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Sergey Mazaev

Sergey Mazaev

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Countries Russia
Occupations Songwriter Record producer
Type Business Music
Gender male
Birth 7 December 1959 (Moscow, Russia)
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
Sergey Mazaev
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Biography

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).

Early life

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.

Projects

  • 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.
    Moral Codex
    Sergey Mazaev's Queentet is a quintet established in 2013. The title of the group is a play on words; Queentet / quintet referencing to the majority of its members being women. The members are Sergey Mazaev (clarinet), Anna Kim (violin), Anna Pasko (violin), Anna Zhuravleva (viola), Olga Demina (cello) and Sergey Gayer (double-bass).
    Sergey Mazaev's Queentet
  • 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.

Career

Music

2005 - founded production centre Mazay Communications.

Bands

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"

Collaboration

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.

Acting

1979 - "Mesto vstrechi izmenit nelzya" as saxophonist in the restaurant.

Awards

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".

Personal life

Mazaev is married to Senior Lifestyle Editor of GQ Russia (Conde Nast) Galina Mazaeva.

They have 2 children:

  • Anna Mazaevа (2000-03-24) March 24, 2000 (age 16)
  • Peter Mazaev (2009-05-20) May 20, 2009 (age 7).

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.

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