Born in Kiev, Ukraine, saxophonist ARKADY [hear pronunciation ] resides in New York City, where he keeps a busy schedule -- performing, recording, producing, composing, arranging, and teaching.

Arkady's music education began in Ukraine, Glier Music College, and continued in the USA, at the Manhattan School of Music, where he received a Master of Music Degree, on a full scholarship, and won The Andrew Goodman Prize for Best Clarinetist. He was also a member of the New York Youth Symphony.

Arkady's career covers many diverse areas of the New York City music scene, plus touring: USA, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico, Canada, England, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Ukraine, Israel, Japan, etc.

As a multi-woodwind specialist, Arkady has performed in a wide variety of settings:

Symphony, opera and ballet orchestras: The Orchestra of St. Luke's, Concordia, New York  PopsPilobolus Dance Company (with Klezmatics at the Joyce Theater); under the batons of Gunther Schuller, Michael Tilson Thomas, Marin Alsop; on such prestigious stages as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center

Broadway and TV: Chicago, 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, Big River, Marilyn: An American Fable; "Late Show" with David Letterman on CBS, on MTV with "Weird Al" Yankovic, Andrew Taylor [Duran Duran]

Concerts: Tony Bennett, Jon Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan, Garth Brooks [Official Site], Gloria Estefan, Natalie Cole, Trisha Yearwood, Jill Scott, Monica Mancini, The Irish Tenors, Tommy Tune, Raphael, Joan Rivers, Lesley Gore, Mary Wilson, The Dells, The Temptations, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Drew Barrymore

Jazz: Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Dick Oatts, Bob Sheppard, Ronnie Cuber, Tom Scott, George Young, Frank Wess, Bill Evans; John Patitucci, Janek Gwizdala; Vinnie Colaiuta, Louis Hayes, Joel Rosenblatt, Dick Weller; Valerie Ponomarev, Lew Soloff, Brian Lynch; Ted Rosenthal, Mike Holober, Uri Caine, Lee Musiker; The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Charles Mingus Big Band, Bill Warfield Big Band, The Ed Palermo Big Band, Dave Grusin -- West Side Story All Star Band (Carnegie Hall, with Jon Faddis, featuring Gloria Estefan and Jonathan Butler); Jay Azzolina, Mike Miller, Oz Noy, Bill Bickford; Mocean Worker, Mason Brothers...

Latin and World Music: Mario Bauz√°, Sammy Figueroa, Dave Valentin, Candido, Yuri Yunakov, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Ara Dinkjian, Spiros Exaras, Gilad, Miri Ben-Ari...

A charismatic performer-composer-poet, and ever a Renaissance man, about his own life, Arkady says:

"It's like a movie... Can't Make It Up!!!"

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