VYACHESLAV BUGAYETS - 70

He was born in Troyitsky in the Orenburg region and, in 1949, he went to Tyumen with his mother. From an early age Vyacheslav showed musical ability; when he was 9 years old he played in the wind orchestra of the fire brigade. Bugayets began to work as musical director of the group 'Siberian Souvenir'.

Vyacheslav Bugayets

He went on to work in the Krasnadar Philharmonia where he was soloist in 1968, at the same time working with the Tula Philharmonia under the direction of Kroll.
The later years of his life were different. Bugayets proved himself to be a fine exponent of jazz in the orchestra led by Viktor Budarin, which invited only the best to join.

Vyacheslav Bugayets

The orchestra played in many jazz festivals throughout the USSR. After many years of research, moving from city to city, the trumpeter finally came to the land of Azerbaijan. In 1988 he was invited to Baku to work in the orchestra of 'Gaya'. Together with colleagues from Novosibirsk, including Budarin, he played with 'Gaya' until 1992.
Vyacheslav Bugayets

Vyacheslav felt more at home in Baku than in other cities and he decided to stay and live in the warmth of the city, the environment he needed. He is now remembered for his fine technique, lyrical improvisations and a style full of light, life and individuality.

Vyacheslav Bugayets

He formed the group 'Braz' in 1998, including: Rafig Velimetov (guitar) Barat Ragimov (bass guitar) and Aladdin Aliyev (percussion). Working hard and productively, he was always seeking to develop his playing and was an admirer of the king of trumpeters, Miles Davis; he was a faithful fiend to many other musicians. Vyacheslav Bugayets' life was cruelly cut short, but we are left with the memory and the music of a talented artiste.