Ilya Serov

Ilya Serov


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Los Angeles based, award-winning trumpeter, guitarist and vocalist, Ilya Serov began studying classical trumpet early-on, honing his skills at the prestigious St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music (Russia) and performing with St. Petersburg’s symphony orchestras and the state opera theatre. His musical world was expanded dramatically when Serov discovered American jazz as a teen, and it quickly became his passion. 
 Serov’s two original contemporary jazz singles, Chillin’ and HEAT, are a departure from his 2013 successful debut album of jazz standards, September in the Rain. A year later, he was named Best New Artist at the Hollywood International Music Awards. His second album, Back in Time, was released in 2018 as an homage to the Big Band Era. It featured the artist’s smooth trumpet playing and unique vocal style, and included collaborations with Grammy-winning percussionist Poncho Sanchez, renowned pianist Roger Kellaway, and acclaimed sax player Eric Marienthal. 
 For the past several years, Serov has participated in well-known and highly-respected music festivals including the Catalina Jazz Festival and the Newport Beach Jazz Festival. He has also traveled with the Dave Koz & Friends at Sea jazz cruise, sharing the stage with such greats as Peter White, Larry Graham, Jonathan Butler, and Michael Lington.