Our today's hero, Mikhail Chernov, is a musician. His biography will be examined further. He is also known as Uncle Misha. We are talking about a jazz saxophonist and musician, participant of many projects and collectives. Among them, we should separately mention "DDT".


Michael Chernov

Mikhail Chernov is a musician who appeared onlight in Leningrad, Ligovka, January 26, 1941 During the blockade the family of our hero was evacuated, his father was killed at the front. In school years the future musician was engaged in boxing. Changes in the familiar life is made in 1959. It is then that our hero begins to study music in the walls of the Leningrad Technical School of Railway Transport. He learns to play the guitar. In the same period, Mikhail Chernov mastered alto saxophone and clarinet. Participates in student amateur performance. From 1962 to 1967 he served in the military band. During this period he created a jazz band. With him he performed at various army amateur festivals.

Creativity and activity

Mikhail Chernov during the service met withtwo Alexis - Kozlov and Kuznetsov. Subsequently, both became famous jazzmen. In 1967 our hero was demobilized. After that he began to play the saxophone, clarinet and flute in the Odessa jazz orchestra Evgeny Bolotinsky. I continued this activity until 1970.

In 1974, our hero returned to Leningrad. Soon he became a student of the music school Rimsky-Korsakov. I chose a variety department, a class of flute and saxophone. I studied at Gennady Holstein. The latter is a famous jazz saxophonist. During our studies, our hero played in the ensembles of Valery Mysovskiy, David Goloshchekin, the orchestra of Joseph Weinstein. Took part in the annual festival called "Autumn Beats".

mikhail chernov musician

In 1978 he finished school NA. Rimsky-Korsakov. Gets a red diploma. Then he became a student of the Leningrad Conservatory. He chooses a correspondence department. Soon the pedagogical activity of our hero begins. In 1979, a musician with Oleg Lundstrem's orchestra takes part in the cultural program of the Olympic Games taking place in Moscow. In 1981-1985 years. our hero leads the ensemble, which accompanies the vocal group in the jazz club "Square". Together with the ensemble he became a laureate of jazz festivals in Baku and Arkhangelsk.

In 1983 he graduated from the Leningrad State Conservatory. In the same period our hero became the head of the dance orchestra, working at the Lensovet Palace of Culture.


Mikhail Chernov since 1984 participates in creating albums of St. Petersburg bands. Among them were represented: "DDT", "Myths", "Zoo", "Alice", "Aquarium". From 1988 to 2010, he becomes a permanent participant of one of the groups listed. It's about "DDT", where he plays the flute and saxophone. He is the author of symphonic processing of the compositions of the group. In his spare time from "DDT" he played in the collective "Old Carthage" Ildar Kazahanov. In 2010 he left the group "DDT".

Interesting Facts

mikhail chernov musician biography

Mikhail Chernov is currently continuingcooperation with a blues band called Forrest Gump. In the album "Equilibrium", recorded by the group "Electric Partisans", there is the song "Eternal Jazz (Uncle Misha)" by Vadim Kurylev. This song is dedicated to our hero.

The first hobbies of our hero were rock'n'rolland court songs. The fact is that his youth passed in the time of Khrushchev's thaw. Our hero recalled how in 1956 he was one of the first in his hometown who performed the song Rock Around the Clock. This song he heard on a branded record, which was brought from abroad by one of his relatives. It is not known that in the early years our hero had to work in the cafe "North". Among the pupils of the musician were Boris Borisov, Denis Medvedev, Alexander Zhuravlev, Igor Butman.

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