Sergey Mazaev (Russian: Серге́й Маза́ев), also known as Mazay, is a musician, singer, song-writer and lead singer of the rock band "Moral Codex". He heads his own production, sound and publishing label Mazay Communications. Honored Artist of Russia. (2010).
Sergey Mazaev was born in 1959 Moscow, USSR (now Russian Federation).
He graduated from a school of Mathematical & Physical Sciences, before going to a music school to learn the clarinet. He also finished the elite Gnessin State Musical College and holds a diploma in Economics from Moscow State University.
- Moral Codex (Moralny Kodex) (Russian: Моральный кодекс means Moral code) is a legendary Russian rock band founded in 1989. The band gained popularity and has successfully retained a large following, with a musical blend for various preferences. Incorporating big beat, rock’n’roll and jazz/blues along with the lead singer’s characteristic and recognisable voice this band is a unique phenomenon on the rock stage. The band performs on a regular basis in the CIS countries. It also participates in festivals i.e Live 8 in 2005 and has collaborated with big international names such as record producer Chris Kimsey, who worked with Rolling Stones.
- Sergey Mazaev's dance orchestra founded in 2011 is a unique gathering of different musicians on one stage. Sergey Mazaev was able to bring together 19 musicians with diverse backgrounds and styles.
- "Моральный Кодекс - официальный сайт группы". www.moralcodex.ru. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
- "Live 8 Moscow | The Jeremy Nicholl Archive". jeremynicholl.photoshelter.com. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
- "DISCOGRAPHY | Chris Kimsey". chriskimsey.com. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
- mazaycom.ru, Мазай Коммуникейшенс. "QUEENtet Сергея Мазаева". QUEENtet Сергея Мазаева. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
- "Сергей Мазаев | Эстрадный оркестр Сергея Мазаева". mazay.tv. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
2005 - founded production centre Mazay Communications.
1977 - 1989 "Zdrastvuy, pesnia".
1979 - 1990 "Autograph" formed in Moscow and was one of the most popular rock performers on the Soviet stage.
1989–present "Moral Codex"
1996 - Duet with Natalia Vetlitskaya
1999 - Started performing with the legendary jazz musician Igor Butman.
2004 - Participated in the making of Singing Together's (Russian: «Поющие вместе») music video, which went viral due to its humorous nature.
2013 - featured in the "GQ" song alongside with famous Russian rappers Timati and L'One.
2015 - Another humorous video that Mazaev took part of was a project in the frameworks of "Evening Urgant" show (similar to the Jimmy Fallon show in America). The song "Эх, лук-лучок" was created after an interview with Oleg Oparin. The show's creative team were so impressed by the interviewee's ability to improvise, that they decided to turn his simple tune into a hit. Among those who took part in the creation of this are Timati, Ilya Lagutenko (frontman of Mummiy Troll), Vera Brezhnev, Valeriya and Philipp Kirkorov. The project resembles the 1985 "We are the World" song produced by over 20 famous musicians.
1979 - "Mesto vstrechi izmenit nelzya" as saxophonist in the restaurant.
2010 - Awarded with the title of Distinguished artist of Russian Federation by then president Dmitriy Medvedev.
2010 - Received "Musician of the Year" award at the yearly ceremony of "GQ people".
Mazaev is married to Senior Lifestyle Editor of GQ Russia (Conde Nast) Galina Mazaeva.
They have 2 children:
- Anna Mazaevа March 24, 2000
- Peter Mazaev May 20, 2009 .
Mazaev has a son from his first marriage; Ilya Mazaev, who after graduating from the famous Moscow State University (Russian: МГУ) studied in the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA. He is now a producer working and living in Moscow, Russia.