiphovich Weissbein; March 9 , 1895 — March 9, 1982) – an outstanding music-hall artist on whose songs many generations grew up. Leonid Utesov started his career at a traveling circus, then conquered the main stages of the capital and became not only the crowd-pleaser but also the symbol of the whole epoch. He combined city folklore and jazz elements; he founded the Tea-jazz style; but Leonid Iosiphovich was not only a musician he acted in movies a lot.
During the presentation of the museum mini-movie we will also screen one of the first works of Leonid Utesov – Karyera Spirki Shpandyrya (1926), in which he performed the lead role. The movie screening will be accompanied by the live background music (performers: Sergey Letov and Vladimir Goloukhov).
About the musicians:
Sergey Letov – a musician, a sax player, an improviser, the founder of Pentagramma, one of the brightest representatives of the Soviet and Russian improvisational stage. He performed with Pop-Mechanics and participated in different projects as well.
Vladimir Goloukhov – the founder of PervoeSolnce, a famous vibraphonist, percussionist and composer.