Diana Polenova and M-FACE band - Smoke on the water
Slava Tekuchev (saxophone)
M - FACE band
- это современное лицо стиля "smooth-jazz", -актуальная джазовая трансформация 21-го века: красивая и жизнеутверждающая музыка-"антистресс", сочетающая виртуозность и простоту восприятия...
высокий профессионализм и легкость бытия...
Каждая композиция программы - яркая музыкальная редкость в оправе изысканной и оригинальной аранжировки.
Singer, musician (composition, arrangements, vocal-coaching for soloists and jazz vocal groups), participant of the numerous international concert projects (in the US, Europe, Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore...), music tv-shows, film soundtracks recordings, jazz festivals:
"Montreux Jazz" (Switzerland) and "Jazz open" (Germany) in the concert tour of Leonid Agutin and Al Di Meola "Cosmopolitan life" (2005),
"Vokal total" 2003 (Austria, the "Ward Swingle Award" winner as a member of vocal group "A`cappella ExpreSSS" (first soprano singer),
"Jazz Parade" 2005 (Switzerland),
"Jazz at the hop" 2005 (the Netherlands), "Dinant Jazz Nights" 2005 (Belgium) and many others...
Diana has recorded two solo-albums of her own compositions and cover-versions, and has taken part in several studio and concert co-projects with russian and international musicians as:
Concert of the famous guitar-player Chuck Loeb (US) and "Trans-Atlantik" jazz-rock band (Moscow),
popular tv-show "Strictly Come Dancing" (Moscow, as the vocalist of the "Fonograf" jazz band, leader Sergey Zshilin).
As a soloist in jazz vocal groups Diana worked with:
"A`cappella ExpreSSS" (2002 - 2006, albums: "Magic Moment", "Middle of the river" (Aplex Studio), "Voice message" CD released by "Universal music Russia" Company in 2007),
"Cool&Jazzy" (2001-2002, Winner of "Ward Swingle Award" a cappella competition in Austria, 2001),
"Crystal chorus" (1994-1998), as a soloist of the Urals State Jazz Orchestra (band leader Nikolay Baranov) in the "Variety Theatre" of Ekaterinbourg, Russia (1994-1998).
Education: Russian Academy of Music by Gnesiny (Moscow): majoring in jazz-vocal, Tchaikovsky College of Music (Ekaterinbourg): jazz-vocal and jazz piano.
About the project:
"M - FACE"
- the Modern Face of smooth-jazz style, which is transformed into a new whirl of contemporary "anti-stress music" of 21st century,
combining virtuousness and simplicity...
high-level professionalism and sharp wit...
positivity and sophistication...
"M-FACE" band was formed in Moscow in 2005 by two musicians Vlad Senchillo (keyboards) and Slava Tekuchev (saxophone), first went a usual cover-band`s way - playing famous instrumental smooth-jazz music at jazz clubs /by the way, playing cool, good music, and famous clubs...but just by the way/...For that their brilliant colleagues were invited: Alexey Lebedev on bass-guitar and Dmitriy Vlasenko on drums... After succesfull start they`ve found out that music needs a voice, and the band neds THE singer...
They said it was just a good luck, that Diana Polenova at the moment was looking for a band...so they`ve found each other by mutual demands. With a new member Anton Habibulin joined the band in 2007, the search has been completed, and a spice of rock-guitar which he`s brought into the sound, just took the right place in that perfect blend...
These modern people who met in the right moment at the right place are now playing their own music all over the world and recording the debut album in Moscow. It`s promising to be tasty...