24.06.1936 – 18.07.1993

The head of a jazz orchestra, band leader, pianist, arranger, conductor, composer, teacher, Honored Artist of Russia (1985). The first in the country, Professor of pop and jazz music (1989). One of the founders and creators of pop-jazz education in Russia. The first head of pop and jazz music Rostov College of Art (1982, 1985), the first Head of the Department of pop and jazz music in The Rostov State Conservatoire named after S.V. Rakhmaninov (RGMPI) (1982, 1993). Member, Coordinating Board of Education with a variety of science-based central office to the educational institutions of culture and art (1984, 1993). Founder Rostov Jazz Orchestra (1963, 1993). Winner of the International and local jazz festivals. Chairman of the jury of international and national jazz competitions. By teaching and training manuals for piano and orchestra class for pop-jazz music departments of universities and colleges. The teacher, brought up a lot of winners of international and domestic competitions and festivals, working in Russia, Europe and America.

“The elegant, extravagant conductor, Knight of Big Band… He once perfectly combined intelligence, gentleness and ambitious principles. He understood. But he was so talented person that knew how that their commitment and determination to express in some very good form.” (YS Saulsky).

“His efficiency, combined with humor, combined with his personal charm enabled is very hard to put back on its feet pop-jazz education in Rostov…” (VB Feyertag).

Spring 87th at the initiative of K. Nazaretov in Rostov-na-Don Russia held a contest pop-jazz vocalists, then – II Donskoj big jazz festival Band, which at this time was already international (attended by teams from Germany, France, Poland). In December 87th as a member of the jury Kim Nazaretov, along with students and graduates og conservatory goes to Poland in the town of Kalisz in the XIV International Jazz Festival and the VII International Competition for jazz pianists named Mstislav Kosza. Already in Kalisz Kim was chosen chairman of the jury at the piano. Rostov musicians I. Ukolov and M. Ivanov were awarded this prestigious competition. In the 88th year, the orchestra was invited on a tour to Scotland in the sister-city Glasgow. In the same year, Kim Avedikovich starts a series of concerts under the rubric of “Jazz + Jazz” the Philharmonic. Vladimir Borisovich Feyertag, jazz musician, said: “Orchestra of Nazaretov pleases us with his persistence, careful attitude namely to jazz instrument”.

In 1990, Kim Nazareth included in the work of the organization All-Russian competition of jazz musicians and holds it in April (the chairman of jury – Igor Bril). The winners were essentially two schools: the Moscow and Rostov. In autumn the same year, the chair of pop and jazz music RGMPI joined the International Association of Jazz Schools (Glasgow), which unfolded under the slogan: “The future of jazz is linked to the future of jazz education and the International Association of Jazz Schools”. In January 1992,Kim Nazaretov was awarded for the academic title of professor on the faculty of pop and jazz music. In the same year on July 15 the Municipal Music Center was approved, and the Big Band of Kim Nazaretov finally got the status of a professional team. 21 December 1993 municipal Jazz Orchestra of Kim Nazaretova finally and officially moved into its own premises, but … without Kim.

(from article of Olga Korjova)