Proud to reveal the interview with producer/singer/multiinstrumentalist Leonid Vorobyov which I conducted for Jazz.Ru Magazine last week. Leonid tells the story of his internationally successful, Moscow-based project, Leonid & Friends, which started as a tribute to his favorite jazz rock band Chicago, but grew up to a phenomenon vital enough to sell out a nine-concerts tour across the U.S., and to have 20,000,000 + views on YouTube and Facebook combined. The video version of the interview is embedded in the text. You can watch it in original Russian, but there is no subtitles. However, the entire transcript of the interview in a rather rough and hasty translation to English is included in the article right after the video. There is also a few photos, never published before. Enjoy.
Leonid Vorobyov, Leonid and Friends: an interview for Jazz.Ru Magazine